Crest Definition

krĕst
crested, cresting, crests
noun
crests
Any process or growth on the head of an animal, as a comb or feathered tuft on certain birds.
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An elevated, irregularly toothed ridge on the stigmas of certain flowers.
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A plume or emblem, formerly worn on a helmet.
Webster's New World
A ridge or an appendage on a plant part, such as on a leaf or petal.
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A helmet or its apex.
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verb
To provide or decorate with a crest.
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To form a crest, as a wave.
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To lie at the top of; crown.
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To reach the crest of.
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To reach its highest level.
The flooding river crested at 30 feet.
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abbreviation
(military) The five types of verbal support used to enhance an (oral) presentation: comparisons, reasons, examples, statistics, testimony.
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Other Word Forms of Crest

Noun

Singular:
crest
Plural:
crests

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

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