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Definitions of crisp

  1. To ripple. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To crinkle; curl; make or become crisp. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To curl; ripple; to make brittle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To curl or twist: to make wavy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To curl or make wavy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To form into little curls along an edge; to become brittle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface; "The dress got wrinkled" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To curl; to twist; to wreathe or interweave; to cause to wave slightly or ripple. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To wrinkle; to curl. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Crispness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Crisply. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. pleasantly cold and invigorating; "crisp clear nights and frosty mornings"; "a nipping wind"; "a nippy fall day"; "snappy weather"; (`parky' is a British term) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. make brown and crisp by heating; "toast bread"; "crisp potatoes" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. Curling in stiff curls or ringlets; as, crisp hair. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. Curled with the ripple of the water. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. Brittle; friable; in a condition to break with a short, sharp fracture; as, crisp snow. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. Possessing a certain degree of firmness and freshness; in a fresh, unwilted condition. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. Lively; sparking; effervescing. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. Brisk; crackling; cheerful; lively. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. To make crisp or brittle, as in cooking. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. To undulate or ripple. Cf. Crisp, v. t. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. That which is crisp or brittle; the state of being crisp or brittle; as, burned to a crisp; specifically, the rind of roasted pork; crackling. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. Wavy; curled; brittle; cheerful; terse; sparkling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. Curled: so dry as to be crumbled easily: brittle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. Curled; wrinkled; brittle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. Somewhat firm and brittle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. With short stiff curls; indented; winding: brittle; brisk; fresh and firm. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. Curled; formed into ringlets or curls; brittle; easily broken short; in bot., having an undulated or curling margin. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for crisp

  1. Hops are sufficiently dried, when their inner stalks break short, and their leaves become crisp and fall off easily. – The American Practical Brewer and Tanner by Joseph Coppinger
  2. I fully expected to be burned to a crisp – David and the Phoenix by Edward Ormondroyd
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