Meaning of CREST in English

CREST

/ krest; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

1.

[ usually sing. ] crest (of sth) the top part of a hill or wave :

surfers riding the crest of the wave

2.

a design used as the symbol of a particular family, organization, etc., especially one that has a long history :

the university crest

3.

a group of feathers that stand up on top of a bird's head

IDIOMS

- the crest of a / the wave

—more at ride verb

■ verb

1.

[ vn ] ( formal ) to reach the top of a hill, mountain or wave :

He slowed the pace as they crested the ridge.

2.

[ 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.

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WORD ORIGIN

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.