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CREST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crest mean? 

CREST (noun)
  The noun CREST has 5 senses:

1. the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave
2. the top point of a mountain or hill
3. the center of a cambered road
4. (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet
5. a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal

  Familiarity information: CREST used as a noun is common.


CREST (verb)
  The verb CREST has 2 senses:

1. lie at the top of
2. reach a high point

  Familiarity information: CREST used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CREST (noun)


Sense 1crest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The top line of a hill, mountain, or wave

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("crest" is a kind of...):

line (a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent)


Sense 2crest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The top point of a mountain or hill

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

crest; summit; top; peak; tip; crown

Context examples:

the view from the peak was magnificent / they clambered to the summit of Monadnock

Hypernyms ("crest" is a kind of...):

place; spot; topographic point (a point located with respect to surface features of some region)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "crest"):

brow; hilltop (the peak of a hill)

pinnacle (a lofty peak)

mountain peak (the summit of a mountain)


Sense 3crest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The center of a cambered road

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

crest; crown

Hypernyms ("crest" is a kind of...):

top; top side; upper side; upside (the highest or uppermost side of anything)

Holonyms ("crest" is a part of...):

road; route (an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation)


Sense 4crest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("crest" is a kind of...):

emblem (special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.)

Domain category:

heraldry (the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies)

Holonyms ("crest" is a part of...):

arms; blazon; blazonry; coat of arms (the official symbols of a family, state, etc.)


Sense 5crest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("crest" is a kind of...):

appendage; outgrowth; process (a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "crest"):

tuft (a bunch of feathers or hair)

topknot (showy crest or knot of hair or feathers)

cockscomb; comb; coxcomb (the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds)


CREST (verb)


Sense 1crest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lie at the top of

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

cap; crest

Context example:

Snow capped the mountains

Hypernyms (to "crest" is one way to...):

lie (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2crest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reach a high point

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The river crested last night

Hypernyms (to "crest" is one way to...):

peak (to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


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