verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of crest
Related Words for crestsridge, peak, height, culmination, crescendo, head, pinnacle, acme, noon, apex, vertex, top, crown, roof, summit, apogee, climax, device, charge, badge
Examples from the Web for crests
Historical Examples of crests
Their hair was trimmed in the fashion of the crests of the ancient helmets.King Philip
John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
The crests of the hills are clothed with forests of pine and rich pastures.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
Bertha, Pietro, and the others got their crests and saw their names in the paper.
Crests appeared on the letter-heads and limousine doors of the newly rich.
The waves were beneath them; they lay now on the crests, now in the hollows, and there seemed no port.The Long Roll
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.