Meaning of CREST in English
/ krest; NAmE / noun , verb
[ usually sing. ] crest (of sth) the top part of a hill or wave :
surfers riding the crest of the wave
a design used as the symbol of a particular family, organization, etc., especially one that has a long history :
the university crest
a group of feathers that stand up on top of a bird's head
- the crest of a / the wave
—more at ride verb
[ vn ] ( formal ) to reach the top of a hill, mountain or wave :
He slowed the pace as they crested the ridge.
[ v ] ( NAmE ) ( of a flood, wave, etc. ) to reach its highest level before it falls again :
( figurative )
The level of debt crested at a massive $290 billion in 1992.
Middle English : from Old French creste , from Latin crista tuft, plume.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005