Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An affiliate of the Red Cross operating in a primarily Muslim country.
  • noun The crescent-shaped emblem of such an affiliate.

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  • proper noun A branch of the Red Cross that operates in Muslim countries.
  • proper noun The symbol of this branch.

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Examples

  • RAMAN: The head of Iraq's humanitarian group, called Red Crescent, Dr Said Hakki, is the man managing the relief effort.

    CNN Transcript Apr 14, 2006

  • RAMAN: The head of Iraq's humanitarian group called Red Crescent, Dr. Said Hakki, is the man managing the relief effort.

    CNN Transcript Apr 14, 2006

  • First Aid societies in Muslim countries can use a Red Crescent, which is also a religious symbol

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  • The Red Crescent is the only aid agency in the city.

    CNN Transcript Dec 5, 2004

  • Now, the Red Crescent is the Muslim version of the Red Cross.

    CNN Transcript Oct 27, 2003

  • We saw an example several days ago when U.S. forces were taking fire from a hospital in southern Iraq and when they eventually took the hospital over, which was flying the flag of the Red Crescent, which is a violation of the Geneva Convention, they found chemical weapon suits, munitions, and even a tank inside this hospital.

    CNN Transcript Apr 1, 2003

  • Marina calls the Red Crescent and the Medical Moderator (Oleg) posts How it works: Part 2 (when Marina can't get to a PC) Slide

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  • What we were told is that, through the intercession of the Red Crescent, which is headed by the wife of President Mubarak, they had arranged for a hundred people, two buses, to go.

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