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Crest may refer to:


In science

  • Crest (bird), the distinctive head plumage exhibited by birds such as cockatoos
  • A chicken crest or cockscomb
  • Crest (physics), the section of a wave that rises above an undisturbed position
  • Crest factor, a dimensionless number quantifying the shapes of waves
  • Crest (hydrology), in hydrology, the highest level above a certain point (the datum point, or reference point) that a river will reach in a certain amount of time. This term is usually limited to a flooding event
  • Sagittal crest, a ridge of bone running lengthwise along the midline of the top of the skull of many mammalian and primate skulls[[
  • Cresting, in botany, abnormal growth of a plant

In popular culture

  • The Crest (band), a gothic metal band from Oslo, Norway
  • Crests (Digimon), fictional items from the TV show Digimon Adventure, allowing Digimon to Digivolve into Ultimate
  • Crest (band), late-1990s noise pop band
  • The Crests, late-1950s pop music band whose big hit was "Sixteen Candles"
  • The Crest (rap group), a rap group from Madison, WI.

In commerce

  • Crest (toothpaste), the brand of toothpaste that has been extended into a dental care brand in Canada, the USA, and the United Kingdom
  • Crest Audio, an American manufacturer of power amplifiers and mixing consoles
  • Crest Animation Studios, an animation studio from India


Other uses

  • Crest (furniture), the top edge of a chair back or other similar furniture piece
  • Crest (heraldry), the image on top of the helmet in a coat of arms

Acronyms (CREST)

  • CREST Certified Consultant, Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers
  • CREST (declassified documents), the CIA Records Search Tool, a CIA database of declassified intelligence documents
  • CREST, a dematerialized securities depository and settlement service of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, operated by CRESTCo Ltd
  • Capital Region Emergency Service Telecommunications, the wide-area radio network used in the Capital Regional District, British Columbia

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

CREST (Lat. crista, a plume or tuft), the "comb" on an animal's head, and so any feathery tuft or excrescence, the "cone" of a helmet (by transference, the helmet itself), and the top or summit of anything. In heraldry a crest is a device, originally borne as a cognizance on a knight's helmet, placed on wreath above helmet and shield in armorial bearings, and used separately on a seal or on articles of property.

Cresting, in architecture, is an ornamental finish in the wall or ridge of a building, which is common on the continent of Europe. An example occurs at Exeter cathedral, the ridge of which is ornamented with a range of small fleurs-de-lis in lead.

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  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.
  2. The plume of feathers, or other decoration, worn on or displayed on a helmet; the distinctive ornament of a helmet.
  3. (heraldry): A bearing worn, not upon the shield, but usually on a helmet above it, sometimes (as for clerics) separately above the shield or separately as a mark for plate, in letterheads, and the like.
  4. The upper curve of a horse's neck.
  5. The ridge or top of a wave.
  6. The summit of a hill or mountain ridge.
  7. The helm or head, as typical of a high spirit; pride; courage.
  8. The ornamental finishing which surmounts the ridge of a roof, canopy, etc.
  9. The top line of a slope or embankment.



to crest

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to crest (third-person singular simple present crests, present participle cresting, simple past and past participle crested)

  1. Particularly with reference to waves, to reach a peak.


  • Anagrams of cerst
  • certs

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