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Definitions for crest
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the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave
peak, crown, crest, top, tip, summitnoun
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"
the center of a cambered road
(heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet
a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal
lie at the top of
"Snow capped the mountains"
reach a high point
"The river crested last night"
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 on a helmet; the distinctive ornament of a helmet.
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.
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.
Particularly with reference to waves, to reach a peak.
A design or logo, especially one of an institution, association or high-class family.
Etymology: From creste, from creste (modern crête), from crista.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: crista, Latin.
His valour, shewn upon our crests to-day,
Hath taught us how to cherish such high deeds,
Ev’n in the bosom of our adversaries. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.
Others, on ground
Walk’d firm; the crested cock, whose clarion sounds
The silent hours. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. vii. l. 442.
Of what esteem crests were, in the time of king Edward the third’s reign, may appear by his giving an eagle, which he himself had formerly born, for a crest to William Montacute, earl of Salisbury. William Camden, Remains.
It was a crest ere thou wast born:
Thy father’s father wore it. William Shakespeare, As you like it.
Their crests divide,
And, tow’ring o’er his head, in triumph ride. John Dryden, Virgil.
When horses should endure the bloody spur,
They fall their crests. William Shakespeare.
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 a helmet; the distinctive ornament of a helmet, indicating the rank of the wearer; hence, also, the helmet
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
to furnish with, or surmount as, a crest; to serve as a crest for
to mark with lines or streaks, like, or regarded as like, waving plumes
to form a crest
Etymology: [OF. creste, F. crte, L. crista.]
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
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
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The highest part of a mountain, or range of mountains, and the summit of a sea-wave.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Signifies the line which marks the top of a parapet. It is sometimes called the interior crest. The exterior, or sub-crest, is the line marking the meeting of the exterior and superior slopes.
In feudal times was the distinctive ornament of the helmet; hence the term is frequently applied to the helmet itself. In heraldry the crest is shown as an appendage to the shield, placed over it, and usually borne upon a wreath. It is generally either some portion of the coat-armor, or a device commemorative of some incident in the history of a family, and often contains an allusion to the office of the bearer.
a prominent, longitudinal carina on the upper surface of any part of the head or body.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Crest is ranked #76533 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Crest surname appeared 251 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Crest.
66.5% or 167 total occurrences were White.
21.9% or 55 total occurrences were Black.
8.3% or 21 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
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The numerical value of crest in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of crest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of crest in a Sentence
...The Victorian era (was) a time in Britain for great change and progress, an era that has always inspired me and my work, (Burberry) chose to present his company with an emblem of a knight on a horse, but for his family crest, he instead chose a unicorn. Thomas Burberry was a daring innovator but also a romantic and a dreamer.
The tactical management decision is not to insert fire crews due to safety concerns, however, this is not an unresponsive approach, smoke might be visible to Pacific Crest Trail hikers but the.25 acre fire is surrounded by granite rocks, a small lake and sparse fuels.
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.
It has answered long-standing questions about how the crest is constructed and about the validity of this particular species. For me, this fossil is very exciting.
After days of rising floodwaters, we do have some positive news to report this morning, it appears the Pearl River is currently at 36.74 feet (11.2 meters) and we that believe it is expected to be at or near its crest at this moment.
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Translations for crest
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- гребен, гриваBulgarian
- Krone, Haube, KammGerman
- cresta, cornisaSpanish
- harja, heltta, harjaviiva, töyhtö, kypäränkoristeFinnish
- crête, aigrette, huppe, cimierFrench
- bàrr, cìrean, mullachScottish Gaelic
- timbro, crine, cresta, crinieraItalian
- In summis MontibusLatin
- перјаница, гривна, качулка, врв, креста, гребен, пувка, грива, челенка, кикиришкаMacedonian
- pluim, kuif, kam, helmtekenDutch
- crina, elmo, pluma, [[crista]] ([[da]]/[[de]] [[onda]]), cume, crista, brasãoPortuguese
- конёк, гребень, грива, плюмаж, вершина, хохолок, гребешок, холкаRussian
- vågkam, bergskam, kamSwedish
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