Definitions of crescent

  1. To form into a crescent.
  2. Growing.
  3. any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters
  4. The increasing moon; the moon in her first quarter, or when defined by a concave and a convex edge; also, applied improperly to the old or decreasing moon in a like state.
  5. Anything having the shape of a crescent or new moon.
  6. A representation of the increasing moon, often used as an emblem or badge
  7. A symbol of Artemis, or Diana.
  8. The ancient symbol of Byzantium or Constantinople.
  9. The emblem of the Turkish Empire, adopted after the taking of Constantinople.
  10. Any one of three orders of knighthood; the first instituted by Charles I., king of Naples and Sicily, in 1268; the second by Rene of Anjou, in 1448; and the third by the Sultan Selim III., in 1801, to be conferred upon foreigners to whom Turkey might be indebted for valuable services.
  11. The emblem of the increasing moon with horns directed upward, when used in a coat of arms; -- often used as a mark of cadency to distinguish a second son and his descendants.
  12. Shaped like a crescent.
  13. To form into a crescent, or something resembling a crescent.
  14. An increasing or new moon; a figure like a new moon; the national emblem of Turkey.
  15. The increasing moon; anything shaped like the crescent moon; the Turkish standard.
  16. The moon in its first quarter, or something so shaped. as the device on the Turkish standard.
  17. The increasing or new moon, which, when receding from the sun, shows a curving rim of light, terminating in points or horns; a figure like the new moon; the Turkish standard, the Turkish power; a crescent row of buildings; a bearing in the form of a half- moon; military order, with the crescent for symbol.
  18. The moon in the form of a curve, broad in the centre and tapering towards the two ends, called the horns; anything so shaped, as a block of buildings or houses; the emblem on the national standard of Turkey, in the form of a hollow half- moon.
  19. A term various crescentic structures found in glands.
  20. resembling the new moon in shape
  21. Growing; shaped like the new moon.
  22. Increasing, as the new moon.