['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 .
(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. . New moon, moon in her first quarter.. Figure of the new moon.. Turkish standard.. 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.
- A moon was in the sky, not a full moon, but a young crescent. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- It was about two miles from their house in Crampton Crescent to Marlborough Street. 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- He and his aids now withdrew behind the curtain: the other party, which was headed by Colonel Dent, sat down on the crescent of chairs. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- The people are coming down the crescent now. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- The crescent moon, set like a silver signet in the western sky, delayed a little the approach of night. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- In exactly the same way the Roman Empire lay like a lamb in the embrace of this great crescent of outer barbarians. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- This pale crescent was the likeness of a kingly crown; what it diademed was the shape which shape had none. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- I suppose, Lucy Snowe, the orb of your life is not to be so rounded: for you, the crescent-phase must suffice. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.