Crayon Cray"on (kr?"?n), n. [F., a crayon, a lead pencil (crayon Cont['e] Cont['e]'s pencil, i. e., one made a black compound invented by Cont['e]), fr. craie chalk, L. creta; said to be, properly, Cretan earth, fr. Creta the island Crete. Cf. {Cretaceous}.] 1. An implement for drawing, made of clay and plumbago, or of some preparation of chalk, usually sold in small prisms or cylinders. [1913 Webster]

Let no day pass over you . . . without giving some strokes of the pencil or the crayon. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Note: The black crayon gives a deeper black than the lead pencil. This and the colored crayons are often called chalks. The red crayon is also called sanguine. See {Chalk}, and {Sanguine}. [1913 Webster]

2. A crayon drawing. [1913 Webster]

3. (Electricity) A pencil of carbon used in producing electric light. [1913 Webster]

{Crayon board}, cardboard with a surface prepared for crayon drawing.

{Crayon drawing}, the act or art of drawing with crayons; a drawing made with crayons. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • crayon — [ krɛjɔ̃ ] n. m. • 1704; créonXVIe; croion « sol crayeux » 1309; de craie 1 ♦ (1528 créon) Petit morceau de divers minerais (d abord la craie) propre à écrire, à dessiner. ⇒ charbon, fusain, graphite, 2. pastel, plombagine. Dessin aux deux… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Crayon — Deux bouts de crayon HB …   Wikipédia en Français

  • crayon — CRAYON. s. m. Petit morceau de pierre de mine, ou de quelque autre matière colorée, propre à marquer, à écrire, à tracer et à dessiner. Crayon blanc. Crayon de mine. Crayon de sanguine. Crayon de charbon. Crayon de pastel. Crayon rouge. Crayon… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • crayon — Crayon. s. m. Petit morceau de pierre de mine, ou de quelque autre chose propre à marquer, à escrire, à tracer, & à portraire. Gros crayon. petit crayon. crayon blanc. crayon de mine. crayon de sanguine. crayon de charbon. crayon de pastel.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Crayon —   [ kreɪən], Geoffrey, Pseudonym des amerikanischen Schriftstellers Washington Irving.   * * * Cra|yon [krɛ jõ:] usw.: ↑Krayon usw. Kray|on, Crayon [krɛ jõ:], der; s, s [frz. crayon, zu: craie = Kreide] (veraltet): 1. Bleistift. 2. Kreide[stift] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Crayon — Cray on, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crayoned} ( ?nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crayoning}.] [Cf. F. crayonner.] To sketch, as with a crayon; to sketch or plan. [1913 Webster] He soon afterwards composed that discourse, conformably to the plan which he had… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Crayon — bezeichnet: einen Bleistift (auch Krayon) einen Wachsmalstift das markante Hochhaus in Lyon, das als Unternehmenszentrale des Crédit Lyonnais diente. Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Crayon — (fr., spr. Krajong), Stift (Bleistift, Silberstift, Rothstift, schwarze Kreide etc.), zum Zeichnen; daher Crayonirt, mit solchen Stiften gezeichnet. Die Crayonzeichnung, namentlich mit Silberstift auf Pergament, gestattet eine sehr zarte… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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