Definition of Crested

1. Adjective. Bearing an heraldic device.

Category relationships: Heraldry
Similar to: Adorned, Decorated

2. Adjective. (of a bird or animal) having a usually ornamental tuft or process on the head; often used in combination. "Tufted loosestrife"
Exact synonyms: Topknotted, Tufted
Category relationships: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Similar to: Adorned, Decorated

3. Adjective. (of a knight's helmet) having a decorative plume.
Exact synonyms: Plumed
Similar to: Adorned, Decorated

Definition of Crested

1. a. Having a crest.

Definition of Crested

1. Adjective. Having a crest, or ornamental tuft (on an animal) or plume (on a helmet). ¹

2. Verb. (past of crest) ¹

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Definition of Crested

1. crest [v] - See also: crest

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crested

crest cloud
crest clouds
crest of alveolar ridge
crest of cochlear opening
crest of fenestrae cochleae
crest of greater tubercle
crest of head of rib
crest of lesser tubercle
crest of neck of rib
crest of palatine bone
crest of petrous part of temporal bone
crest of scapular spine
crested (current term)
crested cariama
crested coral root
crested lark
crested larks
crested myna
crested penguin
crested penguins
crested screamer
crested screamers
crested swift
crested tit

Literary usage of Crested

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"Seeds crested. * * Corolla with but one petal spurred at base, ... Stigma 2-crested and sometimes 2-horned. Filaments slightly united into two sets. ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1864)
"On the Roman Imperial and crested Eagles. By JOHN HOGG, HA, FES, LS, £c. The author, in giving an account of the Roman Imperial Eagle and several crested or ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1881)
"LAST spring a pair of noisy great crested flycatchers abandoned their usual ... It will be interesting to learn if the great crested flycatcher has also ..."

4. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"crested ; black ; quills obscurely banded with brownish ; length eight ... crested entirely black; outer edge of the scapulars and tips of the tail white. ..."

5. Handbook of hydraulics for the solution of hydraulic problems by Horace Williams King (1918)
"Weirs with sloping upstream faces reduce the crest contraction, broad-crested weirs cause adherence of the nappe to the crest, aprons cause permanent ..."

6. River Discharge: Prepared for the Use of Engineers and Students by John Clayton Hoyt, Nathan Clifford Grover (1916)
"Coefficients for several types of broad-crested weirs have been determined by Bazin, in France, and under the direction of Prof. Gardner S. Williams at the ..."

7. The Book of Grasses: An Illustrated Guide to the Common Grasses, and the by Mary Francis Baker (1912)
"The English name of Cock's-foot Grass is derived from a fancied resemblance between the branching panicle and a bird's foot. m crested Dog's-tail Cynosurus ..."

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