Crescent

Definition of Crescent

Cres´cent   Pronunciation: krĕs´sent
n.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.
2.Anything having the shape of a crescent or new moon.
3.A representation of the increasing moon, often used as an emblem or badge
The cross of our faith is replanted,
The pale, dying crescent is daunted.
- Campbell.
4.Any one of three orders of knighthood; the first instituted by Charles I., king of Naples and Sicily, in 1268; the second by René 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.
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.
a.1.Shaped like a crescent.
Astarte, queen of heaven, with crescent horns.
- Milton.
2.Increasing; growing.
O, I see the crescent promise of my spirit hath not set.
- Tennyson.
v. t.1.To form into a crescent, or something resembling a crescent.
2.To adorn with crescents.

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