Crest meaning

krĕst
Crest is defined as to reach the highest point of something.

An example of crest is water reaching its highest level in a stream.

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The definition of a crest is something that is located at the top of something or someone or a symbol of a family name.

An example of crest is the comb on a rooster's head.

An example of crest is Mount Lyell in Yosemite.

An example of crest is feathers in the top of a medieval helmet.

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The highest point, level, degree, etc.
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A heraldic device placed above the shield in a coat of arms, or used separately on seals, silverware, note paper, etc.
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The part of a wave with greatest magnitude; the highest part of a wave.
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To provide or decorate with a crest.
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To lie at the top of; crown.
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(military) The five types of verbal support used to enhance an (oral) presentation: comparisons, reasons, examples, statistics, testimony.
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A projecting ridge, as along a bone.
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To form a crest, as a wave.
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To reach its highest level.

The flooding river crested at 30 feet.

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A projection or ridge, especially of bone.
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The ridge on a roof.
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A plume or emblem, formerly worn on a helmet.
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A helmet or its apex.
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The top of anything, or the line or surface along the top; summit; ridge.

The crest of a wave, a mountain crest.

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To reach the crest of.
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To decorate or furnish with a crest.
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To reach the crest of.

Crested the ridge.

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To form into a crest or crests.

Waves cresting over the seawall.

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To reach a crest.

The swollen river crested at 9:15.

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Any process or growth on the head of an animal, as a comb or feathered tuft on certain birds.
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Origin of crest

  • Middle English creste from Old French from Latin crista sker-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition