What does crest mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crest(noun)

    the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave

  2. peak, crown, crest, top, tip, summit(noun)

    the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)

    "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit"

  3. crown, crest(noun)

    the center of a cambered road

  4. crest(noun)

    (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet

  5. crest(verb)

    a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal

  6. cap, crest(verb)

    lie at the top of

    "Snow capped the mountains"

  7. crest(verb)

    reach a high point

    "The river crested last night"

Wiktionary

  1. crest(Noun)

    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. crest(Noun)

    The plume of feathers, or other decoration, worn on or displayed on a helmet; the distinctive ornament of a helmet.

  3. crest(Noun)

    : A bearing worn, not upon the shield, but usually on a helmet above it, sometimes (as for clerics) separately above the shield or separately as a mark for plate, in letterheads, and the like.

  4. crest(Noun)

    The upper curve of a horse's neck.

  5. crest(Noun)

    The ridge or top of a wave.

  6. crest(Noun)

    The summit of a hill or mountain ridge.

  7. crest(Noun)

    The helm or head, as typical of a high spirit; pride; courage.

  8. crest(Noun)

    The ornamental finishing which surmounts the ridge of a roof, canopy, etc.

  9. crest(Noun)

    The top line of a slope or embankment.

  10. crest(Verb)

    Particularly with reference to waves, to reach a peak.

  11. crest(Noun)

    A design or logo, especially one of an institution, association or high-class family.

  12. Origin: From creste, from creste (modern crête), from crista.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crest(noun)

    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. Crest(noun)

    the plume of feathers, or other decoration, worn on a helmet; the distinctive ornament of a helmet, indicating the rank of the wearer; hence, also, the helmet

  3. Crest(noun)

    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. Crest(noun)

    the upper curve of a horse's neck

  5. Crest(noun)

    the ridge or top of a wave

  6. Crest(noun)

    the summit of a hill or mountain ridge

  7. Crest(noun)

    the helm or head, as typical of a high spirit; pride; courage

  8. Crest(noun)

    the ornamental finishing which surmounts the ridge of a roof, canopy, etc

  9. Crest(noun)

    the top line of a slope or embankment

  10. Crest(verb)

    to furnish with, or surmount as, a crest; to serve as a crest for

  11. Crest(verb)

    to mark with lines or streaks, like, or regarded as like, waving plumes

  12. Crest(verb)

    to form a crest

  13. Origin: [OF. creste, F. crte, L. crista.]

Freebase

  1. CREST

    CREST is the Central Securities Depository for Guernsey, Jersey, Ireland, Isle of Man and U.K. equities and UK gilts, named after its securities settlement system, CREST. CREST allows shareholders and bondholders to hold assets in a dematerialised, i.e. electronic form, rather than holding physical share certificates. CREST also serves a number of other important functions, such as assisting in the payments of dividends to shareholders. It is also an "Electronic Trade Confirmation System". When parties to a transaction make a deal, they both electronically confirm their sides of the transaction via file transfer. Both parties are required to submit confirmation details to CREST. In the event that transaction details do not match, CREST will highlight the issues and ensure that the problems are resolved as soon as is practicable. Given that stamp duty is only payable on physical share certificates, there is no stamp duty payable on shares settled via CREST. There is, however, stamp duty reserve tax. This is collected by CREST on behalf of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crest

    krest, n. the comb or tuft on the head of a cock and other birds: the summit of anything, as a roof-ridge, hill, wave: the mane of a horse, &c.: (anat.) a ridge along the surface of a bone: a plume of feathers or other ornament on the top of a helmet: (her.) an accessory figure originally surmounting the helmet, placed on a wreath, &c., also used separately as a personal cognisance on plate, &c.—v.t. to furnish with, or serve for, a crest, to surmount.—p.adj. Crest′ed, having a crest: (bot.) having an elevated appendage like a crest.—adjs. Crest′fallen, dejected: heartless; Crest′less, without a crest: not of high birth.—ns. Crest′-marine′, rock samphire; Crestol′atry, toadyism. [O. Fr. creste (mod. crête)—L. crista.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. crest

    A terrain feature of such altitude that it restricts fire or observation in an area beyond, resulting in dead space, or limiting the minimum elevation, or both.

Editors Contribution

  1. crest

    The growth of feathers or specialized skin on the head of a bird or other animal.

    The cock in the garden has a beautiful crest on the top of his head, it feels so smooth, he loves us to stroke it and tell him how beautiful he is.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on December 15, 2015  

How to pronounce crest ?

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How to say crest in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crest in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of crest in a Sentence

  1. Mike Steele:

    We could be seeing more problems as rivers start to crest.

  2. Edwin Markham:

    The crest and crowning of all good, Life's final star, is Brotherhood.

  3. Ohio University paleontologist Haley O'Brien:

    This structure was incredibly surprising, to see a hollow nasal crest outside of dinosaurs and in a mammal that lived so recently is very bizarre.

  4. National Weather Service:

    We're expecting isolated rain today, but it won't be widespread, and rivers are going to start to crest and go back down. Now we're worried about wind.

  5. Olivia de Havilland:

    Famous people feel that they must perpetually be on the crest of the wave, not realising that it is against all the rules of life. You can't be on top all the time, it isn't natural.

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