Meaning of CREST in English

CREST

■ noun

1》 a comb or tuft of feathers, fur, or skin on the head of a bird or other animal.

↘a plume of feathers on a helmet.

2》 the top of a ridge, wave, etc.

↘ Anatomy a ridge along the surface of a bone.

3》 a distinctive heraldic device representing a family or corporate body, displayed above the shield of a coat of arms or separately.

■ verb reach the top of.

↘(of a wave) form a curling foamy top.

↘( be ~ed with ) have (something) attached at the top.

Phrases

on the ~ of a wave at a very successful point.

Derivatives

~ed adjective

~less adjective

Origin

ME: from OFr. ~e , from L. crista 'tuft, plume'.

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