What does Crystal mean?

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ˈkrɪs tlCrys·tal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crystalnoun

    a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure

  2. crystalnoun

    a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices

  3. crystal, crystallizationnoun

    a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces

  4. quartz glass, quartz, vitreous silica, lechatelierite, crystalnoun

    colorless glass made of almost pure silica

  5. crystalnoun

    glassware made of quartz

  6. crystal, watch crystal, watch glassnoun

    a protective cover that protects the face of a watch

Wiktionary

  1. crystalnoun

    A solid composed of an array of atoms or molecules possessing long-range order and arranged in a pattern which is periodic in three dimensions.

    Etymology: cristal, from crystallum, later reinforced from cristall, cristal, from crystallum, from κρύσταλλος, from κρύος, from the krus-.

  2. crystalnoun

    A piece of glimmering, shining mineral resembling ice or glass.

    Etymology: cristal, from crystallum, later reinforced from cristall, cristal, from crystallum, from κρύσταλλος, from κρύος, from the krus-.

  3. crystalnoun

    A fine type of glassware, or the material used to make it.

    Etymology: cristal, from crystallum, later reinforced from cristall, cristal, from crystallum, from κρύσταλλος, from κρύος, from the krus-.

  4. crystalnoun

    crystal meth: methamphetamine hydrochloride.

    Etymology: cristal, from crystallum, later reinforced from cristall, cristal, from crystallum, from κρύσταλλος, from κρύος, from the krus-.

  5. Crystalnoun

    A female given name from English.

    "Crystal's pretty. The name, I mean."

  6. Crystalnoun

    A surname.

    In this exhilarating and often hilarious book, David Crystal examines why we devote so much time and energy to language games, how professionals make a career of them, and how young children instinctively take to them.

  7. Crystalnoun

    A ghost town in Colorado.

  8. Crystalnoun

    A town in Maine.

  9. Crystalnoun

    A city in Minnesota.

  10. Crystalnoun

    A census-designated place in New Mexico.

  11. Crystalnoun

    A city and town in North Dakota.

  12. Crystalnoun

    A town in Wisconsin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crystalnoun

    the regular form which a substance tends to assume in solidifying, through the inherent power of cohesive attraction. It is bounded by plane surfaces, symmetrically arranged, and each species of crystal has fixed axial ratios. See Crystallization

    Etymology: [OE. cristal, F. cristal, L. crystallum crystal, ice, fr. Gr. kry`stallos, fr. kry`os icy cold, frost; cf. AS. crystalla, fr. L. crystallum; prob. akin to E. crust. See Crust, Raw.]

  2. Crystalnoun

    the material of quartz, in crystallization transparent or nearly so, and either colorless or slightly tinged with gray, or the like; -- called also rock crystal. Ornamental vessels are made of it. Cf. Smoky quartz, Pebble; also Brazilian pebble, under Brazilian

    Etymology: [OE. cristal, F. cristal, L. crystallum crystal, ice, fr. Gr. kry`stallos, fr. kry`os icy cold, frost; cf. AS. crystalla, fr. L. crystallum; prob. akin to E. crust. See Crust, Raw.]

  3. Crystalnoun

    a species of glass, more perfect in its composition and manufacture than common glass, and often cut into ornamental forms. See Flint glass

    Etymology: [OE. cristal, F. cristal, L. crystallum crystal, ice, fr. Gr. kry`stallos, fr. kry`os icy cold, frost; cf. AS. crystalla, fr. L. crystallum; prob. akin to E. crust. See Crust, Raw.]

  4. Crystalnoun

    the glass over the dial of a watch case

    Etymology: [OE. cristal, F. cristal, L. crystallum crystal, ice, fr. Gr. kry`stallos, fr. kry`os icy cold, frost; cf. AS. crystalla, fr. L. crystallum; prob. akin to E. crust. See Crust, Raw.]

