1 the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave
2 the top point of a mountain or hill; "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the summit of Monadnock" [syn: peak, crown, top, tip, summit]
3 the center of a cambered road [syn: crown]
4 (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet
5 a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal
1 lie at the top of; "Snow capped the mountains" [syn: cap]
2 reach a high point; "The river crested last night"
- Rhymes: -ɛst
- A tuft, or other excrescence or natural ornament, growing on an animal's head; the comb of a cock; the swelling on the head of a serpent; the lengthened feathers of the crown or nape of bird, etc.
- The plume of feathers, or other decoration, worn on or displayed above a helmet; the distinctive ornament of a helmet, indicating the rank of the wearer.
- : A bearing worn, not upon the shield, but usually above it, or separately as an ornament for plate, liveries, and the like. It is a relic of the ancient cognizance. See Cognizance, 4.
- The upper curve of a horse's neck.
- The ridge or top of a wave.
- The summit of a hill or mountain ridge.
- The helm or head, as typical of a high spirit; pride; courage.
- The ornamental finishing which surmounts the ridge of a roof, canopy, etc.
- The top line of a slope or embankment.
animal’s or bird’s tuft
helm or head
- Particularly with reference to waves, to reach a peak.
Crest may refer to:
- Crest (bird), the distinctive head plumage exhibited by birds such as cockatoos
- A chicken crest or cockscomb
- Crest (physics), the section of a wave that rises above an undisturbed position
- Crest factor, a dimensionless number quantifying the shapes of waves
- Crest (hydrology), in hydrology, the highest level above a certain point (the datum point, or reference point) that a river will reach in a certain amount of time. This term is usually limited to a flooding event
- Sagittal crest, a ridge of bone running lengthwise along the midline of the top of the skull of many mammalian and primate skulls*Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (Paris)
- CREST syndrome, a limited form of the disease scleroderma
- CREST Newcastle, the Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering Studies
- Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology, Loughborough University, UK
- Centralized Research Support & Training, Office of Research, Christian Medical College, Vellore, INDIA
In popular culture
- CREST Certified Consultant, Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers
- Crest Animation Studios, an animation studio from India
- Crest (furniture), the top edge of a chair back or other similar furniture piece
- Crest (heraldry), a symbol or component of heraldic displays that stands atop a knight's helmet
- CREST (declassified documents), the CIA Records Search Tool, a CIA database of declassified intelligence documents
- CREST, a dematerialized securities depository and settlement service of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, operated by CRESTCo Ltd
crest in German: Crest
crest in French: Crest
crest in Ido: Kresto
crest in Italian: Crest
crest in Dutch: Crest
crest in Polish: Crest
crest in Sicilian: Crest
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