What does crystal mean?

Definitions for crystalˈkrɪs tl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word crystal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crystal(noun)

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

  2. crystal(noun)

    a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices

  3. crystal, crystallization(noun)

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

  4. quartz glass, quartz, vitreous silica, lechatelierite, crystal(noun)

    colorless glass made of almost pure silica

  5. crystal(noun)

    glassware made of quartz

  6. crystal, watch crystal, watch glass(noun)

    a protective cover that protects the face of a watch


  1. crystal(Noun)

    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.

  2. crystal(Noun)

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

  3. crystal(Noun)

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

  4. crystal(Noun)

    crystal meth: methamphetamine hydrochloride.

  5. Crystal(ProperNoun)


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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crystal(noun)

    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

  2. Crystal(noun)

    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

  3. Crystal(noun)

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

  4. Crystal(noun)

    the glass over the dial of a watch case

  5. Crystal(noun)

    anything resembling crystal, as clear water, etc

  6. Crystal(adj)

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

  7. Origin: [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.]


  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.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ricardo Lopez:

    Only in Crystal City, ladies and gentlemen.

  2. Dan Webb:

    One is crystal, one is liquid. They both are sugars.

  3. Morgan Stanley:

    The evidence made it crystal clear that our employees acted in good faith at all times.

  4. Nizami:

    In the hour of adversity be not without hope, for crystal rain falls from black clouds.

  5. Thomas Oppermann:

    Nothing will happen if the Greek government is not crystal-clear in its willingness to reform.

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