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"crest" in American English

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crestnoun [C]

 us   /krest/
the ​top or ​highestpart of something such as a ​wave or a ​hill: We ​climbed to the crest of the ​hill.

crestverb [I]

 us   /krest/
(of a ​wave, a ​flood, etc.) to ​reach the ​highestlevel that something can ​reach: The ​floodwaters crested ​Thursday (= ​reachedtheirhighestlevel).
(Definition of crest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"crest" in British English

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crestnoun [C]

uk   us   /krest/
  • crest noun [C] (TOP)

the ​top or ​highestpart of something such as a ​wave or a ​hill: the crest of a ​hill/​wave a ​growth of ​feathers, ​fur, or ​skin along the ​top of the ​heads of some ​animals a ​decoration, usually made of ​feathers or ​animalhair, on the ​top of a soldier's ​hat, ​especially in the past
  • crest noun [C] (PICTURE)

a ​formaldesign that is used by a ​family, ​town, ​organization, etc. as the ​symbol that ​represents them: a ​royal crest
(Definition of crest from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Crest" in Business English

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Cresttrademark

uk   us   /krest/ (also CREST)
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the ​electronicsystem through which the London Stock Exchangemanages the ​buying and ​selling of ​stocks and ​shares
(Definition of Crest from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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