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Cres·cent

 (krĕs′ənt)
A trademark for an adjustable open-end wrench.

cres·cent

 (krĕs′ənt)
n.
1. The figure of the moon as it appears before its first quarter phase or after its third quarter phase, with concave and convex edges terminating in points.
2.
a. A curved street.
b. A curved block of buildings, especially row houses, forming a continuous facade.
3. A curved pastry.
adj.
1. Crescent-shaped.
2. Waxing, as the moon approaching its first quarter phase; increasing.

[Middle English cressaunt, from Anglo-Norman, variant of Old French creissant, from present participle of creistre, to grow, from Latin crēscere; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

cres·cen′tic (krə-sĕn′tĭk) adj.

crescent

(ˈkrɛsənt; -zənt)
n
1. (Astronomy) the biconcave shape of the moon in its first or last quarters
2. any shape or object resembling this
3. (Human Geography) chiefly
a. a crescent-shaped street, often lined with houses of the same style
b. (capital when part of a name): Pelham Crescent.
4. (Heraldry) heraldry a crescent moon, used as the cadency mark of a second son
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the crescent (often capital)
a. the emblem of Islam or Turkey
b. Islamic or Turkish power
adj
archaic or poetic increasing or growing
[C14: from Latin crescēns increasing, from crescere to grow]
crescentic adj

cres•cent

(ˈkrɛs ənt)

n.
1. a shape resembling a segment of a ring tapering to points at the ends.
2. something, as a cookie, having this shape.
3. the figure of the moon in its first or last quarter, resembling such a shape.
adj.
4. shaped like a crescent.
5. increasing.
[1350–1400; Middle English cressaunt < Anglo-French < Latin crēscent-, s. of crēscēns, present participle of crēscere to grow]
cres•cen•tic (krɪˈsɛn tɪk) adj.

cres·cent

(krĕs′ənt)
Partly but less than half illuminated. Used to describe the moon or a planet. Compare gibbous.

crescent

A crescent-shaped row of terraced houses.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crescent - any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarterscrescent - any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters
curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
Adj.1.crescent - resembling the new moon in shape
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"

crescent

noun
1. meniscus, sickle, new moon, half-moon, old moon, sickle-shape a flag with a white crescent on a red ground
adjective
Translations
شارِع مُلتَوِهِلال
polokruhovitá ulicesrpek měsícesrpkovitý
buet vejhalvmånekurvet vej
croissantkasvavakuunsirppisirppivoisarvi
kiflicapolumjesecroščić
félholdívelt házsor
gata sem liggur í hálfhringhálfmáni; sigîlaga
クロワッサン月型月形
puslankio formos gatvėpusmėnulio formospusmėnulis
līkumota ielapusloka-puslokspusmēnesspusmēnesveidīgs
kosák mesiacaoblúkovitá ulica
polmesec
hilâlhilâl şeklindeyarım daire cadde

crescent

[ˈkresnt]
A. ADJcreciente
B. N (= shape) → medialuna f; (= street) calle en forma de semicírculo
C. CPD crescent moon Nluna f creciente

crescent

[ˈkrɛsənt] n
(= shape) → croissant m
(= street) → rue f (en arc de cercle)crescent moon ncroissant m de lunecrescent-shaped [ˈkrɛsəntʃeɪpt] adjen croissant, en forme de croissant

crescent

nHalbmond m; (in street names) → Weg m (halbmondförmig verlaufende Straße)
adj the crescent moondie Mondsichel

crescent

[ˈkrɛsnt]
1. adj (moon) → crescente; (shape) → a mezzaluna
2. n (shape) → mezzaluna; (street) → via (a semicerchio)

crescent

(ˈkresnt) noun
1. (also adjective) (having) the curved shape of the growing moon. the crescent moon; crescent-shaped earrings.
2. (abbreviated to Cres. when written in street-names) a curved street.
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