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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tuft or other projecting growth on an animal's head, such as the comb of a rooster, or anything resembling such a growth.
This type of cockatoo has a pink crest.
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definition 2: an emblem or heraldic device displayed above the shield on a coat of arms.
A lion is part of his family's crest.
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definition 3: a peak or prominence, as of a mountain or wave.
When the soldiers reached the crest of the hill, they were instantly fired upon.In the morning, fog obscured the crest of the mountain.
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crown, height, peak, ridge
definition 4: the highest level.
At the crest of the flood, the water level reached twenty feet.She was at the crest of her professional career when she fell ill.
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acme, crown, height, peak, top
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part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to form the highest point or reach the highest level.
The river crested earlier than expected, and damage from the flood was less extensive than predicted.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: crests, cresting, crested
definition 1: to reach the top or peak of.
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definition 2: to top with, or as though with, a crest.
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derivations: crested (adj.), crestless (adj.)
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