crevice

  • 1 Crevice — Crev ice (kr?v ?s), n. [OE. crevace, crevice. F. crevasse, fr. crever to break, burst, fr. L. crepare to crack,break. Cf. {Craven}, {Crepitate}, {Crevasse}.] A narrow opening resulting from a split or crack or the separation of a junction; a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Crevice — Crev ice, v. t. To crack; to flaw. [R.] Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 crevice — index rift (gap), split Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 crevice — mid 14c., from O.Fr. crevace (12c., Mod.Fr. crevasse) gap, rift, crack (also, vulgarly, the female pudenda ), from V.L. *crepacia, from L. crepare to crack, creak; meaning shifted from the sound of breaking to the resulting fissure …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 crevice — *crack, cleft, fissure, crevasse, cranny, chink Analogous words: *breach, split, rift, rent: *break, gap …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 crevice — / crevasse [n] crack, gap abyss, chasm, chink, cleft, crack, cranny, cut, division, fissure, fracture, hole, interstice, opening, precipice, rent, rift, slit, split; concepts 509,513 …

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  • 7 crevice — ► NOUN ▪ a narrow opening or fissure in a rock or wall. ORIGIN Old French crevace, from crever to burst …

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  • 8 crevice — [krev′is] n. [ME crevace < OFr < VL * crepacia, a crack < L crepare: see CRAVEN] a narrow opening caused by a crack or split; fissure; cleft; chink creviced adj …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Crevice — A crevice usually refers to a fracture or fissure in rock (compare to a crevasse, which is in ice). Crevice may also refer to: Crevice corrosion, occurs in spaces to which the access of corrosion resistant fluid is limited Crevice kelpfish… …

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  • 10 crevice — A crack or small fissure, especially in a solid substance. [Fr. crevasse] gingival c. SYN: gingival sulcus. * * * crev·ice krev əs n a narrow fissure or cleft <an ulcerated periodontal crevice> see GINGIVAL CREVICE …

    Medical dictionary

  • 11 crevice — [[t]kre̱vɪs[/t]] crevices N COUNT A crevice is a narrow crack or gap, especially in a rock. ...a huge boulder with rare ferns growing in every crevice. Syn: fissure …

    English dictionary

  • 12 crevice — UK [ˈkrevɪs] / US noun [countable] Word forms crevice : singular crevice plural crevices a narrow crack in rock or in a wall …

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  • 13 crevice — crevasse, crevice are both derived from a Latin root crepare meaning ‘to break with a crash’. A crevasse is a deep open crack or fissure in a glacier; in AmE it is also used to mean a breach in a river embankment. A crevice is a narrow cleft or… …

    Modern English usage

  • 14 crevice — noun /ˈkɹɛvɪs/ A narrow crack or fissure, in a rock or wall. I cant tell you how urbane and sprightly the old poll parrot was; and [...] not a pocket, not a crevice, of pomp, humbug, respectability in him: he was fresh as a daisy. (William Butler …

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  • 15 crevice — noun Crevice is used after these nouns: ↑rock …

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  • 16 crevice — [14] Rather like crack, the word crevice began with the notion of the sharp noise of breaking and gradually developed to denote the fissure caused by such a break. It comes ultimately from the Latin verb crepāre ‘creak, rattle, crack’ (source of… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 17 crevice — noun the termites crawled into a crevice Syn: crack, fissure, cleft, chink, interstice, cranny, nook, slit, split, rift, fracture, breach; opening, gap, hole …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 crevice — [14] Rather like crack, the word crevice began with the notion of the sharp noise of breaking and gradually developed to denote the fissure caused by such a break. It comes ultimately from the Latin verb crepāre ‘creak, rattle, crack’ (source of… …

    Word origins

  • 19 crevice — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French crevace, from crever to break, from Latin crepare to crack Date: 14th century a narrow opening resulting from a split or crack (as in a cliff) ; fissure …

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  • 20 crevice — creviced, adj. /krev is/, n. a crack forming an opening; cleft; rift; fissure. [1300 50; ME crevace < AF, OF, equiv. to crev(er) to crack ( < L crepare) + ace n. suffix] * * * …

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