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Meaning of CREVICE

Pronunciation:  'krevis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a long narrow opening
  2. [n]  a long narrow depression in a surface
 

CREVICE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: chap, cleft, crack, crack, cranny, fissure, fissure, scissure
 
 See Also: break, chap, chink, crater, crevasse, depression, fatigue crack, fault, fracture, gap, geological fault, impression, imprint, opening, rift, shift, slit, split, vent, volcanic crater, volcano

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Crev"ice\ (kr?v"?s), n. [OE. crevace, crevice. F.
    crevasse, fr. crever to break, burst, fr. L. crepare to
    crack,break. Cf. {Craven}, {Crepitate}, {Crevasse}.]
    A narrow opening resulting from a split or crack or the
    separation of a junction; a cleft; a fissure; a rent.
    
          The mouse, Behind the moldering wainscot, shrieked, Or
          from the crevice peered about.           --Tennyson.
    
    
  2. \Crev"ice\, v. t.
    To crack; to flaw. [R.] --Sir H. Wotton.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abysm, abyss, arroyo, box canyon, breach, break, canyon, cavity, chap, chasm, check, chimney, chink, cleft, cleuch, clough, col, coulee, couloir, crack, cranny, crevasse, cut, cwm, defile, dell, dike, ditch, donga, draw, excavation, fault, fissure, flaw, flume, fracture, furrow, gap, gape, gash, gorge, groove, gulch, gulf, gully, hole, incision, joint, kloof, leak, moat, notch, nullah, opening, pass, passage, ravine, rent, rift, rime, rupture, scissure, seam, slit, slot, split, trench, valley, void, wadi
 

 

 

 

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