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".

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.