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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters;


1. resembling the new moon in shape;
[syn: crescent(a), crescent-shaped, semilunar, lunate]

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. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything having the shape of a crescent or new moon. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] The cross of our faith is replanted, The pale, dying crescent is daunted. --Campbell. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crescent \Cres"cent\ (kr[e^]s"sent), a. 1. Shaped like a crescent. [1913 Webster] Astarte, queen of heaven, with crescent horns. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Increasing; growing. [1913 Webster] O, I see the crescent promise of my spirit hath not set. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster] 2. To adorn with crescents. [1913 Webster]
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
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
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
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