- The curved sickle shape of the waxing or waning moon.
- A shape resembling a segment of a crescent moon.
- 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'.
- The crescent of the waxing moon was visible in the night sky.
- The mosque was adorned with a crescent moon and star.
- He wore a necklace with a pendant in the shape of a crescent.