Origin of cresting
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of crest
Related Words for crestingclimax, crest, culminate, conquer, climb, finish, cover, cap, face, exceed, complete, beat, clinch, crown, surpass, eclipse, lick, subdue, down, hurdle
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Historical Examples of cresting
"Yes," replied Bernardine, cresting her beautiful head, proudly.Jolly Sally Pendleton
Laura Jean Libbey
The pierced pattern in cresting should be done as already described for Fig. 24.Wood-Carving
Now and then a rubbish pile will show itself, cresting the pure ice.Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack
Elisha Kent Kane
Except when cresting a ridge, the traveller swelters under an unbroken roof of impenetrable foliage.South America Observations and Impressions
Six miles from Menin and four from Ypres it passes through the village of Gheluvelt, cresting there the ridge of hills.
Word Origin for crest
Word Origin for CREST
early 14c., from Old French creste "tuft, comb" (Modern French crête), from Latin crista "tuft, plume," perhaps related to word for "hair" (e.g. crinis), but it also was used for crest of a cock or a helmet. Replaced Old English hris.
late 14c., "provide with a crest," from Old French crester, from creste (see crest (n.)). Meaning "to come over the top of" is from 1832. Related: Crested; cresting.