Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
 
Lookup History
crescent

cres·cent

crescent

 
pronunciation:
kre snt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (noun, adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the shape of the moon as it appears in its first or last quarter, an arc tapering to a point at either end.
definition 2: any shape, sign, or object resembling the moon's shape in the first or last quarter.
 
definition 3: the emblem of Turkey or Islam.
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: shaped like the moon in its first or last quarter.
definition 2: increasing, as the moon increases in apparent size in its first quarter.
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
Word PartsSubscriber feature About this feature