What does the word crescent mean?

Usage examples for crescent

  1. Conversation was not to be expected from a gentleman who was made to stand up with Kingsbury Crescent. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  2. From the mast- head floated out his standard, of crimson charged with a green crescent. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  3. Well he knew, Or by the sun or crescent moon, how best To set his canvas fitted for the breeze To- morrow's light would bring. – Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan