Crest may refer to:


In science

  • Crest (feathers), the distinctive head plumage exhibited by birds such as cockatoos
  • Comb (anatomy), or Cockscomb
  • Crest (physics), the section of a wave that rises above an undisturbed position
  • Crest factor, a dimensionless number quantifying the shapes of waves
  • Crest (hydrology), the highest level above a certain point (the datum point, or reference point) that a river will reach in a certain amount of time
  • Sagittal crest, a ridge of bone running lengthwise along the midline of the top of the skull of many primate and other mammalian skulls
  • Cresting (Fasciation), in botany, abnormal growth of a plant

In popular culture

In commerce

  • Crest (toothpaste), the brand of toothpaste that has been extended into a dental care brand in Canada, the USA, and the United Kingdom
  • Crest Audio, an American manufacturer of power amplifiers and mixing consoles
  • Crest Animation Studios, an animation studio from India


Acronyms (CREST)

  • Center for Research in Economics and Statistics, Paris, France
  • CREST syndrome, a limited form of the disease scleroderma
  • Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology, Loughborough University, UK
  • Centralized Research Support & Training, Office of Research, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
  • CREST Certified Consultant, Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers
  • CREST, a dematerialized securities depository and settlement service of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, operated by CRESTCo Ltd
  • Capital Region Emergency Service Telecommunications, the wide-area radio network used in the Capital Regional District, British Columbia


  • Crest (heraldry), a component of a heraldic display
  • The point of a horse's neck where the mane grows from
  • At Colleges and Universities in the USA, crests are a kind of logo's used to identify Greek Letter Organizations.
  • Crest Manufacturing Company, see Crestmobile

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  • CREST — is the Central Securities Depository for the U.K., Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man and Jersey equities and UK gilts. It operates a settlement system, allowing trades that have been agreed to be settled.It allows shareholders and bondholders to… …   Wikipedia

  • Crest — bezeichnet Orte in Frankreich: eine französische Stadt im Département Drôme, siehe Crest (Drôme) davon abgeleitet die beiden Verwaltungsgebiete Kanton Crest Nord und Kanton Crest Sud eine französischen Gemeinde im Département Puy de Dôme, siehe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • CREST — is CrestCo s real time settlement system for UK and Irish shares and other corporate securities. CrestCo has provided settlement systems for government bonds and money market instruments in the UK since 1990. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary The… …   Financial and business terms

  • Crest — (kr[e^]st), n. [OF. creste, F. cr[^e]te, L. crista.] 1. A tuft, or other excrescence or natural ornament, growing on an animal s head; the comb of a cock; the swelling on the head of a serpent; the lengthened feathers of the crown or nape of bird …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crest — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Crest …   Wikipedia Español

  • CREST — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda CREST es un síndrome de escleroderma. Su nombre es un acrónimo de sus características clínicas: Calcinosis (depósitos de calcio). Fenómeno de Raynaud. Disfunción esofágica. Esclerodactilia. Telangiectasias… …   Wikipedia Español

  • crest — crest·al; crest; crest·ed; crest·ing; crest·less; crest·more·ite; crest·fall·en·ly; crest·fall·en·ness; …   English syllables

  • crest — [krest] n. [ME creste < OFr < L crista, prob. < IE base * (s)kreis , to shake > MIr cressaim, I shake, ON hrista, to shake] 1. any process or growth on the head of an animal, as a comb or feathered tuft on certain birds 2. a plume or… …   English World dictionary

  • Crest — Crest, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cresting}.] 1. To furnish with, or surmount as, a crest; to serve as a crest for. [1913 Webster] His legs bestrid the ocean, his reared arm Crested the world. Shak. [1913 Webster] Mid groves… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CREST — es un síndrome de escleroderma. Su nombre es un acrónimo de sus características clínicas: ● Calcinosis (depósitos de calcio). ● Fenómeno de Raynaud. ● Disfunción esofágica. ● Esclerodactilia. ● Teleangiectasias (dilatación de pequeños vasos).… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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