Definition of "crest" []

  • A usually ornamental tuft, ridge, or similar projection on the head of a bird or other animal. (noun)
  • An elevated, irregularly toothed ridge on the stigmas of certain flowers. (noun)
  • A ridge or an appendage on a plant part, such as on a leaf or petal. (noun)
  • A plume used as decoration on top of a helmet. (noun)
  • A helmet. (noun)
  • A tuft or growth of feathers, fur, or skin along the top of the heads of some birds, reptiles, and other animals (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Something resembling or suggesting this (noun)
  • The top, highest point, or highest stage of something (noun)
  • A ridge on the neck of a horse, dog, lion, etc (noun)
  • The mane or hair growing from this ridge (noun)
  • An ornamental piece, such as a plume, on top of a helmet (noun)
  • A symbol of a family or office, usually representing a beast or bird, borne in addition to a coat of arms and used in medieval times to decorate the helmet (noun)
  • A ridge along the top of a roof, wall, etc (noun)
  • A ridge along the surface of a bone (noun)
  • Identifying rings painted around an arrow shaft (noun)
  • To come or rise to a high point (verb)
  • To lie at the top of; cap (verb)
  • To go to or reach the top of (a hill, wave, etc) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "crest" in a sentence
  • "• In a story about the new coat of arms commissioned by Kate Middleton's family, the term crest was used as a synonym for coat of arms."
  • "What happens can be likened to Sisyphus´ endlessly rolling his stone up the slope, but in this case finding that the slope beyond the crest is also an uphill one."
  • "To the east his eyes, leaping the miles between range and range and between many ranges, brought up at last against the white-peaked Sierras — the main crest, where the backbone of the Western world reared itself against the sky."