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crest

[ krest ]
/ krɛst /
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noun
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to form or rise to a crest, as a wave or river.
to reach the crest or highest level: Interest in the project has crested.
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Origin of crest

1275–1325; Middle English creste<Old French <Latin crista

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British Dictionary definitions for crest (1 of 2)

crest
/ (krɛst) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of crest

crested, adjectivecrestless, adjective

Word Origin for crest

C14: from Old French creste, from Latin crista

British Dictionary definitions for crest (2 of 2)

CREST
/ (krɛst) /

noun
an electronic share-settlement system, created by the Bank of England and owned by 69 firms, that began operations in 1996

Word Origin for CREST

C20: from CrestCo, the name of the operating company
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Medical definitions for crest

crest
[ krĕst ]

n.
A projection or ridge, especially of bone; cresta.
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Scientific definitions for crest

crest
[ krĕst ]

The part of a wave with greatest magnitude; the highest part of a wave. Compare trough. See more at wave.
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