Definition of crescent
- The crescent is used as the symbol of Islam.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: the shape of the visible part of the moon when it is less than half full
: a shape that is curved, wide at its center, and pointed at its two ends like a crescent moon
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