Definitions of crest

  1. To furnish with, or serve as, a crest; to crown.
  2. To furnish with, or serve for, a crest.
  3. reach a high point; " The river crested last night"
  4. To furnish with a crest; to mark with long streaks.
  5. a showy growth of e. g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal
  6. ( heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet
  7. A tuft, or other excrescence or natural ornament, growing on an animal's head; the comb of a cock; the swelling on the head of a serpent; the lengthened feathers of the crown or nape of bird, etc.
  8. The plume of feathers, or other decoration, worn on a helmet; the distinctive ornament of a helmet, indicating the rank of the wearer; hence, also, the helmet.
  9. A bearing worn, not upon the shield, but usually above it, or separately as an ornament for plate, liveries, and the like. It is a relic of the ancient cognizance. See Cognizance, 4.
  10. The upper curve of a horse's neck.
  11. The ridge or top of a wave.
  12. The summit of a hill or mountain ridge.
  13. The helm or head, as typical of a high spirit; pride; courage.
  14. The ornamental finishing which surmounts the ridge of a roof, canopy, etc.
  15. The top line of a slope or embankment.
  16. To furnish with, or surmount as, a crest; to serve as a crest for.
  17. To mark with lines or streaks, like, or regarded as like, waving plumes.
  18. To form a crest.
  19. A plume of feathers on the head of a bird; a helmet; the ridge of a wave; the summit of a hill, or ridge; a heraldic device, usually worn above the shield.
  20. The comb or tuft on the head of a cock and other birds: a plume of feathers or other ornament on the top of a helmet: ( her.) a figure placed over a coat of arms.
  21. The comb of a cock; ridge of a helmet, wave, or mountain; ornament on a helmet, or over a coat- of- arms.
  22. A comb or tuft on the head of a fowl; a plume, tuft, or the like, on a helmet; the ridge of a wave or of a mountain; the top of anything; head.
  23. A coat of arms.
  24. A tuft or a swelling growing on the top of the head; a plume on the top of a helmet; the helmet itself; the figure placed over a coat of arms; the foam on the top of a wave; the top of a ridge; pride or courage.
  25. The plume of feathers or a like ornament on the top of an ancient helmet; the helmet itself; the comb on the head of a bird; pride; courage; the figure or device that surmounts a coat of arms; the foamy top of a wave; the highest part of a hill or ridge.
  26. A ridge on a bone; a fleshy longitudinal ridge as in newts.
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