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Meaning of CRYPT

Pronunciation:  kript

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)

CRYPT is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: burial chamber, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Crypt\ (kr[i^]pt), n. [L. crypta vault, crypt, Gr.
kry`pth, fr. kry`ptein to hide. See {Grot}, {Grotto}.]
1. A vault wholly or partly under ground; especially, a vault
   under a church, whether used for burial purposes or for a
   subterranean chapel or oratory.

         Priesthood works out its task age after age, . . .
         treasuring in convents and crypts the few fossils of
         antique learning.                     --Motley.

         My knees are bowed in crypt and shrine. --Tennyson.

2. (Anat.) A simple gland, glandular cavity, or tube; a
   follicle; as, the crypts of Lieberk["u]hn, the simple
   tubular glands of the small intestines.

Computing Dictionary

unix command to perform encryption and decryption.

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