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crab |kræb| — decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
crabbed |ˈkræbɪd| — annoyed and irritable
crabber |ˈkræbʌr| — A person who catches crabs
crabby |ˈkræbɪ| — annoyed and irritable
crack |kræk| — a long narrow opening
crack down |ˈkræk ˈdaʊn| — repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)
crack up |ˈkrakəp| — suffer a nervous breakdown
crackajack — Alternative spelling of crackerjack.
crackdown |ˈkrækdaʊn| — severely repressive actions
cracked |krækt| — used of skin roughened as a result of cold or exposure
cracker |ˈkrækər| — a thin crisp wafer made of flour and water with or without leavening and shortening; unsweetened or semisweet
crackerjack |ˈkrækərdʒæk| — someone excellent of their kind
crackers |ˈkrækərz| — informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
cracking |ˈkrækɪŋ| — a sudden sharp noise
crackle |ˈkrækl| — the sharp sound of snapping noises
crackling |ˈkræklɪŋ| — the residue that remains after animal fat has been rendered
cracklings — the crisp residue left after lard has been rendered
crackly |krækɪ| — Liable to crackle
cracknel |ˈkræknəl| — A hard, crisp biscuit
crackpot |ˈkrækpɑːt| — a whimsically eccentric person
cracksman |ˈkraksmən| — a thief who breaks open safes to steal valuable contents
cracky |ˈkrækiː| — Having lots of cracks.
cradle |ˈkreɪdl| — a baby bed with sides and rockers
cradling |ˈkreɪdəlɪŋ| — Present participle of cradle.
craft |kræft| — the skilled practice of a practical occupation
craftily |ˈkræftəlɪ| — in an artful manner
craftiness |ˈkræftɪnəs| — shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
craftsman |ˈkræftsmən| — a professional whose work is consistently of high quality
craftsmanship |ˈkræftsmənʃɪp| — skill in an occupation or trade
craftsmaster — One who is skilled in a craft or trade.
crafty |ˈkræftɪ| — marked by skill in deception
crag |kræɡ| — a steep rugged rock or cliff
craggy |ˈkræɡɪ| — having hills and crags
cragsman |ˈkraɡzmən| — a climber of vertical rock faces
crake |kreɪk| — any of several short-billed Old World rails
cram |kræm| — crowd or pack to capacity
crambo |ˈkræmbəʊ| — A guessing game in which players guess words that rhyme with a clue word, seeking a word that is kept secret or concealed.
crammed |ˈkræmd| — simple past tense and past participle of cram
crammer |ˈkræmər| — a student who crams
cramp |kræmp| — a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
cramp-iron |ˈkræmp aɪən| — An iron bar, bent at right angles at each end, used to hold masonry together
cramped |kræmpt| — constricted in size
crampon |ˈkræmpɑːn| — a hinged pair of curved iron bars; used to raise heavy objects
cramps |ˈkræmps| — A cramping of muscles, especially in the abdomen or uterus.
cranage |ˈkreɪnɪdʒ| — The use of a crane to hoist goods.
cranberry |ˈkrænberɪ| — any of numerous shrubs of genus Vaccinium bearing cranberries
crane |kreɪn| — United States writer (1871-1900)
cranefly — Any of various large flies of the family Tipulidae that have slender bodies and very long legs and that resemble giant mosquitoes.
cranesbill |ˈkreɪnzˌbɪl| — any of numerous geraniums of the genus Geranium
crania |ˈkreɪnjə| — plural form of cranium
cranial |ˈkreɪnɪəl| — of or relating to the cranium which encloses the brain
craniometry |ˌkreɪniːˈɑːmɪtriː| — the branch of physical anthropology dealing with the study and measurement of dry skulls after removal of its soft parts
cranium |ˈkreɪnɪəm| — the part of the skull that encloses the brain
crank |kræŋk| — a bad-tempered person
cranked |ˈkræŋkt| — simple past tense and past participle of crank
crankle — a bend, twist or crinkle
crankshaft |ˈkræŋkʃæft| — a rotating shaft driven by (or driving) a crank
cranky |ˈkræŋkɪ| — (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
crannied |ˈkrænɪd| — having small chinks or crannies (especially in or between rocks or stones)
cranny |ˈkrænɪ| — a long narrow depression in a surface
crap |kræp| — obscene terms for feces
crape |kreɪp| — small very thin pancake
craped |kreɪpt| — simple past tense and past participle of crape To form into ringlets; to curl; to crimp.
