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crest

Noun

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

Verb

1 lie at the top of; "Snow capped the mountains" [syn: cap]
2 reach a high point; "The river crested last night"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

crest
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. : 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.
  4. The upper curve of a horse's neck.
  5. The ridge or top of a wave.
  6. The summit of a hill or mountain ridge.
  7. The helm or head, as typical of a high spirit; pride; courage.
  8. The ornamental finishing which surmounts the ridge of a roof, canopy, etc.
  9. The top line of a slope or embankment.

Translations

animal’s or bird’s tuft
plume
bearing
horse's neck.
ridge or top of a wave
summit
helm or head
ornamental finishing
top line

Verb

  1. Particularly with reference to waves, to reach a peak.

Extensive Definition

Crest may refer to:

In science

In popular culture

  • The Crest, a gothic metal band from Oslo, Norway
  • Crests (Digimon), fictional items from the TV show Digimon Adventure, allowing Digimon to Digivolve into Ultimate
  • Crest (band), late-1990s noise pop band
  • The Crests, late-1950s pop music band whose big hit was "Sixteen Candles"

In commerce

  • Crest (toothpaste), the brand of toothpaste, that has been extended into a dental care brand in Canada, the USA, and the United Kingdom
  • Crest Audio, an American manufacturer of power amplifiers and mixing consoles

Places

Miscellaneous

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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

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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