crest
I. noun Etymology: Middle English creste, from Anglo-French, from Latin crista; probably akin to Latin crinis hair Date: 14th century 1. a. a showy tuft or process on the head of an animal and especially a bird — see bird illustration b. the plume or identifying emblem worn on a knight's helmet; also the top of a helmet c. (1) a heraldic representation of the crest (2) a heraldic device depicted above the escutcheon but not upon a helmet (3) coat of arms 2a d. a ridge or prominence on a part of an animal body 2. something suggesting a crest especially in being an upper prominence, edge, or limit: as a. peak; especially the top line of a mountain or hill b. the ridge of a roof c. the top of a wave 3. a. a high point of an action or process and especially of one that is rhythmic b. climax, culmination <
at the crest of his fame
>
crestal adjectivecrestless adjective II. verb Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to furnish with a crest; also crown 2. to reach the crest of <
crested the hill and looked around
>
intransitive verb to rise to a crest <
waves cresting in the storm
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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