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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crescent  \Cres"cent\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  form  into  a  crescent,  or  something  resembling  a 
  crescent.  [R.]  --Anna  Seward. 
 
  2.  To  adorn  with  crescents. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crescent  \Cres"cent\  (kr[e^]s"sent),  a. 
  1.  Shaped  like  a  crescent. 
 
  Astarte,  queen  of  heaven,  with  crescent  horns. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Increasing;  growing. 
 
  O,  I  see  the  crescent  promise  of  my  spirit  hath  not 
  set  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crescent  \Cres"cent\  (kr[e^]s"sent),  n.  [OE.  cressent, 
  cressaunt  crescent  (in  sense  1),  OF  creissant  increasing, 
  F.  croissant,  p.  pr  of  cro[^i]tre,  OF  creistre  fr  L. 
  crescere  to  increase,  v.  incho.;  akin  to  creare  to  create. 
  See  {Create},  and  cf  {Accrue},  {Increase},  {Crescendo}.] 
  1.  The  increasing  moon;  the  moon  in  her  first  quarter,  or 
  when  defined  by  a  concave  and  a  convex  edge;  also  applied 
  improperly  to  the  old  or  decreasing  moon  in  a  like  state. 
 
  2.  Anything  having  the  shape  of  a  crescent  or  new  moon. 
 
  3.  A  representation  of  the  increasing  moon,  often  used  as  an 
  emblem  or  badge;  as: 
  a  A  symbol  of  Artemis,  or  Diana. 
  b  The  ancient  symbol  of  Byzantium  or  Constantinople. 
  Hence: 
  c  The  emblem  of  the  Turkish  Empire,  adopted  after  the 
  taking  of  Constantinople. 
 
  The  cross  of  our  faith  is  replanted,  The  pale, 
  dying  crescent  is  daunted.  --Campbell. 
 
  4.  Any  one  of  three  orders  of  knighthood;  the  first 
  instituted  by  Charles  I.,  king  of  Naples  and  Sicily,  in 
  1268;  the  second  by  Ren['e]  of  Anjou,  in  1448;  and  the 
  third  by  the  Sultan  Selim  III.,  in  1801,  to  be  conferred 
  upon  foreigners  to  whom  Turkey  might  be  indebted  for 
  valuable  services.  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  5.  (Her.)  The  emblem  of  the  increasing  moon  with  horns 
  directed  upward,  when  used  in  a  coat  of  arms;  --  often 
  used  as  a  mark  of  cadency  to  distinguish  a  second  son  and 
  his  descendants. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crescent 
  adj  1:  resembling  the  new  moon  in  shape  [syn:  {bicephalous},  {crescent(a)}, 
  {crescent-shaped},  {semilunar},  {lunate}] 
  2:  shaped  as  having  two  horns;  "the  horned  moon";  "the  crescent 
  moon" 
  n  :  any  shape  resembling  the  curved  shape  of  the  moon  in  its 
  first  or  last  quarters 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Crescent,  GA 
  Zip  code(s):  31304 
  Crescent,  IA  (city,  FIPS  17175) 
  Location:  41.36630  N,  95.85880  W 
  Population  (1990):  113  (54  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  51526 
  Crescent,  MO 
  Zip  code(s):  63025 
  Crescent,  OK  (city,  FIPS  18250) 
  Location:  35.94986  N,  97.58961  W 
  Population  (1990):  1236  (663  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  73028 
  Crescent,  OR 
  Zip  code(s):  97733 




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