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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


Synonymscrown


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.


Synonymscap


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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