crapped |kræpt| — simple past tense and past participle of crap
crappy |ˈkræpɪ| — very bad
craps |kræps| — expressions used when when two dice are thrown and both come up showing one spot
crapulence |ˈkræpjʊləns| — the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
crapulent |ˈkrapjʊl(ə)nt| — suffering from excessive eating or drinking
crapulous |ˈkræpjʊləs| — suffering from excessive eating or drinking
crapy |ˈkreɪpɪ| — Resembling crape.
crash |kræʃ| — a loud resonant repeating noise
crash-helmet |ˈkræʃ helmɪt| — A helmet worn by motorcyclists worn to protect the head in case of an accident.
crash-land |kræʃ ˈlænd| — Alternative form of crash-land.
crash-landing |kræʃ ˈlændɪŋ| — The landing of an aircraft or spacecraft in an emergency, either in an inappropriate place or under dangerous circumstances
crash-test |ˈkræʃtest| — A test of crashworthiness, usually involving the controlled crashing of a vehicle with dummies in place of human passengers.
crasher — someone who gets in (to a party) without an invitation or without paying
crashproof |ˈkræʃpruːf| — (of a vehicle) Resistant to the damaging effects of a collision.
crass |kræs| — (of persons) so unrefined as to be lacking in discrimination and sensibility
crassitude |ˈkræsɪˌtuːd| — the quality of being crass--devoid of refinement
crassness |kræs| — the quality of being crass--devoid of refinement
cratch |krætʃ| — (obsolete) To scratch.
crate |kreɪt| — a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping
crater |ˈkreɪtər| — a bowl-shaped geological formation at the top of a volcano
cravat |krəˈvæt| — neckwear worn in a slipknot with long ends overlapping vertically in front
crave |kreɪv| — have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
craven |ˈkreɪvn| — an abject coward
craving |ˈkreɪvɪŋ| — an intense desire for some particular thing
craw |krɔː| — a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food
crawfish |ˈkrɔːfɪʃ| — tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly
crawl |krɔːl| — a very slow movement
crawler |ˈkrɔːlər| — a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
crawlers |ˈkrɔːrləz| — plural form of crawler
crawly |ˈkrɒlɪ| — Having a sensation of being covered in moving things such as insects
crayfish |ˈkreɪfɪʃ| — warm-water lobsters without claws; those from Australia and South Africa usually marketed as frozen tails; caught also in Florida and California
crayon |ˈkreɪən| — writing implement consisting of a colored stick of composition wax used for writing and drawing
craze |kreɪz| — an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
crazed |kreɪzd| — driven insane
craziness |ˈkreɪzɪnəs| — informal terms for insanity
crazy |ˈkreɪzɪ| — someone deranged and possibly dangerous
creak |kriːk| — a squeaking sound
creaker — One who, or that which, creaks.
creaking |ˈkriːkɪŋ| — a squeaking sound
creaky |ˈkriːkɪ| — worn and broken down by hard use
cream |kriːm| — the best people or things in a group
cream-colored — having the color of fresh cream
creamery |ˈkriːmərɪ| — a workplace where dairy products (butter and cheese etc.) are produced or sold
creaming |ˈkriːmɪŋ| — Present participle of cream.
creamy |ˈkriːmɪ| — of the color of cream
crease |kriːs| — an angular or rounded shape made by folding
creased |kriːst| — Having a crease or creases.
creasy |ˈkriːsɪ| — Full of creases.
create |krɪˈeɪt| — make or cause to be or to become
created |krɪˈeɪtəd| — simple past tense and past participle of create
creating |krɪˈeɪtɪŋ| — Present participle of create.
