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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


  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.

  2. crystalnoun

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

  3. crystalnoun

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

  4. crystalnoun

    crystal meth: methamphetamine hydrochloride.

  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.

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

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

  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

  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

  4. Crystalnoun

    the glass over the dial of a watch case

  5. Crystalnoun

    anything resembling crystal, as clear water, etc

  6. Crystaladjective

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

  7. 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.]


  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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  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:

    There is a whole list of categories there that are a harm to public safety, including those that commit homicide, that you went ahead and released anyway, and so that law is crystal clear. You are making these discretionary choices and released these people out in the public and they are committing more crimes.

  2. 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.

  3. Chris Van Hollen:

    This bill makes crystal clear in advance that Putin and Russia will face punishing consequences if he makes the drastic miscalculation to invade Ukraine and further infringe on its sovereignty.

  4. John Kerry:

    I'm not going to discuss what I said or didn't say, but suffice it to say I made it crystal clear how serious this was, it was imperative to get it solved ... and within hours we had an agreement.

  5. Louis Leterrier:

    The Dark Crystal ' tuned my heart to a certain type of filmmaking, but also guided my eyes. I was so flabbergasted by the masterful achievement, i was like,' This is possible, this is filmmaking, this is what can be done and can be achieved with an idea, some rubber or fabric... It defined me.

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