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.

    Etymology: From creste, from creste (modern crête), from crista.

  2. crest(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From creste, from creste (modern crête), from crista.

  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.

    Etymology: From creste, from creste (modern crête), from crista.

  4. crest(Noun)

    The upper curve of a horse's neck.

    Etymology: From creste, from creste (modern crête), from crista.

  5. crest(Noun)

    The ridge or top of a wave.

    Etymology: From creste, from creste (modern crête), from crista.

  6. crest(Noun)

    The summit of a hill or mountain ridge.

    Etymology: From creste, from creste (modern crête), from crista.

  7. crest(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From creste, from creste (modern crête), from crista.

  8. crest(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From creste, from creste (modern crête), from crista.

  9. crest(Noun)

    The top line of a slope or embankment.

    Etymology: From creste, from creste (modern crête), from crista.

  10. crest(Verb)

    Particularly with reference to waves, to reach a peak.

    Etymology: From creste, from creste (modern crête), from crista.

  11. crest(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OF. creste, F. crte, L. crista.]

  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

    Etymology: [OF. creste, F. crte, L. crista.]

  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

    Etymology: [OF. creste, F. crte, L. crista.]

  4. Crest(noun)

    the upper curve of a horse's neck

    Etymology: [OF. creste, F. crte, L. crista.]

  5. Crest(noun)

    the ridge or top of a wave

    Etymology: [OF. creste, F. crte, L. crista.]

  6. Crest(noun)

    the summit of a hill or mountain ridge

    Etymology: [OF. creste, F. crte, L. crista.]

  7. Crest(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OF. creste, F. crte, L. crista.]

  8. Crest(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OF. creste, F. crte, L. crista.]

  9. Crest(noun)

    the top line of a slope or embankment

    Etymology: [OF. creste, F. crte, L. crista.]

  10. Crest(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OF. creste, F. crte, L. crista.]

  11. Crest(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OF. creste, F. crte, L. crista.]

  12. Crest(verb)

    to form a crest

    Etymology: [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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. crest

    The highest part of a mountain, or range of mountains, and the summit of a sea-wave.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. crest

    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.

  2. crest

    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.

Entomology

  1. Crest

    a prominent, longitudinal carina on the upper surface of any part of the head or body.

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. Tom Waits:

    I've been riding on the crest of a slump lately.

  2. Steve Chiu:

    Through provocative acts like this, he helps unify the moderates and frontline in the movement, it's like a wave. Sometimes we're in a trough and sometimes on a crest, and we're rising again.

  3. Governor Tate Reeves:

    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.

  4. David Evans:

    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.

  5. Freedman Fowler:

    Acristavus does not have a crest. The top of its skull is flat. Brachylophosaurus has a large, flat, paddle-shaped crest that completely covers the back of the top of its skull, it is a perfect example of evolution within a single lineage of dinosaurs over millions of years.

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