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Crest vs. Tuft

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  • Crest (noun)

    A tuft, or other natural ornament, growing on an animal's head, for example the comb of a cockerel, the swelling on the head of a snake, the lengthened feathers of the crown or nape of bird, etc.

  • Crest (noun)

    The plume of feathers, or other decoration, worn on or displayed on a helmet; the distinctive ornament of a helmet.

  • Crest (noun)

    A bearing worn, not upon the shield, but usually on a helmet above it, sometimes (as for clerics) separately above the shield or separately as a mark for plate, in letterheads, and the like.

  • Crest (noun)

    The upper curve of a horse's neck.

  • Crest (noun)

    The ridge or top of a wave.

  • Crest (noun)

    The thumb|120px|right|A helmet with a crest.

  • Crest (noun)

    The helm or head, as typical of a high spirit; pride; courage.

  • Crest (noun)

    The ornamental finishing which surmounts the ridge of a roof, canopy, etc.

  • Crest (noun)

    The top line of a slope or embankment.

  • Crest (noun)

    A ridge along the surface of a bone.

  • Crest (noun)

    A design or logo, especially one of an institution, association or high-class family.

  • Crest (noun)

    Any of several birds in the family Regulidae, including the goldcrests and firecrests.

  • Crest (verb)

    Particularly with reference to waves, to reach a peak.

  • Crest (verb)

    to reach the crest of (a hill or mountain)

  • Crest (verb)

    To furnish with, or surmount as, a crest; to serve as a crest for.

  • Crest (verb)

    To mark with lines or streaks like waving plumes.

  • Tuft (noun)

    A bunch of feathers, grass or hair, etc., held together at the base.

  • Tuft (noun)

    A cluster of threads drawn tightly through upholstery, a mattress or a quilt, etc., to secure and strengthen the padding.

  • Tuft (noun)

    A small clump of trees or bushes.

  • Tuft (noun)

    A gold tassel on the cap worn by titled undergraduates at English universities.

  • Tuft (noun)

    A person entitled to wear such a tassel.

  • Tuft (verb)

    To provide or decorate with a tuft or tufts.

  • Tuft (verb)

    To form into tufts.

  • Tuft (verb)

    To secure and strengthen (a mattress, quilt, etc.) with tufts.

  • Tuft (verb)

    To be formed into tufts.

Wiktionary
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  • Crest (noun)

    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, etc.

  • Crest (noun)

    The plume of feathers, or other decoration, worn on a helmet; the distinctive ornament of a helmet, indicating the rank of the wearer; hence, also, the helmet.

  • Crest (noun)

    A bearing worn, not upon the shield, but usually above it, or separately as an ornament for plate, liveries, and the like. It is a relic of the ancient cognizance. See Cognizance, 4.

  • Crest (noun)

    The upper curve of a horse's neck.

  • Crest (noun)

    The ridge or top of a wave.

  • Crest (noun)

    The summit of a hill or mountain ridge.

  • Crest (noun)

    The helm or head, as typical of a high spirit; pride; courage.

  • Crest (noun)

    The ornamental finishing which surmounts the ridge of a roof, canopy, etc.

  • Crest (noun)

    The top line of a slope or embankment.

  • Crest

    To furnish with, or surmount as, a crest; to serve as a crest for.

  • Crest

    To mark with lines or streaks, like, or regarded as like, waving plumes.

  • Crest (verb)

    To form a crest.

  • Tuft (noun)

    A collection of small, flexible, or soft things in a knot or bunch; a waving or bending and spreading cluster; as, a tuft of flowers or feathers.

  • Tuft (noun)

    A cluster; a clump; as, a tuft of plants.

  • Tuft (noun)

    A nobleman, or person of quality, especially in the English universities; - so called from the tuft, or gold tassel, on the cap worn by them.

  • Tuft

    To separate into tufts.

  • Tuft

    To adorn with tufts or with a tuft.

  • Tuft (verb)

    To grow in, or form, a tuft or tufts.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Crest (noun)

    the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave

  • Crest (noun)

    the top point of a mountain or hill;

    "the view from the peak was magnificent"

    "they clambered to the summit of Monadnock"

  • Crest (noun)

    the center of a cambered road

  • Crest (noun)

    (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet

  • Crest (noun)

    a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal

  • Crest (verb)

    lie at the top of;

    "Snow capped the mountains"

  • Crest (verb)

    reach a high point;

    "The river crested last night"

  • Tuft (noun)

    a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass

  • Tuft (noun)

    a bunch of feathers or hair

Princeton's WordNet
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