creatinine |krɪˈatɪniːn| — (biochemistry) A heterocyclic amine 2-amino-1-methyl-5H-imidazol-4-one formed by the metabolism of creatine
creation |krɪˈeɪʃn| — the human act of creating
creationism |krɪˈeɪʃnɪzəm| — the literal belief in the account of Creation given in the Book of Genesis
creative |krɪˈeɪtɪv| — promoting construction or creation
creatively |krɪˈeɪtɪvlɪ| — in a creative manner
creativity |ˌkriːeɪˈtɪvətɪ| — the ability to create
creator |krɪˈeɪtər| — terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
creature |ˈkriːtʃər| — a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
creche |kreʃ| — a hospital where foundlings (infant children of unknown parents) are taken in and cared for
credence |ˈkriːdns| — the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
credent |ˈkriːdnt| — (obsolete) gullible
credential |krəˈdenʃl| — a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
credenza |krəˈdenzə| — a kind of sideboard or buffet
credibility |ˌkredəˈbɪlətɪ| — the quality of being believable or trustworthy
credible |ˈkredəbl| — (a common but incorrect usage where `credulous' would be appropriate) credulous
credit |ˈkredɪt| — approval
credit-card — A plastic card, usually with a magnetic strip or an embedded microchip, connected to a credit account and used to buy goods or services.
creditable |ˈkredɪtəbl| — worthy of often limited commendation
credited |ˈkredətəd| — (usually followed by `to') given credit for
crediting |ˈkredətɪŋ| — Present participle of credit.
creditor |ˈkredɪtər| — a person to whom money is owed by a debtor; someone to whom an obligation exists
creditworthiness |ˈkredəˌtwərðɪnəs| — trustworthiness with money as based on a person's credit history; a general qualification for borrowing
credo |ˈkriːdəʊ| — any system of principles or beliefs
credulity |krɪˈduːlətɪ| — tendency to believe readily
credulous |ˈkredʒələs| — showing a lack of judgment or experience
credulousness — tendency to believe too readily and therefore to be easily deceived
creed |kriːd| — any system of principles or beliefs
creek |kriːk| — a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)
creel |kriːl| — a wicker basket used by anglers to hold fish
creep |kriːp| — someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric
creeper |ˈkriːpər| — any plant (as ivy or periwinkle) that grows by creeping
creepers |ˈkriːpəz| — plural form of creeper
creeping |ˈkriːpɪŋ| — a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body
creeps |ˈkriːps| — a disease of cattle and sheep attributed to a dietary deficiency; characterized by anemia and softening of the bones and a slow stiff gait
creepy |ˈkriːpɪ| — annoying and unpleasant
creese |kriːs| — a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade
cremate |krəˈmeɪt| — reduce to ashes
cremation |krəˈmeɪʃn| — the incineration of a dead body
cremator |ˈkriːmeɪtər| — One who, or that which, cremates or consumes to ashes.
crematoria |krɪməˈtɔːrɪə| — plural form of crematorium
crematorium |ˌkreməˈtɔːrɪəm| — a mortuary where corpses are cremated
crematory |ˈkremətərɪ| — a mortuary where corpses are cremated
crenel |ˈkren(ə)l| — one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)
crenelate |ˈkrenəˌlet| — supply with battlements
crenelated |ˈkrenəˌletəd| — Simple past tense and past participle of crenelate.
crenellate |ˈkren(ə)leɪt| — supply with battlements
crenellated |ˈkrenəleɪtɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of crenellate
crenelle |krɪˈnel| — one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)
crenulated — having a margin with small rounded teeth
Creole |ˈkriːəʊl| — a person of European descent born in the West Indies or Latin America
creosote |ˈkriːəsəʊt| — a colorless or yellowish oily liquid obtained by distillation of wood tar; used as an antiseptic
crepe |kreɪp| — paper with a crinkled texture; usually colored and used for decorations
crepitate |ˈkrepɪteɪt| — make a crackling sound
crepitation |ˌkrepɪˈteɪʃn| — the sharp sound of snapping noises
crepitus |ˈkrepədəs| — (medicine) Grating, crackling or popping sounds and sensations experienced under the skin and joints.
crept |krept| — simple past tense and past participle of creep
crepuscle — the time of day immediately following sunset
crepuscular |krɪˈpʌskjələr| — like twilight; dim
crepuscule |ˈkrepəskjuːl| — the time of day immediately following sunset
crescendo |krəˈʃendəʊ| — (music) a gradual increase in loudness
crescent |ˈkresnt| — any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters
cress |kres| — any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste
cresset |ˈkresət| — A metal cup, suspended from a pole and filled with burning pitch etc; once used as portable illumination.
