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I have lots of Scottish blood and know that my family name is Scottish. At my home in the States I have a tartan crest but, unfortunately, I do a terrible Scottish accent.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Meaning of "crest" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CREST

From Old French creste, from Latin crista.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CREST

crest  [krɛst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CREST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Crest is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb crest in English.

WHAT DOES CREST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of crest in the English dictionary

The first definition of crest in the dictionary is a tuft or growth of feathers, fur, or skin along the top of the heads of some birds, reptiles, and other animals. Other definition of crest is something resembling or suggesting this. Crest is also the top, highest point, or highest stage of something.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CREST

PRESENT

Present
I crest
you crest
he/she/it crests
we crest
you crest
they crest
Present continuous
I am cresting
you are cresting
he/she/it is cresting
we are cresting
you are cresting
they are cresting
Present perfect
I have crested
you have crested
he/she/it has crested
we have crested
you have crested
they have crested
Present perfect continuous
I have been cresting
you have been cresting
he/she/it has been cresting
we have been cresting
you have been cresting
they have been cresting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I crested
you crested
he/she/it crested
we crested
you crested
they crested
Past continuous
I was cresting
you were cresting
he/she/it was cresting
we were cresting
you were cresting
they were cresting
Past perfect
I had crested
you had crested
he/she/it had crested
we had crested
you had crested
they had crested
Past perfect continuous
I had been cresting
you had been cresting
he/she/it had been cresting
we had been cresting
you had been cresting
they had been cresting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will crest
you will crest
he/she/it will crest
we will crest
you will crest
they will crest
Future continuous
I will be cresting
you will be cresting
he/she/it will be cresting
we will be cresting
you will be cresting
they will be cresting
Future perfect
I will have crested
you will have crested
he/she/it will have crested
we will have crested
you will have crested
they will have crested
Future perfect continuous
I will have been cresting
you will have been cresting
he/she/it will have been cresting
we will have been cresting
you will have been cresting
they will have been cresting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would crest
you would crest
he/she/it would crest
we would crest
you would crest
they would crest
Conditional continuous
I would be cresting
you would be cresting
he/she/it would be cresting
we would be cresting
you would be cresting
they would be cresting
Conditional perfect
I would have crest
you would have crest
he/she/it would have crest
we would have crest
you would have crest
they would have crest
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been cresting
you would have been cresting
he/she/it would have been cresting
we would have been cresting
you would have been cresting
they would have been cresting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you crest
we let´s crest
you crest
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to crest
Past participle
crested
Present Participle
cresting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CREST


abreast
əˈbrɛst
armrest
ˈɑːmˌrɛst
arrest
əˈrɛst
backrest
ˈbækrɛst
breast
brɛst
Brest
brɛst
Bucharest
ˌbuːkəˈrɛst
compressed
kəmˈprɛst
depressed
dɪˈprɛst
distressed
dɪˈstrɛst
dressed
drɛst
headrest
ˈhɛdˌrɛst
impressed
ɪmˈprɛst
prest
prɛst
repressed
rɪˈprɛst
rest
rɛst
stressed
strɛst
undressed
ʌnˈdrɛst
unrest
ʌnˈrɛst
unstressed
ʌnˈstrɛst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CREST

crescively
crescograph
cresol
cress
Cressent
cresset
Cressid
Cressida
Cressy
cresta run
crestal
crested
crested dog´s-tail
crested screamer
crested tit
crestfallen
crestfallenly
crestfallenness
cresting
crestless

WORDS THAT END LIKE CREST

at rest
Black Forest
cardiac arrest
come to rest
dearest
declare an interest
Everest
forest
Forrest
high-interest
hillcrest
house arrest
human interest
interest
lay to rest
Mount Everest
New Forest
rainforest
self-interest
the rest

Synonyms and antonyms of crest in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CREST»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «crest» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of crest
aigrette · apex · badge · bearings · caruncle · charge · cockscomb · comb · crown · device · emblem · head · height · insignia · mane · panache · peak · pinnacle · plume · ridge · summit · symbol · tassel · top · topknot · tuft

Translation of «crest» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CREST

Find out the translation of crest to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of crest from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «crest» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cresta
570 millions of speakers

English

crest
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शिखा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قمة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гребень
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

crista
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঝুঁটি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

crête
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Puncak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kamm
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

頂上
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

산마루
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Crest
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

huy chương
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முகடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

माथा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ibik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cresta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

grzebień
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гребінь
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Crest
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κορυφή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kruin
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

crest
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

crest
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of crest

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CREST»

The term «crest» is very widely used and occupies the 12.141 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CREST» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about crest

