crescent crescent  /ˈkrɛ sənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters
  2. (adj) resembling the new moon in shape

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. They had been on land barely two weeks, living in tents behind a crescent fence of brush, when about 200 Indians attacked the settlers leaving two dead and 11 wounded.
  2. A PTI photo essay on May 31 - June 5: A crescent sun over Beirut, a brief protest in Mexico City and a gorilla in the midst of napping.
  3. Today the clean, shiny mosque looks like a Polish church, decorated in pink, yellow and blue, the Moslem star crescent festooned with painted roses and daisies.

News

  1. Crescent man arrested in death of his wife

    The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a Crescent man has been arrested for the death of his wife.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KWTV News9

  2. Crescent Point Energy Announces Closing of A Private Placement of Notes

    Crescent Point Energy Corp. is pleased to announce that it has closed a private placement of long-term debt in the form of senior guaranteed notes to a group of institutional investors. The notes issued ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Crescent Communities Opens Crescent Crosstown in Tampa

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When Crescent Communities began developing its 344-unit multifamily community in Brandon, Fla. a year ago, the Charlotte, N.C.-based development company pinpointed ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. In 2004, Jordan's King Abdullah II warned that Iran was seeking to establish "a Shiite crescent" including Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.
    on Nov 17, 2006 By: King Abdullah II Source: Washington Post

  2. "I think I've practised that (shootout scenario) a few times in my head, back in my backyard rink on Sloane Crescent (in Winnipeg)," Toews said at the time. "So it was basically a dream come true tonight."
    on Dec 28, 2007 By: Jonathan Toews Source: Canada.com

  3. "Right now, the law calls for a menorah, star and crescent, and Christmas tree but specifically prohibits a nativity scene," Avella noted. "A menorah and a star and crescent are religious symbols. A Christmas tree is not."
    on Jun 28, 2007 By: Tony Avella Source: CNSNews.com

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