crest

A crest is a showy tuft of feathers on the head of a bird. It's easy to identify a male cardinal by its bright red color and the tufted crest on its head.

The Latin word crista, which crest comes from, means "tuft or comb."An animal's crest can be feathers, fur, skin, or a comb like a rooster's. Something that resembles such a feature can also be called a crest, such as a plume on an old-fashioned helmet. The top or highest part of something is also a crest, like the crest of a hill or the crest of a wave. As a verb, crest means "to reach the top" like when you crest a mountain.

Primary Meanings of crest

1.
nv
the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
reach a high point
2.
n
a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal
Full Definitions of crest
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n the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)

Synonyms:
crown, peak, summit, tip, top
Examples:
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Aconcagua
the highest mountain in the western hemisphere; located in the Andes in western Argentina (22,834 feet high)
Mount Adams
a mountain peak in southwestern Washington in the Cascade Range (12,307 feet high)
Adam's Peak
a mountain peak in south central Sri Lanka (7,360 feet high)
Ancohuma
a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (20,960 feet high)
Annapurna
a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (26,500 feet high)
Mount Ararat
the mountain peak that Noah's ark landed on as the waters of the great flood receded
Bonete
a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,546 feet high)
Cachi
a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,047 feet high)
Changtzu
a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (24,780 feet high)
Chimborazo
a mountain peak in the Andes in Ecuador (20,560 feet high)
Mount Communism
the highest mountain peak in the Pamir Mountains; near the Chinese border in northeastern Tajikistan (24,590 feet high)
Coropuna
a mountain peak in the Andes in Peru (21,083 feet high)
Dhaulagiri
a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (26,820 feet high)
El Libertador
a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,047 feet high)
El Muerto
a mountain peak in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (21,457 feet high)
Mount Everest
a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal; the highest mountain peak in the world (29,028 feet high)
Galan
a mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (21,654 feet high)
Gasherbrum
a mountain in northern Kashmir (26,470 feet high)
Gosainthan
a mountain in the Himalayas in Tibet (26,290 feet high)
Grand Teton
a mountain peak in northwestern Wyoming; the highest peak in the Teton Range (13,766 feet high)
Handies Peak
a mountain peak in the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado (14,048 feet high)
Huascaran
a mountain in the Andes in Peru (22,205 feet high)
Mount Hubbard
a mountain peak in southeastern Alaska that is part of the Coast Range (14,950 feet high)
Illampu
a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (20,870 feet high)
Illimani
a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (21,201 feet high)
Mount Godwin Austen
a mountain peak in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir; the 2nd highest peak in the world (28,250 feet high)
Kamet
a mountain in the Himalayas in northern India (25,450 feet high)
Mount Kanchenjunga
a mountain the Himalayas on the border between Nepal and Tibet (28,208 feet high)
Mount Kilimanjaro
the highest peak in Africa; located in northeastern Tanzania; 19,340 feet high
Laudo
a mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (20,997 feet high)
Lhotse
a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (27,890 feet high)
Llullaillaco
a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,057 feet high)
Mount Logan
a mountain peak in the St. Elias Range in the southwestern Yukon Territory in Canada (19,850 feet high)
Makalu
a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (27,790 feet high)
Matterhorn
a mountain in the Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy (14,780 feet high); noted for its distinctive shape
Mount McKinley
a mountain in south central Alaska; the highest peak in North America (20,300 feet high)
Mercedario
a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,210 feet high)
Monte Bianco
the highest mountain peak in the Alps; on the border between France and Italy to the south of Geneva (15,781 feet high)
Mount Bartle Frere
the highest mountain peak in Queensland, Australia
Mount Elbert
the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado (14,431 feet high)
Muztagh
a highest mountain peak in the Kunlun Shan in China; near the Indian border (23,891 feet high)
Nacimiento
a mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (21,302 feet high)
Nanda Devi
a mountain in the Himalayas in northern India (25,660 feet high)
Nanga Parbat
a mountain in the Himalayas in Kashmir (26,660 feet high)
North Peak
19,370 feet high
Nuptse
a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (25,726 feet high)
Ojos del Salado
a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,572 feet high)
Mount Olympus
a mountain peak in northeast Greece near the Aegean coast; believed by ancient Greeks to be the dwelling place of the gods (9,570 feet high)
Mount Parnassus
(Greek mythology) a mountain in central Greece where (according to Greek mythology) the Muses lived; known as the mythological home of music and poetry
Pike's Peak
a mountain peak in the Rockies in central Colorado (14,109 feet high)
Pissis
a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,241 feet high)
Pobeda Peak
a mountain peak in the Tien Shan mountains in northern India (24,406 feet high)
Rakaposhi
a mountain peak in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir (25,560 feet high)
Mount Ranier
a mountain peak in central Washington; highest peak in the Cascade Range; (14,410 feet high)
Mount Rushmore
a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota; the likenesses of Washington and Jefferson and Lincoln and Roosevelt are carved on it
Sajama
a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (21,391 feet high)
Mount Shasta
a volcanic mountain peak in the Cascade Range in northern California (14,162 feet high)
Mount Sherman
a peak in the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado (14,036 feet high)
Mount Sinai
a mountain peak in the southern Sinai Peninsula (7,500 feet high); it is believed to be the peak on which Moses received the Ten Commandments
Tirich Mir
a mountain in the Hindu Kush in Pakistan (25,230 feet high)
Tupungato
a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,310 feet high)
Ulugh Muz Tagh
a mountain in the Kunlun range in China (25,340 feet high)
Uncompahgre Peak
the highest peak in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado (14,309 feet high)
Weisshorn
a mountain in the Alps in Switzerland (14,804 feet high)
Wheeler Peak
a mountain peak in northeastern New Mexico in the Rocky Mountains
Mount Whitney
the highest peak in the Sierra Nevada range in California (14,494 feet high)
Mount Wilson
a peak in the San Juan mountains of Colorado (14,246 feet high)
Yerupaja
a mountain peak in the Andes in Peru (21,709 feet high)
Types:
brow, hilltop
the peak of a hill
pinnacle
a lofty peak
mountain peak
the summit of a mountain
Type of:
place, spot, topographic point
a point located with respect to surface features of some region

n the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave

Type of:
line
a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent

n the center of a cambered road

Synonyms:
crown
Type of:
top, top side, upper side, upside
the highest or uppermost side of anything

v reach a high point

“The river crested last night”
Type of:
peak, top out
to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity

v lie at the top of

Synonyms:
cap
Type of:
lie
be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
2

n a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal

Types:
tuft
a bunch of feathers or hair
topknot
showy crest or knot of hair or feathers
cockscomb, comb, coxcomb
the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
Type of:
appendage, outgrowth, process
a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant

n (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet

Type of:
emblem
special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.

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