Crest Crest, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cresting}.] 1. To furnish with, or surmount as, a crest; to serve as a crest for. [1913 Webster]

His legs bestrid the ocean, his reared arm Crested the world. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Mid groves of clouds that crest the mountain's brow. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

2. To mark with lines or streaks, like, or regarded as like, waving plumes. [1913 Webster]

Like as the shining sky in summer's night, . . . Is crested with lines of fiery light. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Crested — Crest ed (kr[e^]st [e^]d), a. 1. Having a crest. [1913 Webster] But laced crested helm. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Having a crest of feathers or hair upon the head. The crested bird. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bott.) Bearing any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crested — [kres′tid] adj. having a crest * * * crest·ed (krĕsʹtĭd) adj. Having a crest: a crested black macaque. * * * …   Universalium

  • crested — [kres′tid] adj. having a crest …   English World dictionary

  • crested — [[t]kre̱stɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n A crested bird is a bird that has a crest on its head. ...crested hawks. 2) ADJ: usu ADJ n Crested objects have on them the crest of a noble family, a town, or an organization. ...crested china. ...crested writing… …   English dictionary

  • crested — decorated decorated adj. having decorations. [Narrower terms: {beaded, beady, bejeweled, bejewelled, bespangled, gemmed, jeweled, jewelled, sequined, spangled, spangly}; {bedaubed}; {bespectacled, monocled, spectacled}; {braided}; {brocaded,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crested — adjective 1. bearing an heraldic device (Freq. 1) • Similar to: ↑adorned, ↑decorated • Topics: ↑heraldry 2. (of a bird or animal) having a usually ornamental tuft or process on the head; often used in combination golden crested …   Useful english dictionary

  • crested — crest|ed [ˈkrestıd] adj 1.) a crested bird has a crest on its head 2.) marked by the crest of a family, town, school, or organization ▪ crested notepaper …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crested — adjective 1 having a crest: crested birds 2 marked by a crest: the Duke s crested notepaper …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • crested — crest ► NOUN 1) a comb or tuft of feathers, fur, or skin on the head of a bird or other animal. 2) a plume of feathers on a helmet. 3) the top of a ridge, wave, etc. 4) a distinctive heraldic device representing a family or corporate body. ► VERB …   English terms dictionary

  • crested — adjective Date: 14th century having a crest < a crested bird > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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