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Definition of "crescent" []

  • The figure of the moon as it appears in its first or last quarter, with concave and convex edges terminating in points. (noun)
  • Something shaped like a crescent, especially: (noun)
  • A curved pastry. (noun)
  • A curved street, often presenting a continuous façade, as of row houses. (noun)
  • Crescent-shaped. (adjective)

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.

Use "crescent" in a sentence
  • "This crescent is significant to Islam and is borne on the state flags and official marquees of Muslim countries from Algeria to Indonesia."
  • "Currently, there were thirty-seven red spheres creating a thin crescent that nearly encapsulated the eleven closely packed blue spheres."
  • "The word crescent has since been dropped, and I have a hunch he will be tweaking the overall design as well."