- 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.
Origin of crescent
Related formscres·cen·tic [kri-sen-tik] /krɪˈsɛn tɪk/, adjectivesub·cres·cen·tic, adjective
Examples from the Web for crescentic
A crescentic dune with a star dune superimposed on its crest is the most common complex dune.Deserts|A. S. Walker
In estivo-autumnal malaria the gametes take distinctive ovoid and crescentic forms, and are not difficult to recognize.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Two crescentic rows of ciliated papillae lie in the transverse plane on each side of the sense-organ.
The blow-hole is transverse, crescentic, with the horns of the crescent pointing forwards.
The principal form is crescentic in shape, with outward-curved edge.Men of the Old Stone Age|Henry Fairfield Osborn
British Dictionary definitions for crescentic
- 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