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Meaning of CRANNY

Pronunciation:  'kranee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small opening or crevice (especially in a rock face or wall)
  2. [n]  a long narrow depression in a surface

CRANNY is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: chap, crack, crevice, fissure
 See Also: depression, hole, impression, imprint



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cran"ny\ (kr[a^]n"n[y^]), n.; pl. {Crannies} (-n[i^]z).
    [F. cran notch, prob. from L. crena (a doubful word).]
    1. A small, narrow opening, fissure, crevice, or chink, as in
       a wall, or other substance.
             In a firm building, the cavities ought not to be
             filled with rubbish, but with brick or stone fitted
             to the crannies.                      --Dryden.
             He peeped into every cranny.          --Arbuthnot.
    2. (Glass Making) A tool for forming the necks of bottles,
  2. \Cran"ny\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Crannied} (-n?d); p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Crannying}.]
    1. To crack into, or become full of, crannies. [R.]
             The ground did cranny everywhere.     --Golding.
    2. To haunt, or enter by, crannies.
             All tenantless, save to the crannying wind. --Byron.
  3. \Cran"ny\, a. [Perh. for cranky. See {Crank}, a. ]
    Quick; giddy; thoughtless. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
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