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Meaning of CREVICE

Pronunciation:  'krevis

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
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