crest |krest| — the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave
crested |ˈkrestɪd| — bearing an heraldic device
crestfallen |ˈkrestfɔːlən| — brought low in spirit
cretaceous |krɪˈteɪʃəs| — from 135 million to 63 million years ago; end of the age of reptiles; appearance of modern insects and flowering plants
Cretan |ˈkriːtn| — a native or inhabitant of Crete
cretin |ˈkriːtn| — a person of subnormal intelligence
cretinism |ˈkriːtnɪzəm| — severe hypothyroidism resulting in physical and mental stunting
cretinous |ˈkretɪnəs| — afflicted with cretinism
cretonne |ˈkretɒn| — an unglazed heavy fabric; brightly printed; used for slipcovers and draperies
crevasse |krəˈvæs| — a deep fissure
crevice |ˈkrevɪs| — a long narrow depression in a surface
crew |kruː| — the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)
crew-cut |ˈkruː kʌt| — A closely-cropped male haircut in which the hairs stick upward, like the short bristles of a brush.
crewel |ˈkruːəl| — Worsted yarn, slackly twisted, used for embroidery.
crewman |ˈkruːmən| — any member of a ship's crew
crib |krɪb| — baby bed with high sides made of slats
cribble |ˈkrɪbəl| — A coarse sieve or screen.
cribrate — cribriform
cribriform |ˈkrɪbrəˌfɔːrm| — Perforated, as in the manner of a sieve.
crick |krɪk| — a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
cricket |ˈkrɪkɪt| — leaping insect; male makes chirping noises by rubbing the forewings together
cried |kraɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of cry
crier |ˈkraɪər| — a person who weeps
cries |ˈkraɪz| — third-person singular simple present indicative form of cry
crikey |ˈkraɪkɪ| — Used as an exclamation of astonishment, or as an emphasis of fact at the conclusion of a statement.
crime |kraɪm| — (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
Crimean |krəˈmiːn| — Denoting, of, or related to Crimea, a peninsula on the north of the Black Sea, separating it from the Sea of Azov.
criminal |ˈkrɪmɪnl| — someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
criminalist |ˈkrɪmənələst| — (US) A person who specializes in the collection and examination of forensic evidence at a crime scene.
criminality |ˌkrɪmɪˈnælətɪ| — the state of being a criminal
criminalize |ˈkrɪmɪnəlaɪz| — treat as a criminal
criminally |ˈkrɪmɪnəlɪ| — in a shameful manner
criminate |ˈkrɪməneɪt| — bring an accusation against; level a charge against
crimination |ˌkrɪmɪˈneɪʃən| — An accusation of wrongdoing, a recrimination
criminative |ˈkrɪməˌneɪtɪv| — charging or suggestive of guilt or blame
criminatory |krɪmənəˌtɔːriː| — charging or suggestive of guilt or blame
criminology |ˌkrɪmɪˈnɑːlədʒɪ| — the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior and law enforcement
crimp |krɪmp| — an angular or rounded shape made by folding
crimped |ˈkrɪmpt| — simple past tense and past participle of crimp
crimper |ˈkrɪmpə| — someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers
crimple — (archaic) to crumple, crimp
crimps |ˈkrɪmps| — plural form of crimp
crimpy |ˈkrɪmpiː| — Having a crimped appearance; frizzly.
crimson |ˈkrɪmzn| — a deep and vivid red color
crimsoned |ˈkrɪmzənd| — simple past tense and past participle of crimson
cringe |krɪndʒ| — draw back, as with fear or pain
cringing |ˈkrɪndʒɪŋ| — totally submissive
cringle |ˈkrɪŋɡəl| — fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
crinite |ˈkraɪnaɪt| — Having the appearance of a tuft of hair.
crinkle |ˈkrɪŋkl| — a slight depression or fold in the smoothness of a surface
crinkly |ˈkrɪŋklɪ| — uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves
crinoline |ˈkrɪnəlɪn| — a skirt stiffened with hoops
cripple |ˈkrɪpl| — someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back
crippled |ˈkrɪp(ə)ld| — disabled in the feet or legs
crippling |ˈkrɪpəlɪŋ| — that cripples or disables or incapacitates
crises |ˈkraɪsɪz| — plural form of crisis
crisis |ˈkraɪsɪs| — an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty
crisis-ridden |ˈkraɪsɪsˌrɪdn| — dominated or plagued by crises.
