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Definition for chinese-pavilion (2 of 2)
[ kres-uh nt ]
/ ˈkrɛs ənt /
a shape resembling a segment of a ring tapering to points at the ends.
something, as a roll or cookie, having this shape.
- the figure of the moon in its first or last quarter, resembling a segment of a ring tapering to points at the ends.
- the similar figure of Mercury and Venus on either side of inferior conjunction, when seen through a telescope.
the emblem of Turkey or of Islam.
the power, religion, or civilization of Turkey or of Islam.
Also called Chinese crescent, Chinese pavilion, jingling Johnny, pavillon Chinois, Turkish crescent. a musical percussion instrument of Turkish origin, consisting of a pole bearing a crescent-shaped metal plate, topped with a pavillon, and hung with small bells.
- a curved street, often having solid façades of unified architectural design.
- the curve or curved portion of a street.
Heraldry. a representation of a crescent moon, horns upward unless otherwise specified, used as the cadency mark of a second son.
shaped like a crescent.
Origin of crescent
Related formscres·cen·tic [kri-sen-tik] /krɪˈsɛn tɪk/, adjectivesub·cres·cen·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chinese-pavilion
/ (ˈkrɛsənt, -zənt) /
the biconcave shape of the moon in its first or last quarters
any shape or object resembling this
- a crescent-shaped street, often lined with houses of the same style
- (capital when part of a name)Pelham Crescent
heraldry a crescent moon, used as the cadency mark of a second son
the crescent (often capital)
- the emblem of Islam or Turkey
- Islamic or Turkish power
archaic, or poetic increasing or growing
Derived Formscrescentic (krəˈsɛntɪk), adjective
Word Origin for crescent
C14: from Latin crescēns increasing, from crescere to grow
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Medicine definitions for chinese-pavilion
[ krĕs′ənt ]
Something having concave and convex edges terminating in points.
Related formscres•cen′tic (krə-sĕn′tĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for chinese-pavilion
[ krĕs′ənt ]
Partly but less than half illuminated. Used to describe the Moon or a planet. Compare gibbous.
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