- 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.
- a curved street, often having solid façades of unified architectural design.
- the curve or curved portion of a street.
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Origin of crescent
OTHER WORDS FROM crescentcres·cen·tic [kri-sen-tik], /krɪˈsɛn tɪk/, adjectivesub·cres·cen·tic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for crescent
It may be for naught but, if there are some breaks in the cloud deck an hour before sunrise, the sky will feature a sliver of a crescent moon paired with a very bright Venus in the eastern sky.D.C.-area forecast: Milder sunshine today with an even warmer weekend|David Streit|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
One of the best-preserved pillar statues wears a carved necklace decorated with a disc and crescent.An Ancient Site with Human Skulls on Display - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Jo Marchant|September 2, 2020|Nautilus
Tipitina's in the warm blue fog, squatting beneath a crescent moon so sharp and clean you could shave a wild hog with it.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A rare happy moment under the Crescent City Connection bridge.
The Crescent City is reinventing, rebuilding and reimagining itself.
The night was partly cloudy and cool—55 degrees—and a crescent moon climbed in the sky.
Basic Quinoa by Crescent Dragonwagon This is quinoa at its most basic and elemental.
The stars were shining when we came out on the terrace, and the waning moon still hung its crescent overhead.From Egypt to Japan|Henry M. Field
This is to ensure sufficient freedom for the dart when entering the crescent.An Analysis of the Lever Escapement|H. R. Playtner
The arc of light became an arch and then a crescent, and swelled even as he looked.Operation: Outer Space|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The foot is long, crescent shaped in front and becomes narrowed to a point behind.
The crescent was thin and silvery, and the outline of the shadowed part was just visible.Meteorology|J. G. M'Pherson
British Dictionary definitions for crescent
- a crescent-shaped street, often lined with houses of the same style
- (capital when part of a name)Pelham Crescent
- the emblem of Islam or Turkey
- Islamic or Turkish power