Crescent (noun)

  1. The curved sickle shape of the waxing or waning moon.
  2. A shape resembling a segment of a crescent moon.
  3. A representation or image of the moon in its first or last quarter, or a symbol resembling this.


Origin: middle english: from old french creissant, from latin crescere 'grow'.


  1. The crescent of the waxing moon was visible in the night sky.
  2. The mosque was adorned with a crescent moon and star.
  3. He wore a necklace with a pendant in the shape of a crescent.
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