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crest


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crest  \Crest\  (kr[e^]st),  n.  [OF.  creste,  F.  cr[^e]te,  L. 
  crista.] 
  1.  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  --Darwin. 
 
  [Attack]  his  rising  crest,  and  drive  the  serpent 
  back  --C.  Pitt. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  Stooping  low  his  lofty  crest.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  And  on  his  head  there  stood  upright  A  crest,  in 
  token  of  a  knight.  --Gower. 
 
  3.  (Her.)  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. 
 
  4.  The  upper  curve  of  a  horse's  neck. 
 
  Throwing  the  base  thong  from  his  bending  crest. 
  --Shak. 
 
  5.  The  ridge  or  top  of  a  wave. 
 
  Like  wave  with  crest  of  sparkling  foam.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  6.  The  summit  of  a  hill  or  mountain  ridge. 
 
  7.  The  helm  or  head,  as  typical  of  a  high  spirit;  pride; 
  courage. 
 
  Now  the  time  is  come  That  France  must  vail  her  lofty 
  plumed  crest.  --Shak. 
 
  8.  (Arch.)  The  ornamental  finishing  which  surmounts  the  ridge 
  of  a  roof,  canopy,  etc 
 
  The  finials  of  gables  and  pinnacles  are  sometimes 
  called  crests.  --Parker. 
 
  9.  (Engin.)  The  top  line  of  a  slope  or  embankment. 
 
  {Crest  tile},  a  tile  made  to  cover  the  ridge  of  a  roof, 
  fitting  upon  it  like  a  saddle. 
 
  {Interior  crest}  (Fort.),  the  highest  line  of  the  parapet. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crest  \Crest\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crested};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Cresting}.] 
  1.  To  furnish  with  or  surmount  as  a  crest;  to  serve  as  a 
  crest  for 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crest  \Crest\  (kr[e^]st),  v.  i. 
  To  form  a  crest. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crest 
  n  1:  the  top  line  of  a  hill,  mountain,  or  wave 
  2:  the  top  point  of  a  mountain  or  hill;  "the  view  from  the  peak 
  was  magnificent";  "they  clambered  to  the  summit  of 
  Monadnock"  [syn:  {peak},  {crown},  {top},  {tip},  {summit}] 
  3:  the  center  of  a  cambered  road  [syn:  {crown}] 
  4:  (heraldry)  in  medieval  times,  used  to  decorate  a  helmet 
  5:  a  showy  growth  of  e.g.  feathers  or  skin  on  the  head  of  a 
  bird  or  other  animal 
  v  1:  lie  at  the  top  of  [syn:  {cap}] 
  2:  reach  a  high  point;  "The  river  crested  last  night" 




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