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Definition 1: a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal - [noun denoting animal]

(crest is a kind of ...) a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant

"a bony process"

(... is a kind of crest ) a bunch of feathers or hair

(... is a kind of crest ) showy crest or knot of hair or feathers

(... is a kind of crest ) the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds

Definition 2: (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet - [noun denoting artifact]

(crest is a kind of ...) special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.

(... is part of crest) the official symbols of a family, state, etc.

(crest belongs to category ...) the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies

Definition 3: the center of a cambered road - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for crest in the sense of this definition

(crest is a kind of ...) the highest or uppermost side of anything

"put your books on top of the desk" "only the top side of the box was painted"

(... is part of crest) an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

Definition 4: the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave - [noun denoting location]

(crest is a kind of ...) a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent

Definition 5: the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill) - [noun denoting location]

Samples where crest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the view from the peak was magnificent
  • they clambered to the tip of Monadnock
  • the region is a few molecules wide at the summit

Synonyms for crest in the sense of this definition

(crest is a kind of ...) a point located with respect to surface features of some region

"this is a nice place for a picnic" "a bright spot on a planet"

(... is a kind of crest ) the peak of a hill

"the sun set behind the brow of distant hills"

(... is a kind of crest ) a lofty peak

(... is a kind of crest ) the summit of a mountain

Definition 6: reach a high point - [verb of motion]

Samples where crest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The river crested last night

(crest is a kind of ...) to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity

"That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929" "Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million"

Definition 7: lie at the top of - [verb of stative]

Samples where crest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Snow capped the mountains

Synonyms for crest in the sense of this definition

(crest is a kind of ...) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

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