crisp |krɪsp| — a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat
crisper |ˈkrɪspər| — comparative form of crisp: more crisp
crisply |ˈkrɪsplɪ| — in a well delineated manner
crispness |ˈkrɪspnəs| — a pleasing firmness and freshness
crispy |ˈkrɪspɪ| — tender and brittle
criss-cross |ˈkrɪs krɔːs| — Alternative spelling of crisscross.
crisscross |ˈkrɪsˌkrɔːs| — a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
cristate |ˈkrɪsteɪt| — Having a crest; crested
criteria |kraɪˈtɪrɪə| — plural form of criterion
criterion |kraɪˈtɪrɪən| — a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
critic |ˈkrɪtɪk| — a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
critical |ˈkrɪtɪkl| — urgently needed; absolutely necessary
critically |ˈkrɪtɪklɪ| — in a critical manner
criticaster |ˈkrɪdəˌkastər| — A petty or charlatan critic.
criticism |ˈkrɪtɪsɪzəm| — disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
criticize |ˈkrɪtɪsaɪz| — find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
criticizing |ˈkrɪtəˌsaɪzɪŋ| — Present participle of criticize.
critique |krɪˈtiːk| — an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
critter |ˈkrɪtər| — a regional term for `creature' (especially for domestic animals)
croak |krəʊk| — a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
croaker |ˈkrəʊkə| — the lean flesh of a saltwater fish caught along Atlantic coast of southern U.S.
Croat |ˈkrəʊæt| — a member of the Slavic people living in Croatia
Croatian |krəʊˈeɪʃn| — a member of the Slavic people living in Croatia
croc |krɑːk| — (informal) A crocodile.
crochet |krəʊˈʃeɪ| — needlework done by interlocking looped stitches with a hooked needle
crock |krɑːk| — a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
crocked |krɒkt| — very drunk
crockery |ˈkrɑːkərɪ| — tableware (eating and serving dishes) collectively
crocket |ˈkrɑːkɪt| — an architectural ornament of curved foliage used at the edge of a spire or gable
crockett |ˈkrɑːkət| — United States frontiersman and Tennessee politician who died at the siege of the Alamo (1786-1836)
crocodile |ˈkrɑːkədaɪl| — large voracious aquatic reptile having a long snout with massive jaws and sharp teeth and a body covered with bony plates; of sluggish tropical waters
crocodilian |ˌkrɑːkəˈdɪliːən| — extant archosaurian reptile
crocus |ˈkrəʊkəs| — any of numerous low-growing plants of the genus Crocus having slender grasslike leaves and white or yellow or purple flowers; native chiefly to the Mediterranean region but widely cultivated
Croesus |ˈkriːsəs| — last king of Lydia (died in 546 BC)
croft |krɔːft| — a small farm worked by a crofter
crofter |ˈkrɔːftər| — an owner or tenant of a small farm in Great Britain
cromlech |ˈkrɑːmlek| — a prehistoric megalithic tomb typically having two large upright stones and a capstone
crone |krəʊn| — an ugly evil-looking old woman
crony |ˈkrəʊnɪ| — a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
cronyism |ˈkrəʊnɪɪzəm| — favoritism shown to friends and associates (as by appointing them to positions without regard for their qualifications)
crook |krʊk| — someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
crookback |ˈkrʊkbak| — a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine
crookbacked — characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
crooked |ˈkrʊkɪd| — irregular in shape or outline
crookedness |ˈkrʊkədnəs| — a tortuous and twisted shape or position
croon |kruːn| — sing softly
crooner |ˈkruːnər| — a singer of popular ballads
crop |krɑːp| — the yield from plants in a single growing season
crop out |ˈkrɑːp ˈaʊt| — appear at the surface
crop up |ˈkrɑːp ʌp| — appear suddenly or unexpectedly
cropland |ˈkrɑːˌplænd| — arable land
cropper |ˈkrɑːpər| — small farmers and tenants
croquet |krəʊˈkeɪ| — a game in which players hit a wooden ball through a series of hoops; the winner is the first to traverse all the hoops and hit a peg
croquette |krəʊˈket| — minced cooked meats (or vegetables) in thick white sauce; breaded and deep-fried
crosier |ˈkrəʊzɪər| — a staff surmounted by a crook or cross carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office
cross |krɔːs| — a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
cross off |ˈkrɑːs ˈɒf| — remove from a list
cross out |ˈkrɑːs ˈaʊt| — remove from a list
cross-bench |ˈkrɒs bentʃ| — (UK) A bench placed perpendicular to others, especially certain such benches in the House of Lords on which independent or neutral members traditionally sit.
