Meaning of CREST in English



Pronunciation: ' krest

Function: 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>

– crest · al \ ' kres-t ə l \ adjective

– crest · less \ -l ə s \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.