Cresting
Crest Crest, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cresting}.] 1. To furnish with, or surmount as, a crest; to serve as a crest for. [1913 Webster]

His legs bestrid the ocean, his reared arm Crested the world. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Mid groves of clouds that crest the mountain's brow. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

2. To mark with lines or streaks, like, or regarded as like, waving plumes. [1913 Webster]

Like as the shining sky in summer's night, . . . Is crested with lines of fiery light. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Cresting — Crest ing, n. (Arch.) An ornamental finish on the top of a wall or ridge of a roof. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cresting — [kres′tiŋ] n. an ornamental ridging on a wall, roof, etc …   English World dictionary

  • cresting — noun Date: 1862 a decorative edging or railing (as on pottery or furniture) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cresting — /kres ting/, n. 1. Archit. a decorative coping, balustrade, etc., usually designed to give an interesting skyline. 2. Furniture. ornamentation either carved or sawed in the top rail of a piece or else added to it. 3. a system of ornamental ridges …   Universalium

  • cresting — krest n. tuft of feathers (as decoration, on a bird, etc.); part of a coat of arms; highest point; ridge v. reach the top; form a ridge or crest; decorate with a crest …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cresting — noun an ornamental decoration at the top of a roof or wall …   English new terms dictionary

  • cresting — crest·ing …   English syllables

  • cresting — crest•ing [[t]ˈkrɛs tɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) archit. a decorative coping, balustrade, etc., usu. designed to give an interesting skyline to a building 2) fur ornamentation, usu. carved, on the top rail of a piece of furniture • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • cresting — /ˈkrɛstɪŋ/ (say kresting) noun the ornamental part which surmounts a roof ridge, wall, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • cresting —   Po ina (of sea) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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