What does crock mean?

Definitions for crock
krɒkcrock

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carbon black, lampblack, soot, smut, crocknoun

    a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink

  2. crocknoun

    nonsense; foolish talk

    "that's a crock"

  3. crock, earthenware jarverb

    an earthen jar (made of baked clay)

  4. crockverb

    release color when rubbed, of badly dyed fabric

  5. crockverb

    soil with or as with crock

GCIDE

  1. Crocknoun

    a person who is worn out with age or illness.

  2. Crocknoun

    an old person who complains frequently about illness, especially imaginary ailments.

Wiktionary

  1. crocknoun

    A stoneware or earthenware jar or storage container.

    Etymology: From crokke, from crocc, crocca, from krukkō, from k(')rōug(')-. Cognate with kruik, Krug, krukke, krukka, crog, croh. See also cruse.

  2. crocknoun

    A piece of broken pottery, a shard.

    Etymology: From crokke, from crocc, crocca, from krukkō, from k(')rōug(')-. Cognate with kruik, Krug, krukke, krukka, crog, croh. See also cruse.

  3. crocknoun

    A person who is physically limited by age, illness or injury.

    Old crocks home = home for the aged

    Etymology: From crokke, from crocc, crocca, from krukkō, from k(')rōug(')-. Cognate with kruik, Krug, krukke, krukka, crog, croh. See also cruse.

  4. crocknoun

    An old or broken-down vehicle (and formerly a horse).

    Old crocks race = veteran car rally

    Etymology: From crokke, from crocc, crocca, from krukkō, from k(')rōug(')-. Cognate with kruik, Krug, krukke, krukka, crog, croh. See also cruse.

  5. crocknoun

    Silly talk, a foolish belief, a poor excuse, nonsense.

    Etymology: From crokke, from crocc, crocca, from krukkō, from k(')rōug(')-. Cognate with kruik, Krug, krukke, krukka, crog, croh. See also cruse.

  6. crockverb

    To break something or injure someone.

    Etymology: From crokke, from crocc, crocca, from krukkō, from k(')rōug(')-. Cognate with kruik, Krug, krukke, krukka, crog, croh. See also cruse.

  7. crockverb

    To transfer coloring through abrasion from one item to another.

    Etymology: From crokke, from crocc, crocca, from krukkō, from k(')rōug(')-. Cognate with kruik, Krug, krukke, krukka, crog, croh. See also cruse.

  8. crockverb

    To cover the drain holes of a planter with stones or similar material, in order to ensure proper drainage.

    Etymology: From crokke, from crocc, crocca, from krukkō, from k(')rōug(')-. Cognate with kruik, Krug, krukke, krukka, crog, croh. See also cruse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crocknoun

    the loose black particles collected from combustion, as on pots and kettles, or in a chimney; soot; smut; also, coloring matter which rubs off from cloth

    Etymology: [Cf. W. croeg cover, Scot. crochit covered.]

  2. Crockverb

    to soil by contact, as with soot, or with the coloring matter of badly dyed cloth

    Etymology: [Cf. W. croeg cover, Scot. crochit covered.]

  3. Crockverb

    to give off crock or smut

    Etymology: [Cf. W. croeg cover, Scot. crochit covered.]

  4. Crocknoun

    a low stool

    Etymology: [Cf. W. croeg cover, Scot. crochit covered.]

  5. Crocknoun

    any piece of crockery, especially of coarse earthenware; an earthen pot or pitcher

    Etymology: [Cf. W. croeg cover, Scot. crochit covered.]

  6. Crockverb

    to lay up in a crock; as, to crock butter

    Etymology: [Cf. W. croeg cover, Scot. crochit covered.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crock

    krok, n. a pot or jar.—n. Crock′ery, earthenware: vessels formed of baked clay. [A.S. croc; Ger. krug; perh. of Celt. origin, as in W. crochan, a pot, Gael. krogan, a pitcher.]

  2. Crock

    krok, n. dirt, smut.—v.i. to dirty.

  3. Crock

    krok, n. an old ewe: an old horse. [Cf. Norw. and Sw. krake, a poor beast.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. crock

    [from the American scatologism crock of shit] 1. An awkward feature or programming technique that ought to be made cleaner. For example, using small integers to represent error codes without the program interpreting them to the user (as in, for example, Unix make(1), which returns code 139 for a process that dies due to segfault). 2. A technique that works acceptably, but which is quite prone to failure if disturbed in the least. For example, a too-clever programmer might write an assembler which mapped instruction mnemonics to numeric opcodes algorithmically, a trick which depends far too intimately on the particular bit patterns of the opcodes. (For another example of programming with a dependence on actual opcode values, see The Story of Mel' in Appendix A.) Many crocks have a tightly woven, almost completely unmodifiable structure. See kluge, brittle. The adjectives crockish and crocky, and the nouns crockishness and crockitude, are also used.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. crock

    [Anglo-Saxon, croca]. An earthen mess-vessel, and the usual vegetables were called crock-herbs. In the Faerie Queene Spenser cites the utensil:-- "Therefore the vulgar did aboute him flocke, Like foolish flies about an honey-crocke."

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crock in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of crock in a Sentence

  1. Joe Bonsall:

    When a fair cancels the Confederate Railroad band because of their name its giving in to fascism, plain and simple and our freedom disappears piece by piece. Sick of it. i must say that canceling @ConfederateRR JUST because their name is CONFEDERATE RAILROAD is a crock of crap.

  2. Ron Trujillo:

    What a crock of crap that these people who were involved in vandalizing city property technically get off with a slap on the wrist, all this time there was talk about justice, justice will come, these people will be held accountable. Where’s the accountability? They’re not being held accountable.

  3. Lee Ermey:

    I love the character, the beautiful thing about Sheriff Hoyt is the simple fact that he’s a sexually perverted homicidal maniac. How do you go over the top with this guy? You can just go crazy with him. Basically, I was allowed to do exactly that. Every character I’ve ever played, I always try to take him right to the edge and not allow him to fall over, but directors have a tendency to pull me back a little bit. I hate to hear ‘Less is more.’ It’s a crock of crap. I think more is more and with this character I was allowed to go just completely berserk, and that’s what I love to do.

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Translations for crock

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  • чиреп, кранта, таратайка, повреждам, контузвам, глинен съдBulgarian
  • SchrottkisteGerman
  • pote, cacharroSpanish
  • saviruukku, ruukunsirpale, romuFinnish
  • catorcio, coccio, rottameItalian

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