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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 crest /ˈkrɛst/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 crest /ˈkrɛst/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crest n.
 1. A tuft, or other excrescence or natural ornament, growing on an animal's head; the comb of a cock; the swelling on the head of a serpent; the lengthened feathers of the crown or nape of bird, etc.
    [Attack] his rising crest, and drive the serpent back.   --C. Pitt.
 2. The plume of feathers, or other decoration, worn on a helmet; the distinctive ornament of a helmet, indicating the rank of the wearer; hence, also, the helmet.
    Stooping low his lofty crest.   --Sir W. Scott.
 And on his head there stood upright
 A crest, in token of a knight.   --Gower.
 3. Her. A bearing worn, not upon the shield, but usually above it, or separately as an ornament for plate, liveries, and the like. It is a relic of the ancient cognizance. See Cognizance, 4.
 4. The upper curve of a horse's neck.
    Throwing the base thong from his bending crest.   --Shak.
 5. The ridge or top of a wave.
    Like wave with crest of sparkling foam.   --Sir W. Scott.
 6. The summit of a hill or mountain ridge.
 7. The helm or head, as typical of a high spirit; pride; courage.
 Now the time is come
 That France must vail her lofty plumed crest.   --Shak.
 8. Arch. The ornamental finishing which surmounts the ridge of a roof, canopy, etc.
    The finials of gables and pinnacles are sometimes called crests.   --Parker.
 9. Engin. The top line of a slope or embankment.
 Crest tile, a tile made to cover the ridge of a roof, fitting upon it like a saddle.
 Interior crest Fort., the highest line of the parapet.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crest, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crested; p. pr. & vb. n. Cresting.]
 1. To furnish with, or surmount as, a crest; to serve as a crest for.
 His legs bestrid the ocean, his reared arm
 Crested the world.   --Shak.
    Mid groves of clouds that crest the mountain's brow.   --Wordsworth.
 2. To mark with lines or streaks, like, or regarded as like, waving plumes.
 Like as the shining sky in summer's night, . . .
 Is crested with lines of fiery light.   --Spenser.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crest v. i. To form a crest.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave
      2: the top point of a mountain or hill; "the view from the peak
         was magnificent"; "they clambered to the summit of
         Monadnock" [syn: peak, crown, top, tip, summit]
      3: the center of a cambered road [syn: crown]
      4: (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a
      5: a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a
         bird or other animal
      v 1: lie at the top of; "Snow capped the mountains" [syn: cap]
      2: reach a high point; "The river crested last night"