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crest

crest

 
 
pronunciation:
krest
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tuft of feathers, bone, or fur on an animal's head, or something that looks like this. The comb of a rooster is one kind of crest.
The bird's red crest stood up nearly straight on its head.
 
definition 2: a decoration displayed above the shield on a coat of arms.
This dragon is part of their family crest.
definition 3: the peak of a large hill, mountain, or wave.
We were all very tired when we reached the crest of the hill.
similar words:
crown, height, peak, ridge
definition 4: the highest level.
The crest of her career as a dancer has passed.
similar words:
height, peak, top
derivations: crested (adj.), crestless (adj.)
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