crest(
krehst
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (top)
a. la cresta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(of a wave)
The sea was fairly calm, with the odd white crest here and there.El mar estaba casi en calma, con alguna que otra cresta blanca aquí y allá.
b. la cima
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(of a hill)
We walked along the crest of the ridge.Caminamos por la cima de la cresta montañosa.
2. (comb)
a. la cresta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The cockerel is distinguished by its red crest.El gallo se distingue por su cresta roja.
3. (plume of feathers)
a. el penacho
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The hoopoe has a spectacular black-tipped crest.La abubilla tiene un penacho impresionante, con las puntas negras.
4. (heraldry)
a. la cimera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(device on a helmet)
The knight's helmet bore a crest in the shape of a winged lion.El casco del caballero llevaba una cimera en forma de león alado.
b. el blasón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(emblem)
Students wore the school crest on the pockets of their blazers.Los estudiantes llevaban el blasón del colegio en el bolsillo del blazer.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to reach the top of)
a. alcanzar la cima de (a hill)
As we crested the hill, we could see the town spread out below us.Al alcanzar la cima de la colina, veíamos la ciudad, que se extendía a nuestros pies.
b. remontar la cresta de (a wave)
The boat crested a wave, and then another, to finally disappear under the water.La barca remontó la cresta de una ola, y luego de otra, para finalmente desaparecer bajo las aguas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (to form a crest)
a. alcanzar su altura máxima
The surfer was trying to catch the wave before it crested.El surfista intentaba tomar la ola antes de que alcanzara su altura máxima.
7. (to reach its highest point)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. alcanzar su punto más alto
The river crested at more than 38 feet above normal levels, and many homes had to be evacuated.El río alcanzó su punto más alto, de más de 38 pies sobre su nivel normal, forzando la evacuación de muchas viviendas.
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crest
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of bird, wave)
a. la cresta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (of helmet)
a. el penacho
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
3. (of hill)
a. la cima
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
4. (coat of arms)
a. el escudo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
5. (fig)
a.
on the crest of a waveen la cresta de la ola
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crest [krest]
noun
[of bird, wave] cresta (f); [of turkey] moco (m); [of hill] cima (f); cumbre (f); (on helmet) penacho (m); (Heraldry) blasón (m)
to be on the crest of a wave estar en la cresta de la ola
transitive verb
[+hill] coronar; alcanzar la cima de
...as the first wave of marchers crested the hill
intransitive verb
(US) llegar al máximo; alcanzar su punto más alto
the flood crested at two metres las aguas llegaron a dos metros sobre su nivel normal
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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