Crumb
Crumb Crumb (kr[u^]m), n. [AS. cruma, akin to D. kruim, G. krume; cf. G. krauen to scratch, claw.] [Written also {crum}.] 1. A small fragment or piece; especially, a small piece of bread or other food, broken or cut off. [1913 Webster]

Desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table. --Luke xvi. 21. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: A little; a bit; as, a crumb of comfort. [1913 Webster]

3. The soft part of bread. [1913 Webster]

Dust unto dust, what must be, must; If you can't get crumb, you'd best eat crust. --Old Song. [1913 Webster]

{Crumb brush}, a brush for sweeping crumbs from a table.

{To a crum}, with great exactness; completely. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Crumb — may refer to: Crumb (film), 1994 documentary Crumb, the component of bread inside the crust CRUMB – Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss, a research institute Crumb (surname) Crumb (computing), a name value pair in an HTTP cookie, not to… …   Wikipedia

  • Crumb — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: George Crumb (* 1929), US amerikanischer Komponist Robert Crumb (* 1943), Künstler, Illustrator und Comic Künstler Crumb steht außerdem für: Crumb (Band) Crumb (Film), 1994, Regie: Terry Zwigoff eine sehr… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Crumb — Crumb, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crumbed} (kr[u^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crumbing} (kr[u^]m [i^]ng).] To break into crumbs or small pieces with the fingers; as, to crumb bread. [Written also {crum}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crumb — [krʌm] n [: Old English; Origin: cruma] 1.) a very small piece of dry food, especially bread or cake ▪ She stood up to brush the crumbs off her uniform. ▪ Coat with bread crumbs and bake. 2.) a very small amount of something crumb of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crumb — [ krʌm ] noun count 1. ) usually plural a very small piece that falls off a dry food such as bread or cake: He brushed the crumbs from his jacket. a ) usually singular INFORMAL a very small amount of food: She hasn t touched a single crumb of her …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crumb — O.E. cruma crumb, fragment, from a W.Gmc. root of obscure origin (Cf. M.Du. crume, Du. kruim, Ger. krume). The b appeared mid 15c., in part by analogy with words like dumb, in part from CRUMBLE (Cf. crumble). Slang meaning lousy person is 1918,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Crumb —   [krʌm],    1) George Henry, amerikanischer Komponist, * Charleston (West Virginia) 24. 10. 1929; studierte u. a. bei B. Blacher und wurde 1965 Dozent an der University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In seine stark von der Klangfarbe… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • crumb — crumb·i·ness; crumb; …   English syllables

  • crumb — [krum] n. [ME crome < OE cruma, lit., scraping from bread crust, akin to Ger krume < IE * gr eu, to scratch, scrape (> Ger krauen, to scratch) < base * ger , to turn, twist] 1. a very small piece broken off something; small particle… …   English World dictionary

  • crumb — index iota Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”