Definition of Increscent

1. a. Increasing; growing; augmenting; swelling; enlarging.



Definition of Increscent

1. Noun. (heraldiccharge) A crescent oriented with horns turned to dexter (pointing left). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Increscent

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Increscent

incremental energy costs
incremental lines
incremental lines of von Ebner
incrementalism
incrementalisms
incrementalist
incrementalists
incrementality
incrementally
incrementation
incremented
incrementing
increments
increpation
increpations
increscent (current term)
increscents
increst
incrested
incresting
incrests
incretin
incretins
incretion
incretions
incriminate
incriminated
incriminates
incriminating
incriminatingly

Literary usage of Increscent

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

1. English Heraldry: With Four Hundred and Fifty Illus. Drawn and Engraved on by Charles Boutell (1907)
"The Moon, when full, is "in plenitude" or " in her complement:" she is a " Crescent" when she appears as in No. 166, A : she is A Crescent. "increscent ..."

2. A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry by Henry Gough, James Parker (1894)
"Azure, an increscent [ie a moon increscent] ... are also borne by the families of (increscent) BUNNELL ..."

3. Display of Heraldry by William Newton (1846)
"... enlightened and honoured by the gracious aspect and beams of his sovereign." Gules, an increscent argent, is borne by the name of Weber, of Germany. ..."

4. A Treatise on Heraldry, British and Foreign: With English and French Glossaries by John Woodward (1896)
"When the horns of the crescent are turned to the dexter side of the shield it is called a crescent-increscent, (croissant-tourni'); when to the sinister its ..."

5. The American Historical Magazine by Publishing Society of New York, Americana Society (1908)
"THE increscent with its horns or points toward the right side of the shield, is called increscent from the Latin and by the French croissant couche. ..."

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