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7 definitions found
 for Crescent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crescent \Cres"cent\ (kr[e^]s"sent), n. [OE. cressent,
     cressaunt, crescent (in sense 1), OF. creissant increasing,
     F. croissant, p. pr. of cro[^i]tre, OF. creistre, fr. L.
     crescere to increase, v. incho.; akin to creare to create.
     See Create, and cf. Accrue, Increase, Crescendo.]
     1. The increasing moon; the moon in her first quarter, or
        when defined by a concave and a convex edge; also, applied
        improperly to the old or decreasing moon in a like state.
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     2. Anything having the shape of a crescent or new moon.
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     3. A representation of the increasing moon, often used as an
        emblem or badge; as:
        (a) A symbol of Artemis, or Diana.
        (b) The ancient symbol of Byzantium or Constantinople.
            Hence:
        (c) The emblem of the Turkish Empire, adopted after the
            taking of Constantinople.
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                  The cross of our faith is replanted,
                  The pale, dying crescent is daunted. --Campbell.
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     4. Any one of three orders of knighthood; the first
        instituted by Charles I., king of Naples and Sicily, in
        1268; the second by Ren['e] of Anjou, in 1448; and the
        third by the Sultan Selim III., in 1801, to be conferred
        upon foreigners to whom Turkey might be indebted for
        valuable services. --Brande & C.
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     5. (Her.) The emblem of the increasing moon with horns
        directed upward, when used in a coat of arms; -- often
        used as a mark of cadency to distinguish a second son and
        his descendants.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crescent \Cres"cent\ (kr[e^]s"sent), a.
     1. Shaped like a crescent.
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              Astarte, queen of heaven, with crescent horns.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. Increasing; growing.
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              O, I see the crescent promise of my spirit hath not
              set.                                  --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crescent \Cres"cent\, v. t.
     1. To form into a crescent, or something resembling a
        crescent. [R.] --Anna Seward.
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     2. To adorn with crescents.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  crescent
      adj 1: resembling the new moon in shape [syn: crescent(a),
             crescent-shaped, semilunar, lunate]
      n 1: any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its
           first or last quarters

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  276 Moby Thesaurus words for "crescent":
     Autobahn, Cynthian, S-shaped, US highway, achievement, alerion,
     alley, alleyway, animal charge, annulet, argent, armorial bearings,
     armory, arms, arterial, arterial highway, arterial street, artery,
     artificial satellite, autoroute, autostrada, avenue, azure,
     bandeau, bar, bar sinister, baton, bearings, belt highway, bend,
     bend sinister, biconcave, bicorn, billet, blazon, blazonry,
     blind alley, blooming, blossoming, bordure, boulevard, broad arrow,
     budding, burgeoning, bypass, byway, cadency mark, camino real,
     canton, carriageway, causeway, causey, chaplet, charge, chaussee,
     chevron, chief, circle, circumferential, circus, close,
     coat of arms, cockatrice, corduroy road, corniform, coronet,
     county road, court, crescendoing, crescent moon, crescent-shaped,
     crescentic, crescentiform, crescentlike, crest, cross,
     cross moline, crown, cul-de-sac, dead-end street, decrescent,
     decrescent moon, demilune, developed, device, difference,
     differencing, dike, dirt road, drive, driveway, eagle, ermine,
     ermines, erminites, erminois, escutcheon, expanding, expressway,
     falcate, falciform, falcon, fess, fess point, field, file, flanch,
     fleur-de-lis, florescent, flourishing, flowering, freeway, fret,
     full moon, full-fledged, full-grown, fully developed, fur, fusil,
     garland, gibbous moon, gravel road, griffin, growing, grown,
     grown-up, gules, gyron, half circle, half-moon, harvest moon,
     hatchment, helmet, hemicycle, heraldic device, highroad, highway,
     highways and byways, honor point, horn-shaped, horned, horseshoe,
     hypertrophied, impalement, impaling, increasing, incremental,
     increscent, increscent moon, inescutcheon, intensifying,
     interstate highway, label, lane, lengthening, lion, local road,
     lozenge, lunar, lunate, lunette, luniform, lunula, lunular, lunule,
     main drag, main road, mantling, marshaling, martlet, mascle,
     mature, menisciform, meniscoid, meniscus, metal, mews, moon,
     moon-shaped, moonlike, motorway, motto, mullet, multiplying,
     new moon, nombril point, octofoil, on the increase, or,
     orb of night, ordinary, orle, overdeveloped, overgrown, pale, paly,
     parkway, pave, paved road, pean, pheon, pike, place, plank road,
     primary highway, private road, proliferating, purpure, quadrant,
     quarter, quartering, queen of heaven, queen of night, right-of-way,
     ring road, road, roadbed, roadway, rose, route nationale, row,
     royal road, sable, saltire, satellite, scutcheon, scythe,
     secondary road, sector, semicircle, semicircular, semilunar,
     sextant, shield, sickle, sickle-like, sickle-shaped, sigmoid,
     silvery moon, snowballing, speedway, spread eagle, spreading,
     sprouting, state highway, street, subordinary, superhighway,
     swelling, tenne, terrace, the wandering Moon, thoroughfare,
     thriving, through street, thruway, tightening, tincture, toll road,
     torse, township road, tressure, turnpike, two-horned, unicorn,
     vair, vert, waning crescent moon, waning moon, waxing,
     waxing crescent moon, waxing moon, wet moon, wreath, wynd, yale
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Crescent, OK -- U.S. city in Oklahoma
     Population (2000):    1281
     Housing Units (2000): 639
     Land area (2000):     1.062028 sq. miles (2.750640 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.062028 sq. miles (2.750640 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            18250
     Located within:       Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
     Location:             35.953137 N, 97.594593 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     73028
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Crescent, OK
      Crescent
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Crescent, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
     Population (2000):    537
     Housing Units (2000): 195
     Land area (2000):     1.257763 sq. miles (3.257592 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.257763 sq. miles (3.257592 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            17175
     Located within:       Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
     Location:             41.363656 N, 95.858789 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     51526
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Crescent, IA
      Crescent
  

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