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.
- The figure of the moon as it appears in its first or last quarter, with concave and convex edges terminating in points.
- Something shaped like a crescent, especially:
- A curved pastry.
- A curved street, often presenting a continuous façade, as of row houses.
- Waxing, as the moon; increasing.