  5. Crystalnoun

    anything resembling crystal, as clear water, etc

    Etymology: [OE. cristal, F. cristal, L. crystallum crystal, ice, fr. Gr. kry`stallos, fr. kry`os icy cold, frost; cf. AS. crystalla, fr. L. crystallum; prob. akin to E. crust. See Crust, Raw.]

  6. Crystaladjective

    consisting of, or like, crystal; clear; transparent; lucid; pellucid; crystalline

    Etymology: [OE. cristal, F. cristal, L. crystallum crystal, ice, fr. Gr. kry`stallos, fr. kry`os icy cold, frost; cf. AS. crystalla, fr. L. crystallum; prob. akin to E. crust. See Crust, Raw.]

Freebase

  1. Crystal

    Crystal is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics Universe. She is a member of the Inhumans and the younger sister of Medusa. Crystal possesses the power to manipulate the classic four elements. Originally, she was a girlfriend of the Human Torch, then the girlfriend of the Avenger the Sentry. She later married Quicksilver. They have a daughter, Luna, who is granddaughter of Magneto. Crystal had an affair during her marriage, though she claimed to still love Quicksilver. Eventually, their marriage was annulled and Quicksilver was forbidden to see Luna. She is later married to Ronan the Accuser of the Kree, purportedly as a symbol of Kree and Inhuman unity.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crystal

    kris′tal, n. a superior kind of quartz, clear like ice: (chem.) a piece of matter which has assumed a definite geometrical form, with plane faces.—adjs. Crys′tal, Crys′tallīne, consisting of or like crystal in clearness, &c.; Crys′talform; Crys′tallīsable, capable of being crystallised or formed into crystals.—n. Crystallīsā′tion, the act of crystallising.—v.t. Crys′tallīse, to reduce to the form of a crystal.—v.i. to assume a crystalline form.—ns. Crys′tallite; Crystallogen′esis.—adj. Crystallogen′ic.—n. Crystallog′rapher, one skilled in crystallography.—adj. Crystallograph′icn. Crystallog′raphy, the science of crystallisation.—adj. Crys′talloid, having the form of a crystal.—n. a name given by Graham to a class of substances which when in solution pass easily through membranes.—n. Crys′tallomancy, a mode of divination by means of transparent bodies. [O. Fr. cristol—L. crystallum—Gr. krystallos, ice—kryos, frost.]

Editors Contribution

  1. crystal

    A type of element.

    The crystal stone was created within the wedding ring.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 18, 2020  
  2. crystal

    A type of mineral created and designed in various colors, shapes, matter and sizes.

    Crystal is used for creating various things & to have an accurate effect on animals and people.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 13, 2020  
  3. crystal

    Able to view accurately

    It is so clear they are an amazing team.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 13, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Crystal' in Nouns Frequency: #1795

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Crystal in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Crystal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Crystal in a Sentence

  1. Jason Chaffetz:

    The panel made it crystal clear that only a director from outside the agency would meet the needs of the agency today -- someone with a fresh perspective, free from allegiances and without ties to what has consistently been described as a 'good old boys network.

  2. David Bowdish:

    I want to be crystal clear here: We do not see any evidence so far of ... an outside-continental-U.S. plot. We may find it some day, we may not. We don't know.

  3. Brian Windhorst:

    Whatever you want to say about Lonzo Ball, Lonzo Ball has smoked out the fact that The Lakers do not support Luke Walton. And that is now crystal clear, and here are now guys out there wondering openly to me — executives, coaching agents — who The Lakers are going to hire as their next coach. Because that has been revealed here : That they do not have unconditional support for Luke.

  4. John Donne:

    Come live with me, and be my love, And we will some new pleasures prove Of golden sands, and crystal brooks, With silken lines, and silver hooks.

  5. Randi Weingarten:

    The backlash [to teaching about race] that you see in these radicalized circles is going to hurt kids, i felt the need to make it crystal clear to teachers … that I honor their professional responsibilities and that their union will have their back.

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