crest


crest
crest1 [krest] n
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: creste, from Latin crista]
1.) the top or highest point of something such as a hill or a wave
crest of
It took us over an hour to reach the crest of the hill.
2.) a special picture that is used as a sign of a family, town, school, or organization
school/family crest
3.) a group of feathers that stick up on the top of a bird's head
exotic birds with colourful crests
4.) a decoration of long bright feathers that soldiers wore in the past on top of their hats
5.) be on/riding the crest of a wave
to be very successful
a young film director who is on the crest of a wave at the moment
crest 2
crest2 v
[T] formal
to reach the top of a hill or mountain
They crested a wooded hill shortly before sunset.

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