cross-bencher |ˈkrɒs bentʃər| — (politics) A member of the British House of Lords or the Senate of Canada who sits on a cross-bench, or who proclaims independence or political neutrality.
cross-border |ˈkrɒˌsbɔːrdər| — Taking place across a border.
cross-breed |ˈkrɑːsbriːd| — To breed separate strains of the same species in order to create new traits.
cross-country |ˈkrɔːs ˈkʌntrɪ| — not following tracks or roads
cross-cultural |ˌkrɒsˈkʌltʃ(ə)r(ə)l| — dealing with or comparing two or more cultures
cross-examination |ˌkrɒs ɪɡˌzæmɪˈneɪʃən| — (law) close questioning of a hostile witness in a court of law to discredit or throw a new light on the testimony already provided in direct examination
cross-examine |ˌkrɔːsɪɡˈzæmən| — To question (someone) closely in order to verify facts, or information previously given.
cross-eyed |ˈkrɔːsˌɑɪd| — having convergent strabismus
cross-fertilize |ˌkrɒs ˈfɜːtəlaɪz| — undergo cross-fertilization; become fertile
cross-grained |ˌkrɒs ˈɡreɪnd| — difficult to deal with
cross-hatch |ˈkrɑːʃætʃ| — Alternative spelling of crosshatch.
cross-legged |ˌkrɔːs ˈleɡd| — with the legs crossed
cross-light |ˈkrɒslaɪt| — A word clued by a stanza in a double acrostic or triple acrostic; its initial and final letters are used to form the uprights.
cross-patch |ˈkrɒspætʃ| — An alternative form of crosspatch, a grouch
cross-pollinate |krɒˈspɑːləˌnet| — fertilize by transfering pollen
cross-question |ˌkrɒs ˈkwestʃən| — a question asked in cross-examination
cross-section |ˈkrɔːsˌsekʃən| — representing a plane made by cutting across something at right angles to its length
cross-sectional — representing a plane made by cutting across something at right angles to its length
cross-stitch |ˈkrɒs stɪtʃ| — two stitches forming a cross or X
cross-trees |ˈkrɑːstriːz| — (nautical) Two horizontal beams at the top of the lower and top masts, used to spread rigging and as a standing place for sailors.
crossbar |ˈkrɔːsbɑːr| — a horizontal bar that goes across something
crossbeam |ˈkrɒsbiːm| — a horizontal beam that extends across something
crossbencher — a member of the House of Commons who does not vote regularly with either the government or the Opposition
crossbill |ˈkrɒˌsbɪl| — finch with a bill whose tips cross when closed
crossbones |ˈkrɔːsbəʊnz| — two crossed bones (or a representation of two crossed bones) used as a symbol danger or death
crossbow |ˈkrɔːsbəʊ| — a bow fixed transversely on a wooden stock grooved to direct the arrow (quarrel)
crossbred |ˈkrɒsbred| — bred from parents of different varieties or species
crossbreed |ˈkrɒsbriːd| — (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species
crossbreeding |ˈkrɒsbriːdɪŋ| — (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
crosscurrent |ˈkrɒˌskərənt| — a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current
crosscut |ˈkrɒskʌt| — a diagonal path
crossed |ˈkrɒst| — placed crosswise
crossfire |ˈkrɔːsfaɪər| — a lively or heated interchange of ideas and opinions
crosshead |ˈkrɔːsˌhed| — a heading of a subsection printed within the body of the text
crossing |ˈkrɔːsɪŋ| — traveling across
crossly |ˈkrɒslɪ| — in an ill-natured manner
crossness |ˈkrɒsnəs| — an irritable petulant feeling
crossover |ˈkrɔːsəʊvər| — the interchange of sections between pairing homologous chromosomes during the prophase of meiosis
crosspiece |ˈkrɔːspiːs| — a horizontal beam that extends across something
crossroad |ˈkrɒsrəʊd| — a junction where one street or road crosses another
crossroads |ˈkrɔːsrəʊdz| — a community of people smaller than a village
crossway |ˈkrɒsweɪ| — a junction where one street or road crosses another
crossways |ˈkrɒˌswez| — transversely
crosswise |ˈkrɔːswaɪz| — in the shape of (a horizontal piece on) a cross
crossword |ˈkrɔːswɜːrd| — a puzzle in which words corresponding to numbered clues are to be found and written in to squares in the puzzle
crotch |krɑːtʃ| — the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches
