Meaning of 'crescent' (Webster Dictionary)
- Shaped like a crescent.
- Increasing; growing. - 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.
- Anything having the shape of a crescent or new moon.
- A representation of the increasing moon, often used as an
emblem or badge
- A symbol of Artemis, or Diana.
- The ancient symbol of Byzantium or Constantinople.
- The emblem of the Turkish Empire, adopted after the
taking of Constantinople.
- 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.
- 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. - To form into a crescent, or something resembling a
- To adorn with crescents.