Science / Tides and Currents / Crest: The highest point in a propagating wave. See high water and tidal wave.

Other Words for Crest

Crest Verb Synonyms: culminate, reach, top, top out
Crest Adjective Synonyms: top, summit, pinnacle, peak, head, ridge
Crest Noun Synonyms: seal, device, figure, badge, emblem, insigne, symbol, design

Thread Crest

Business / Machine Shop / Thread Crest: The top surface joining the two sides of a thread. MORE

Ridge Crest

Health / Dentistry / Ridge Crest: The highest continuous surface of the alveolar ridge. MORE

Solitary Wave

Science / Tides and Currents / Solitary Wave: A wave of translation consisting of a single crest rising above the undisturbed water level without any accompanying trough. The rate of advance of a solitary wave depends upon the depth of the water MORE

Shallow Water Wave

Science / Tides and Currents / Shallow Water Wave: A wave is classified as a shallow water wave whenever the ratio of the depth (the vertical distance of the still water level from the bottom) to the wave length (the horizontal distance between crests MORE

Tidal Wave

Science / Geology / Tidal Wave: A term that is incorrectly used in reference to a tsunami. Tsunamis have nothing to do with the tides. MORE

Wave Length

Science / Weather / Wave Length: The least distance between particles moving in the same phase of oscillation of a wave. In oceanography, it is the horizontal distance between the highest parts of two successive wave crests above the MORE