What does crystal mean?

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ˈkrɪs tlcrys·tal

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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

Wiktionary

  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.

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

  2. crystal(Noun)

    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. crystal(Noun)

    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. crystal(Noun)

    crystal meth: methamphetamine hydrochloride.

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

  5. Crystal(ProperNoun)

    A female given name from English.

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

  6. Crystal(ProperNoun)

    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. Crystal(ProperNoun)

    A ghost town in Colorado.

  8. Crystal(ProperNoun)

    A town in Maine.

  9. Crystal(ProperNoun)

    A city in Minnesota.

  10. Crystal(ProperNoun)

    A census-designated place in New Mexico.

  11. Crystal(ProperNoun)

    A city and town in North Dakota.

  12. Crystal(ProperNoun)

    A town in Wisconsin.

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

    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. 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

    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. 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

    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. Crystal(noun)

    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. Crystal(noun)

    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. Crystal(adj)

    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 see accurately

    It was so clear they were an amazing team.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 13, 2020  

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    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. 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.

  2. Scott Swift:

    There are forces of instability at play in the region, and that's generating uncertainty, i wish I had a crystal ball that I look into the future and see. I am concerned about the forces of detribalization that appear to be more current here in the theater.

  3. Emil Waters:

    It's important to be crystal-clear about the responsibilities one has, and the most important one is to report it if you are contacted by anyone seeking to affect a game.

  4. Bryan Holcombe:

    Sutherland Springs’s just not a problem to us, we know exactly where the family is, and Sutherland Springs’s not going to be long until we ’ll both be there, he said. And we’re really sort of looking forward to Sutherland Springs. Crystal Holcombes were upbeat and full of good humor during a telephone interview, and they are not an exception in this deeply evangelical part of Texas. What is so striking about relatives and friends of the 26 victims of the church shooting in Sutherland Springs is that they all believe good will come from this act of evil and that their loved ones are now safe for eternity, and breathing again, with God. Psychologists say such deep faith can help families deal with such a ghastly event. Even so, they warn that leaning too heavily on one’s religious beliefs can stunt the natural grieving period and result in post-traumatic stress later.

  5. Marina Zenovich:

    The flip side of what I said, and Zak addresses it, was that Robin belonged to the world, as the child of someone like that, it wasn’t easy. In fact, it was hard… You can feel the hurt. Robin tried to be there for his kids, but he also had to be there for the world. And he had a great need to perform and as Billy Crystal said, get that little extra hug you can only get from strangers. He had a need for that.

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