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Meaning of CRUST

Pronunciation:  krust

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
  2. [n]  the outer layer of the Earth
  3. [n]  a hard outer layer that covers something
  4. [v]  form a crust or form into a crust; "The bread crusted in the oven"

CRUST is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cheekiness, Earth's crust, encrustation, freshness, gall, impertinence, impudence, incrustation, insolence
 See Also: asthenosphere, calculus, change surface, cover, covering, discourtesy, dry, dry out, geosphere, horst, layer, lithosphere, natural covering, rudeness, sial, sima, tartar, tophus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Crust\ (kr?st), n. [L. crusta: cf. OF. crouste, F.
    cro[^u]te; prob. akin to Gr. ????? ice, E. crystal, from the
    same root as E. crude, raw. See {Raw}, and cf. {Custard}.]
    1. The hard external coat or covering of anything; the hard
       exterior surface or outer shell; an incrustation; as, a
       crust of snow.
             I have known the statute of an emperor quite hid
             under a crust of dross.               --Addison.
             Below this icy crust of conformity, the waters of
             infidelity lay dark and deep as ever. --Prescott.
    2. (Cookery)
       (a) The hard exterior or surface of bread, in distinction
           from the soft part or crumb; or a piece of bread grown
           dry or hard.
       (b) The cover or case of a pie, in distinction from the
           soft contents.
       (c) The dough, or mass of doughy paste, cooked with a
           potpie; -- also called {dumpling}.
                 Th' impenetrable crust thy teeth defies.
                 He that keeps nor crust nor crumb. --Shak.
                 They . . . made the crust for the venison pasty.
    3. (Geol.) The exterior portion of the earth, formerly
       universally supposed to inclose a molten interior.
    4. (Zo["o]l.) The shell of crabs, lobsters, etc.
    5. (Med.) A hard mass, made up of dried secretions blood, or
       pus, occurring upon the surface of the body.
    6. An incrustation on the interior of wine bottles, the
       result of the ripening of the wine; a deposit of tartar,
       etc. See {Beeswing}.
  2. \Crust\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crusted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Crusting}.] [Cf. OF. crouster, L. crustare. See {Crust}, n.
    To cover with a crust; to cover or line with an incrustation;
    to incrust.
          The whole body is crusted over with ice. --Boyle.
          And now their legs, and breast, and bodies stood
          Crusted with bark.                       --Addison.
          Very foul and crusted bottles.           --Swift.
          Their minds are crusted over, like diamonds in the
          rock.                                    --Felton.
  3. \Crust\, v. i.
    To gather or contract into a hard crust; to become incrusted.
          The place that was burnt . . . crusted and healed.
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