['kresənt] or ['krɛsnt]


(noun.) any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters.

(adj.) resembling the new moon in shape .

杰瑞德校对--From WordNet


(n.) 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.

(n.) Anything having the shape of a crescent or new moon.

(n.) A representation of the increasing moon, often used as an emblem or badge

(n.) A symbol of Artemis, or Diana.

(n.) The ancient symbol of Byzantium or Constantinople.

(n.) The emblem of the Turkish Empire, adopted after the taking of Constantinople.

(n.) Any one of three orders of knighthood; the first instituted by Charles I., king of Naples and Sicily, in 1268; the second by Rene 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.

(n.) 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.) Shaped like a crescent.

(a.) Increasing; growing.

(v. t.) To form into a crescent, or something resembling a crescent.

(v. t.) To adorn with crescents.



n. [1]. New moon, moon in her first quarter.[2]. Figure of the new moon.[3]. Turkish standard.[4]. Turkish power, Ottoman Empire.

a. Growing, enlarging, increasing.



adj. increasing: shaped like the new or old moon.—n. the moon as she increases towards half-moon: a figure like the crescent moon as that on the Turkish standard: the standard itself: the Turkish power: a range of buildings in curved form.—n. Cres′centade a religious war for Islam.—adjs. Cres′cented Crescent′ic formed like a crescent; Cres′cive (Shak.) increasing.





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