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10 QUOTES WITH «CREST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word crest.
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John James Audubon
The gay bunting erects his white crest, and gives utterance to the joy he feels in the presence of his brooding mate; the willow grouse on the rock crows his challenge aloud; each floweret, chilled by the night air, expands its pure petals; the gentle breeze shakes from the blades of grass the heavy dewdrops.
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Ellen Barkin
I'm not limited by my gender, and I don't think anyone else should be either. Because I am the age I am and I sort of rode the crest of the first profound post-suffragette feminists, I wasn't fighting to burn my bra. Those women fought that fight just seconds before I came into womanhood.
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John Barrow
One moment you appear to be riding the crest of a wave, only to have the rug pulled away from you, bringing you back down to earth with a sickening thud.
4
Vanna Bonta
Looking up and out, how can we not respect this ever-vigilant cognizance that distinguishes us: the capability to envision, to dream, and to invent? the ability to ponder ourselves? and be aware of our existence on the outer arm of a spiral galaxy in an immeasurable ocean of stars? Cognizance is our crest.
5
Jennifer Ehle
You know what else I've learnt? That it's all right not to ride the crest of the wave. Every time a wave comes along I retreat, and I haven't come to any harm yet.
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson
I have lots of Scottish blood and know that my family name is Scottish. At my home in the States I have a tartan crest but, unfortunately, I do a terrible Scottish accent.
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Knut Hamsun
No, what I should really like to do right now, in the full blaze of lights, before this illustrious assembly, is to shower every one of you with gifts, with flowers, with offerings of poetry - to be young once more, to ride on the crest of the wave.
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Olivia De Havilland
Famous people feel that they must perpetually be on the crest of the wave, not realising that it is against all the rules of life. You can't be on top all the time, it isn't natural.
9
Dan Hill
To be 23 and riding the crest of a song sweeping the world country by country is to live an altered and wholly rarefied existence.
10
Corliss Lamont
Human beings and their actions constitute the advancing front, the surging crest of an ongoing movement that never stops.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CREST»

Discover the use of crest in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to crest and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Neural Crest
This 1999 edition of The Neural Crest contains comprehensive information about the neural crest, a structure unique to the vertebrate embryo, which has only a transient existence in early embryonic life.
Nicole Le Douarin, Chaya Kalcheim, 1999
2
The Crest of the Peacock: Non-European Roots of Mathematics ...
"Enthralling.
George Gheverghese Joseph, 2011
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Dances with Marmots: A Pacific Crest Trail Adventure
This is the story of his five month journey, travelling entirely on foot and off-road through the desert areas and High Sierra Nevada of California, the Cascade ranges of Oregon and Washington, finally emerging in the Okanogan Forest of ...
George G. Spearing, 2005
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again. At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything.
Cheryl Strayed, 2012
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Pacific Crest Trail Data Book: Mileages, Landmarks, ...
The essential, cut-to-the-chase handbook to the Pacific Crest Trail, based on the comprehensive Wilderness Press guidebooks to the PCT, has been completely updated.
‎2013
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Elite Ambition
Packed with BFF scandal, lying roommates, secrets between teammates, and more, these are two of the most dramatic Canterwood books ever!
Jessica Burkhart, 2010
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Shankara's Crest-jewel of Discrimination
A classic text on the path to God through knowledge. The basic teaching is that God alone is the all-pervading reality; the individual soul is none other than the universal soul. Shankara was under no illusions about this world.
Swami Shankara, Śaṅkarācārya, 1978
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Triple Fault
In Chasing Blue, Sasha and her horse, Charm, have proven that they’re worthy competitors for the elite Canterwood Crest equestrian team.
Jessica Burkhart, 2009
9
Home Sweet Drama
In Home Sweet Drama, if the girls have learned anything, it’s that only the strong survive at Canterwood Crest Academy.
Jessica Burkhart, 2010
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The Neural Crest in Development and Evolution
This book is about the neural crest and neural crest cells, dealing with their discovery, their embryological and evolutionary origins, their cellular derivatives - in both agnathan and jawed vertebrates or gnathostomes - and the broad ...
Brian Keith Hall, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CREST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term crest is used in the context of the following news items.
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Atlanta United FC unveils name, crest, colors
ATLANTA (WXIA) – Atlanta United FC unveiled the new Major League Soccer team's name, colors and logo at a celebration event Tuesday ... «WXIA-TV, Jul 15»
2
Kimberly Crest in Redlands to celebrate John Alfred Kimberly's …
Kimberly Crest House and Gardens' Second Sunday program from 1 to 4 p.m. this Sunday will celebrate the birthday of John Alfred Kimberly, ... «Redlands Daily Facts, Jul 15»
3
New wildfire closes Pacific Crest Trail near Mount Adams
MOUNT ADAMS, Wash. - A new wildfire has closed a 13-mile stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail in southwest Washington state, officials said. «KOMO News, Jul 15»
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Eagle Crest buys site for 1300-MW pumped-storage hydro project
Eagle Mountain LLC (an affiliate of Eagle Crest Energy) has agreed to buy the Kaiser Eagle Mountain mine near Desert Center, California, from ... «HydroWorld, Jul 15»
5
Tesla Downgraded At Pacific Crest On Valuation, Second Half Bar …
In a report published Wednesday, Pacific Crest analyst Brad Erickson ... In the report Pacific Crest noted that sentiment had "reversed ... «Benzinga, Jul 15»
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Crest Industries founder passes away
Joe Tucker Robison, who founded Crest Industries and built it into one of Central Louisiana's biggest companies, died Wednesday at 86. «Alexandria Town Talk, Jul 15»
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Dairy Crest Group plc's "Outperform" Rating Reiterated at Credit …
Dairy Crest Group plc logo Dairy Crest Group plc (LON:DCG)'s stock had its “outperform” rating reissued by equities research analysts at Credit ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
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3 crashes clog I-78 west between Cedar Crest Blvd. and Lehigh St.
At least three separate crashes, involving at least six vehicles, were reported Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 78 west near Cedar Crest ... «Allentown Morning Call, Jul 15»
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Pacific Crest Lowers Western Digital Corp Price Target to $110.00 …
Western Digital Corp logo Analysts at Pacific Crest decreased their price target on shares of Western Digital Corp (NYSE:WDC) from $115.00 to ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
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Inside Football column: England help women's game to ride crest of …
England's success at the Women's World Cup has presented a fantastic opportunity for the sport to grow across Leicestershire and Rutland. «Leicester Mercury, Jul 15»

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