crotchet |ˈkrɑːtʃɪt| — a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
crotchety |ˈkrɑːtʃətɪ| — having a difficult and contrary disposition
croton-bug |ˈkrəʊtənbʌɡ| — (zoology) Blattella germanica; German cockroach. See cockroach
crouch |kraʊtʃ| — the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body
croup |kruːp| — a disease of infants and young children; harsh coughing and hoarseness and fever and difficult breathing
croupe |kruːp| — the part of an animal that corresponds to the human buttocks
croupier |ˈkruːpɪeɪ| — someone who collects and pays bets at a gaming table
crow |krəʊ| — black birds having a raucous call
crowbar |ˈkrəʊbɑːr| — a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge
crowd |kraʊd| — a large number of things or people considered together
crowd out |ˈkraʊd ˈaʊt| — press, force, or thrust out of a small space
crowded |ˈkraʊdɪd| — overfilled or compacted or concentrated
crowding |ˈkraʊdɪŋ| — a situation in which people or things are crowded together
crowfoot |ˈkrəʊˌfʊt| — any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus
crown |kraʊn| — the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy
crown-wheel |ˈkraʊnwiːl| — In watchmaking, an object of circular shape with contrate teeth, which meshes with the winding pinion and with the ratchet-wheel on the barrel-arbor used to wind-up the watch, respectively, to set the time.
crowned |ˈkraʊnd| — having an (artificial) crown on a tooth
crowner |ˈkraʊnər| — One who, or that which, crowns.
croze |krəʊz| — A groove at the ends of the staves of a barrel into which the edge of the head is fitted
crucial |ˈkruːʃl| — having crucial relevance
crucially |ˈkruːʃəlɪ| — to a crucial degree
crucian |ˈkruːʃən| — A small greenish-brown carp, Carassius carassius, farmed in parts of Europe.
cruciate |ˈkruːʃiːɪt| — shaped like a cross
crucible |ˈkruːsɪbl| — a vessel made of material that does not melt easily; used for high temperature chemical reactions
cruciferous |kruːˈsɪfərəs| — of or relating to or belonging to the plant family Cruciferae
crucified |ˈkruːsəˌfaɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of crucify
crucifier — One who crucifies.
crucifix |ˈkruːsəfɪks| — representation of the cross on which Jesus died
crucifixion |ˌkruːsəˈfɪkʃn| — the act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world; the victim's hands and feet are bound or nailed to a cross
cruciform |ˈkruːsɪfɔːrm| — shaped like a cross
crucify |ˈkruːsɪfaɪ| — kill by nailing onto a cross
crud |krʌd| — heavy wet snow that is unsuitable for skiing
crude |kruːd| — a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
crudely |ˈkruːdlɪ| — in a crude or unrefined manner
crudity |ˈkruːdətɪ| — a wild or unrefined state
cruel |ˈkruːəl| — (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
cruelly |ˈkruːəlɪ| — excessively
cruelty |ˈkruːəltɪ| — a cruel act; a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering
cruet |ˈkruːɪt| — bottle that holds wine or oil or vinegar for the table
cruet-stand |ˈkruːɪt stænd| — a stand for cruets containing various condiments
cruise |kruːz| — an ocean trip taken for pleasure
cruiser |ˈkruːzər| — a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
cruiserweight |ˈkruːzəweɪt| — a professional boxer who weighs between 169 and 175 pounds
cruller |ˈkrələr| — small friedcake formed into twisted strips and fried; richer than doughnuts
crum |ˈkrəm| — Obsolete form of crumb.
crumb |krʌm| — a very small quantity of something
crumble |ˈkrʌmbl| — fall apart
crumbling |ˈkrʌmbəlɪŋ| — Present participle of crumble.
crumbly |ˈkrʌmblɪ| — easily broken into small fragments or reduced to powder
crumby |ˈkrəmbɪ| — Alternative spelling of crummy.
crummy |ˈkrʌmɪ| — of very poor quality; flimsy
crump |krəmp| — make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants
crumpet |ˈkrʌmpɪt| — a thick soft cake with a porous texture; cooked on a griddle
crumple |ˈkrʌmpl| — fall apart
crumpled |ˈkrʌmpəld| — of metal e.g.
