Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Shaped like a crescent.
  • n. Archaeology A small stone artifact, probably an arrowhead, with a blunt straight edge and a sharpened, crescent-shaped back, especially characteristic of the Mesolithic Period.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Shaped like a crescent.
  • n. A small stone artifact, probably an arrowhead, with a blunt straight edge and a sharpened, crescent-shaped back, especially characteristic of the Mesolithic Period.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Crescent-shaped; resembling the crescent moon

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Crescent-shaped, or like the moon in its first quarter; having a figure formed by a part of a circle cut off by the segment of a larger circle.
  • In zoology, same as lunated, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. resembling the new moon in shape

Etymologies

Latin lūnātus, past participle of lūnāre, to bend like a crescent, from lūna, moon; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin lunatus ("crescent-shaped"), from luna ("moon"). (Wiktionary)

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    July 23, 2011