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English noun: crest

1. crest (location) the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave

Broader (hypernym)line

2. crest (location) the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)

SamplesThe view from the peak was magnificent.
They clambered to the tip of Monadnock.
The region is a few molecules wide at the summit.

Synonymscrown, peak, summit, tip, top

Broader (hypernym)place, spot, topographic point

Narrower (hyponym)brow, hilltop, mountain peak, pinnacle

3. crest (artifact) the center of a cambered road


Broader (hypernym)top, top side, upper side, upside

Part meronymroad, route

4. crest (artifact) (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet

Broader (hypernym)emblem

Part meronymarms, blazon, blazonry, coat of arms

Domain categoryheraldry

5. crest (animal) a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal

Broader (hypernym)appendage, outgrowth, process

Narrower (hyponym)cockscomb, comb, coxcomb, topknot, tuft

English verb: crest

1. crest (stative) lie at the top of

SamplesSnow capped the mountains.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)lie

2. crest (motion) reach a high point

SamplesThe river crested last night.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)peak, top out

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