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 for crest
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crest \Crest\ (kr[e^]st), n. [OF. creste, F. cr[^e]te, L.
     crista.]
     1. A tuft, or other excrescence or natural ornament, growing
        on an animal's head; the comb of a cock; the swelling on
        the head of a serpent; the lengthened feathers of the
        crown or nape of bird, etc. --Darwin.
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              [Attack] his rising crest, and drive the serpent
              back.                                 --C. Pitt.
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     2. The plume of feathers, or other decoration, worn on a
        helmet; the distinctive ornament of a helmet, indicating
        the rank of the wearer; hence, also, the helmet.
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              Stooping low his lofty crest.         --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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              And on his head there stood upright
              A crest, in token of a knight.        --Gower.
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     3. (Her.) A bearing worn, not upon the shield, but usually
        above it, or separately as an ornament for plate,
        liveries, and the like. It is a relic of the ancient
        cognizance. See Cognizance, 4.
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     4. The upper curve of a horse's neck.
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              Throwing the base thong from his bending crest.
                                                    --Shak.
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     5. The ridge or top of a wave.
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              Like wave with crest of sparkling foam. --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     6. The summit of a hill or mountain ridge.
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     7. The helm or head, as typical of a high spirit; pride;
        courage.
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              Now the time is come
              That France must vail her lofty plumed crest.
                                                    --Shak.
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     8. (Arch.) The ornamental finishing which surmounts the ridge
        of a roof, canopy, etc.
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              The finials of gables and pinnacles are sometimes
              called crests.                        --Parker.
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     9. (Engin.) The top line of a slope or embankment.
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     Crest tile, a tile made to cover the ridge of a roof,
        fitting upon it like a saddle.
  
     Interior crest (Fort.), the highest line of the parapet.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crest \Crest\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crested; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Cresting.]
     1. To furnish with, or surmount as, a crest; to serve as a
        crest for.
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              His legs bestrid the ocean, his reared arm
              Crested the world.                    --Shak.
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              Mid groves of clouds that crest the mountain's brow.
                                                    --Wordsworth.
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     2. To mark with lines or streaks, like, or regarded as like,
        waving plumes.
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              Like as the shining sky in summer's night, . . .
              Is crested with lines of fiery light. --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crest \Crest\ (kr[e^]st), v. i.
     To form a crest.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  crest
      n 1: the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave
      2: the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or
         hill); "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they
         clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few
         molecules wide at the summit" [syn: peak, crown, crest,
         top, tip, summit]
      3: the center of a cambered road [syn: crown, crest]
      4: (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a
         helmet
      5: a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird
         or other animal
      v 1: lie at the top of; "Snow capped the mountains" [syn: cap,
           crest]
      2: reach a high point; "The river crested last night"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  245 Moby Thesaurus words for "crest":
     Vandyke edge, achievement, acme, alerion, amplitude, animal charge,
     annulet, antinode, apex, apogee, argent, armorial bearings, armory,
     arms, azure, badge, bandeau, bar, bar sinister, baton, bearings,
     bend, bend sinister, billet, blazon, blazonry, bordure,
     broad arrow, brow, cadency mark, canton, cap, capsheaf, caput,
     chaplet, charge, chevron, chief, chine, climax, cloud nine,
     coat of arms, cockatrice, cockscomb, consummate, coronet,
     crenation, crenelation, crenulation, crescendo, crescent, cross,
     cross moline, crown, culmen, culminate, culmination,
     de Broglie wave, deckle edge, denticulation, dentil, dentil band,
     design, device, difference, differencing, diffraction, dogtooth,
     eagle, edge, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave,
     emblem, ermine, ermines, erminites, erminois, escutcheon,
     extreme limit, extremity, falcon, feather, fess, fess point, field,
     figure, file, flanch, fleur-de-lis, frequency, frequency band,
     frequency spectrum, fret, frost, fur, fusil, garland, griffin,
     guided wave, gules, gyron, hackle, hatchment, head, heading,
     headpiece, heaven, heavens, height, helmet, heraldic device,
     high noon, highest pitch, highest point, hilltop, hogback,
     honor point, ice, impalement, impaling, in phase, inescutcheon,
     interference, knoll, label, light, limit, lion, lofty peak,
     longitudinal wave, lozenge, mantling, marshaling, martlet, mascle,
     maximum, mechanical wave, meridian, metal, motto, mountaintop,
     mullet, ne plus ultra, no place higher, node, nombril point, noon,
     notching, octofoil, or, ordinary, orle, out of phase, outtop,
     overarch, overtop, pale, paly, panache, peak, pean, period,
     periodic wave, pheon, pic, pico, pike, pinhead, pinion, pinnacle,
     pitch, plume, plumule, point, pole, precipice, purpure, quarter,
     quartering, quill, radio wave, ray, reach, reinforcement,
     resonance, resonance frequency, rickrack, ridge, roof, rose, sable,
     saltire, saw, saw teeth, scallop, scapular, scutcheon, seal,
     seismic wave, serration, seventh heaven, shield, shock wave, sky,
     sound wave, spire, spread eagle, spur, subordinary, summit,
     surface wave, surmount, symbol, tenne, tidal wave, tincture, tip,
     tip-top, top, top off, top out, topknot, tor, torse,
     transverse wave, tressure, trough, tuft, unicorn, upmost,
     upper extremity, uppermost, utmost, vair, vert, vertex, very top,
     wave, wave equation, wave motion, wave number, wavelength, wreath,
     yale, zenith
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Crest, CA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in California
     Population (2000):    2716
     Housing Units (2000): 999
     Land area (2000):     6.384432 sq. miles (16.535601 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    6.384432 sq. miles (16.535601 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            17106
     Located within:       California (CA), FIPS 06
     Location:             32.805918 N, 116.867405 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Crest, CA
      Crest
  

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