crunch |krʌntʃ| — the sound of something crunching
crunchy |ˈkrʌntʃɪ| — likely to crunch, especially with reference to food when it is eaten
crupper |ˈkrəpər| — a strap from the back of a saddle passing under the horse's tail; prevents saddle from slipping forward
crural |ˈkrʊrəl| — of or relating the leg from the knee to the foot
crusade |kruːˈseɪd| — a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
crusader |kruːˈseɪdər| — a disputant who advocates reform
cruse |ˈkruːz| — small jar; holds liquid (oil or water)
crush |krʌʃ| — leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
crush out |ˈkrəʃ ˈaʊt| — extinguish by crushing
crush-hat |ˈkrʌʃˈhæt| — A hat which collapses, and can be carried under the arm, and when expanded is held in shape by springs.
crush-room |ˈkrʌʃrʊm| — (dated, 19th century) a large room in a theater, opera house, etc., where the audience may promenade or converse during the intermissions; a foyer.
crushed |ˈkrəʃt| — treated so as to have a permanently wrinkled appearance
crusher |ˈkrʌʃər| — a device that crushes something
crushing |ˈkrʌʃɪŋ| — forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
crust |krʌst| — the outer layer of the Earth
Crustacea |krəˈsteɪʃiːə| — class of mandibulate arthropods including: lobsters; crabs; shrimps; woodlice; barnacles; decapods; water fleas
crustacean |krʌˈsteɪʃn| — any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
crusted |ˈkrʌstɪd| — having a hardened crust as a covering
crustily |ˈkrʌstɪlɪ| — In a crusty manner.
crustiness |ˈkrʌstɪnɪs| — The state of being crusty
crusty |ˈkrʌstɪ| — having a hardened crust as a covering
crutch |krʌtʃ| — a wooden or metal staff that fits under the armpit and reaches to the ground; used by disabled person while walking
crux |krʌks| — a small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus
cruzeiro |kruːˈzeərəʊ| — The monetary unit of Brazil from 1942 to 1986 and 1990 to 1993.
cry |kraɪ| — a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
cry out |ˈkraɪ ˈaʊt| — utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
cry-baby |ˈkraɪbebɪ| — Alternative spelling of crybaby.
crybaby |ˈkraɪbeɪbɪ| — a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
crying |ˈkraɪɪŋ| — the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
cryogenic |ˌkraɪəˈdʒenɪk| — of or relating to very low temperatures
cryogenics |ˌkraɪəˈdʒenɪks| — the branch of physics that studies the phenomena that occur at very low temperatures
cryolite |ˈkraɪəˌlaɪt| — a white mineral consisting of fluorides of aluminum and sodium; a source of fluorine
crypt |krɪpt| — a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)
cryptic |ˈkrɪptɪk| — of an obscure nature
cryptogam |ˈkrɪptəˌɡam| — formerly recognized taxonomic group including all flowerless and seedless plants that reproduce by means of spores: ferns, mosses, algae, fungi
cryptogram |ˈkrɪptəˌɡram| — a piece of writing in code or cipher
cryptograph |ˈkrɪptəˌɡraf| — a secret method of writing
cryptographer |krɪpˈtɒɡrəfə| — decoder skilled in the analysis of codes and cryptograms
cryptography |krɪpˈtɑːɡrəfɪ| — the science of analyzing and deciphering codes and ciphers and cryptograms
cryptologist — decoder skilled in the analysis of codes and cryptograms
crystal |ˈkrɪstl| — a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure
crystalline |ˈkrɪstəlaɪn| — distinctly or sharply outlined
crystallite |ˈkrɪsˌtlaɪt| — any of numerous minute rudimentary crystalline bodies of unknown composition found in glassy igneous rock
crystallization |ˌkrɪstəlaɪˈzeɪʃən| — the formation of crystals
crystallize |ˈkrɪstəlaɪz| — cause to take on a definite and clear shape
crystallography |ˌkrɪstəˈlɑːɡrəfɪ| — the branch of science that studies the formation and structure of crystals
crystalloid |ˈkrɪstəˌlɔɪd| — Any substance that can be crystallized from solution
crystalware |ˈkrɪstlˌwer| — Items, especially tableware, made from crystal.