The definition of a crest is something that is located at the top of something or someone or a symbol of a family name.(noun)
Crest is defined as to reach the highest point of something.(verb)
An example of crest is water reaching its highest level in a stream.
See crest in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME creste < OFr < L crista, prob. < IE base *(s)kreis-, to shake > MIr cressaim, I shake, ON hrista, to shake
See crest in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English creste
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin crista; see sker-2 in Indo-European roots.
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