What does Crayon mean?

Definitions for Crayon
ˈkreɪ ɒn, -əncray·on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crayon, wax crayonverb

    writing implement consisting of a colored stick of composition wax used for writing and drawing

  2. crayonverb

    write, draw, or trace with a crayon


  1. crayonnoun

    A stick of colored chalk or wax used for drawing.

  2. crayonverb

    To draw with a crayon.

  3. Etymology: From crayon.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Crayonnoun

    Etymology: crayon, French.

    Let no day pass over you without drawing a line; that is to say, without working, without giving some strokes of the pencil or the crayon. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.


  1. Crayon

    A crayon (or wax pastel) is a stick of pigmented wax used for writing or drawing. Wax crayons differ from pastels, in which the pigment is mixed with a dry binder such as gum arabic, and from oil pastels, where the binder is a mixture of wax and oil. Crayons are available in a range of prices, and are easy to work with. They are less messy than most paints and markers, blunt (removing the risk of sharp points present when using a pencil or pen), typically non-toxic, and available in a wide variety of colors. These characteristics make them particularly good instruments for teaching small children to draw in addition to being used widely by student and professional artists.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crayonnoun

    an implement for drawing, made of clay and plumbago, or of some preparation of chalk, usually sold in small prisms or cylinders

  2. Crayonnoun

    a crayon drawing

  3. Crayonnoun

    a pencil of carbon used in producing electric light

  4. Crayonverb

    to sketch, as with a crayon; to sketch or plan

  5. Etymology: [F., a crayon, a lead pencil (crayon Cont Cont's pencil, i. e., one made a black compound invented by Cont), fr. craie chalk, L. creta; said to be, properly, Cretan earth, fr. Creta the island Crete. Cf. Cretaceous.]


  1. Crayon

    A crayon is a stick of colored wax, charcoal, chalk or other material. A crayon made of oiled chalk is called an oil pastel; when made of pigment with a dry binder, it is simply a pastel. A grease pencil or china marker is made of colored hardened grease. There are also watercolour crayons, sometimes called watersoluble crayons. Crayons, which are available at a range of price points, are easy to work with, often less messy than paints and markers, blunt, usually non-toxic, and are available in a wide variety of colors. These characteristics make them particularly good instruments for teaching small children to draw in addition to being used widely by student and professional artists.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crayon

    krā′on, n. a pencil made of chalk or pipeclay, variously coloured, used for drawing: a drawing done with crayons.—v.t. to draw with a crayon.—In crayons, of a picture, made by crayons. [Fr. crayoncraie, chalk, from L. creta, chalk.]

Editors Contribution

  1. crayon

    A type of product.

    Crayons are great for children to draw.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 10, 2020  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Crayon is ranked #99845 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Crayon surname appeared 181 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Crayon.

    50.2% or 91 total occurrences were Black.
    40.3% or 73 total occurrences were White.
    4.9% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.3% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Anagrams for Crayon »

  1. nyroca

  2. canroy

  3. cyrano

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Crayon in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Crayon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Crayon in a Sentence

  1. Leo Valdez:

    Survive first. Figure out crayon drawing of destiny later.

  2. Siddharth Astir:

    Be Like the crayon...... Blunt,sharp,Long or Short...... Always add colours to others lives

  3. Rachel Dolezal:

    I was drawing self-portraits with the brown crayon instead of the peach crayon and the black curly hair.

  4. Steve Morris:

    It’s just one more that might be another crayon in the crayon box.

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