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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crust, Earth's crust(noun)

    the outer layer of the Earth

  2. crust, incrustation, encrustation(noun)

    a hard outer layer that covers something

  3. crust, gall, impertinence, impudence, insolence, cheekiness, freshness(verb)

    the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties

  4. crust(verb)

    form a crust or form into a crust

    "The bread crusted in the oven"


  1. crust(Noun)

    A more solid, dense or hard layer on a surface or boundary.

  2. crust(Noun)

    The external layer of most types of bread.

  3. crust(Noun)

    Outer layer composed of pastry

  4. crust(Noun)

    Bread foundation of pizza

  5. crust(Noun)

    The outermost layer of the lithosphere of the Earth.

  6. crust(Noun)

    Nerve, gall.

    You've got a lot of crust standing there saying that.

  7. crust(Verb)

    To cover with a crust.

  8. crust(Verb)

    To form a crust.

  9. Origin: crusta via and cruste.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crust(noun)

    the hard external coat or covering of anything; the hard exterior surface or outer shell; an incrustation; as, a crust of snow

  2. Crust(noun)

    the hard exterior or surface of bread, in distinction from the soft part or crumb; or a piece of bread grown dry or hard

  3. Crust(noun)

    the cover or case of a pie, in distinction from the soft contents

  4. Crust(noun)

    the dough, or mass of doughy paste, cooked with a potpie; -- also called dumpling

  5. Crust(noun)

    the exterior portion of the earth, formerly universally supposed to inclose a molten interior

  6. Crust(noun)

    the shell of crabs, lobsters, etc

  7. Crust(noun)

    a hard mass, made up of dried secretions blood, or pus, occurring upon the surface of the body

  8. Crust(noun)

    an incrustation on the interior of wine bottles, the result of the ripening of the wine; a deposit of tartar, etc. See Beeswing

  9. Crust(noun)

    to cover with a crust; to cover or line with an incrustation; to incrust

  10. Crust(verb)

    to gather or contract into a hard crust; to become incrusted

  11. Origin: [L. crusta: cf. OF. crouste, F. crote; prob. akin to Gr. ice, E. crystal, from the same root as E. crude, raw. See Raw, and cf. Custard.]


  1. Crust

    In geology, the crust is the outermost solid shell of a rocky planet or natural satellite, which is chemically distinct from the underlying mantle. The crusts of Earth, our Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Io, and other planetary bodies have been generated largely by igneous processes, and these crusts are richer in incompatible elements than their respective mantles.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crust

    krust, n. the hard rind or outside coating of anything: the outer part of bread: covering of a pie, &c.: (geol.) the solid exterior of the earth.—v.t. to cover with a crust or hard case.—v.i. to gather into a hard crust.—adj. Crustāt′ed, covered with a crust.—n. Crustā′tion, an adherent crust.—adv. Crust′ily.—n. Crust′iness.—adj. Crust′y, of the nature of or having a crust, as port or other wine: having a hard or harsh exterior: hard: snappy: surly. [O. Fr.,—L. crusta, rind.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crust in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of crust in a Sentence

  1. Aesop:

    A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.

  2. Edna St. Vincent Millay:

    Set the foot down with distrust on the crust of the world -- it is thin.

  3. Christine Robinson:

    The mix between the crispiness of the crust, the chewiness of the toppings and the slurping of the wine is what did it.

  4. Jeff Varasano:

    The style I like is not quite Neapolitan, not quite New York. Sort of a hybrid in the middle, but the crust is very, very light.

  5. Oliver White:

    The fact that there are so many large faults in this part of Pluto indicates that the crust has experienced a major extension at some point in its history.

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