What is crest?

  • (verb): Reach a high point.
    Example: "The river crested last night"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on crests, crest:

Chamaeleo Zeylanicus - Description
... The head has a bony casque, ornamented with crests or tubercles ... latter bone single parietal single, often much narrowed and compressed, forming a crest, and meeting posteriorly the extremities of the squamosals ... much elevated posteriorly, with strong curved parietal crest the distance between the commissure of the mouth and the extremity of the casque equals or nearly equals the distance between the end of the snout and the ...
Singapore Chinese Girls' School - Crest
... The colours of the school crest are jade and gold. ...
... longicristatus had a back-swept crest arising from the snout ... is MN 6592-V, a fragmentary skull with a more rounded crest ... Portsmouth in 2006 had not yet fully developed its crest, which supports the suggestion that the crest was a marker for sexual maturity ...
Crest - Other
... Crest (heraldry), a component of a heraldic display The point of a horse's neck where the mane grows from At Colleges and Universities in the USA, crests are a kind of logos ...

More definitions of "crest":

  • (noun): (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet.
  • (noun): The center of a cambered road.
    Synonyms: crown
  • (verb): Lie at the top of.
    Synonyms: cap
  • (noun): A showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal.
  • (noun): The top line of a hill, mountain, or wave.

Famous quotes containing the word crest:

    What shall he have that killed the deer?
    His leather skin and horns to wear.
    Then sing him home.
    Take thou no scorn to wear the horn,
    It was a crest ere thou wast born;
    Thy father’s father wore it,
    And thy father bore it.
    The horn, the horn, the lusty horn
    Is not a thing to laugh to scorn.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The history of any nation follows an undulatory course. In the trough of the wave we find more or less complete anarchy; but the crest is not more or less complete Utopia, but only, at best, a tolerably humane, partially free and fairly just society that invariably carries within itself the seeds of its own decadence.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)