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Meaning & Definition of Crest in English

English

Crest

/krɛst/

noun

1. The top line of a hill, mountain, or wave

    synonym:
  • crest

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • peak
  • ,
  • crown
  • ,
  • crest
  • ,
  • top
  • ,
  • tip
  • ,
  • summit

3. The center of a cambered road

    synonym:
  • crown
  • ,
  • crest

4. (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet

    synonym:
  • crest

5. A showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal

    synonym:
  • crest

verb

1. Lie at the top of

  • "Snow capped the mountains"
    synonym:
  • cap
  • ,
  • crest

2. Reach a high point

  • "The river crested last night"
    synonym:
  • crest

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