|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) The increasing moon; the moon in her first quarter, or when defined by a concave and a convex edge; also, applied improperly to the old or decreasing moon in a like state.
2. (n.) Anything having the shape of a crescent or new moon.
3. (n.) A representation of the increasing moon, often used as an emblem or badge
4. (n.) A symbol of Artemis, or Diana.
5. (n.) The ancient symbol of Byzantium or Constantinople.
6. (n.) The emblem of the Turkish Empire, adopted after the taking of Constantinople.
7. (n.) Any one of three orders of knighthood; the first instituted by Charles I., king of Naples and Sicily, in 1268; the second by Rene of Anjou, in 1448; and the third by the Sultan Selim III., in 1801, to be conferred upon foreigners to whom Turkey might be indebted for valuable services.
8. (n.) The emblem of the increasing moon with horns directed upward, when used in a coat of arms; -- often used as a mark of cadency to distinguish a second son and his descendants.
9. (a.) Shaped like a crescent.
10. (a.) Increasing; growing.
11. (v. t.) To form into a crescent, or something resembling a crescent.
12. (v. t.) To adorn with crescents.
Crescent (2 Occurrences)
Judges 8:26 The weight of the golden earrings that he requested was one thousand and seven hundred shekels of gold, besides the crescents, and the pendants, and the purple clothing that was on the kings of Midian, and besides the chains that were about their camels' necks. (Root in WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV)
Isaiah 3:18 In that day the Lord will take away the beauty of their anklets, the headbands, the crescent necklaces, (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)