Associations to the word «Crest»


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.
CREST, noun. The plume of feathers, or other decoration, worn on or displayed on a helmet; the distinctive ornament of a helmet.
CREST, noun. (heraldry): 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.
CREST, noun. The upper curve of a horse's neck.
CREST, noun. The ridge or top of a wave.
CREST, noun. The summit of a hill or mountain ridge.
CREST, noun. The helm or head, as typical of a high spirit; pride; courage.
CREST, noun. The ornamental finishing which surmounts the ridge of a roof, canopy, etc.
CREST, noun. The top line of a slope or embankment.
CREST, noun. A design or logo, especially one of an institution, association or high-class family.
CREST, verb. Particularly with reference to waves, to reach a peak.
CREST, verb. To furnish with, or surmount as, a crest; to serve as a crest for.
CREST, verb. To mark with lines or streaks like waving plumes.
CREST, acronym. (military) The five types of verbal support used to enhance an (oral) presentation: comparisons, reasons, examples, statistics, testimony.
CREST CLOUD, noun. (meteorology) a standing cloud, extending downwind from a mountain range, or ridge.
CREST CLOUDS, noun. Plural of crest cloud
CREST TILE, noun. A tile made to cover the ridge of a roof, fitting upon it like a saddle.

Dictionary definition

CREST, noun. The top line of a hill, mountain, or wave.
CREST, 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".
CREST, noun. The center of a cambered road.
CREST, noun. (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet.
CREST, noun. A showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal.
CREST, verb. Lie at the top of; "Snow capped the mountains".
CREST, verb. Reach a high point; "The river crested last night".

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