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Meaning of CRISP

Pronunciation:  krisp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat
  2. [adj]  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"
  3. [adj]  (of something seen or heard) clearly defined; "a sharp photographic image"; "the sharp crack of a twig"; "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"
  4. [adj]  in small tight curls
  5. [adj]  pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed; "crisp carrot and celery sticks"; "a firm apple"; "crunchy lettuce"
  6. [adj]  pleasantly cold and invigorating; "crisp clear nights and frosty mornings"; "a nipping wind"; "a nippy fall day"; "snappy weather"; (`parky' is a British term)
  7. [adj]  tender and brittle; "crisp potato chips"
  8. [v]  make brown and crisp by heating; "toast bread"
  9. [v]  make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface; "The dress got wrinkled"

CRISP is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: chip, cold, concise, crease, crinkle, crispy, crunchy, curly, curt, distinct, firm, fresh, frizzly, frizzy, frosty, kinky, laconic, nappy, nipping, nippy, parky, potato chip, ruckle, Saratoga chip, scrunch, scrunch up, sharp, snappy, tender, terse, toast, wrinkle
 See Also: cockle, crumple, fold, fold up, heat, heat up, knit, pucker, ruck, ruck up, rumple, snack food, turn up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Crisp\ (kr?sp), a. [AS. crisp, fr. L. crispus; cf.
    carpere to pluck, card (wool), and E. harvest. Cf. {Crape}.]
    1. Curling in stiff curls or ringlets; as, crisp hair.
    2. Curled with the ripple of the water. [Poetic]
             You nymphs called Naiads, of the winding brooks . .
             . Leave jour crisp channels.          --Shak.
    3. Brittle; friable; in a condition to break with a short,
       sharp fracture; as, crisp snow.
             The cakes at tea ate short and crisp. --Goldsmith.
    4. Possessing a certain degree of firmness and freshness; in
       a fresh, unwilted condition.
             It [laurel] has been plucked nine months, and yet
             looks as hale and crisp as if it would last ninety
             years.                                --Leigh Hunt.
    5. Lively; sparking; effervescing.
             Your neat crisp claret.               --Beau. & Fl.
    6. Brisk; crackling; cheerful; lively.
             The snug, small room, and the crisp fire. --Dickens.
  2. \Crisp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crisped} (kr?spt); p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Crisping}.] [L. crispare, fr. crispus. See {Crisp}.
    a. ]
    1. To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of
       cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees.
    2. To cause to undulate irregularly, as crape or water; to
       wrinkle; to cause to ripple. Cf. {Crimp}.
             The lover with the myrtle sprays Adorns his crisped
             tresses.                              --Drayton.
             Along the crisped shades and bowers.  --Milton.
             The crisped brooks, Rolling on orient pearl and
             sands of gold.                        --Milton.
    3. To make crisp or brittle, as in cooking.
    {Crisping iron}, an instrument by which hair or any textile
       fabric is crisped.
    {Crisping pin}, the simplest form of crisping iron. --Is.
       iii. 22.
  3. \Crisp\, v. i.
    To undulate or ripple. Cf. {Crisp}, v. t.
          To watch the crisping ripples on the beach. --Tennuson.
  4. \Crisp\, n.
    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.
Computing Dictionary
  1. A lisp-like language and compiler for the ibm 370 written by Jeff Barnett of SDC, Santa Monica, CA, USA in the early 1970s. It generalised lisp's two-part cons nodes to n-part nodes.

  2. (Or "discrete") The opposite of "fuzzy".

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