Search Result for "crisp":
1. a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat;
[syn: chip, crisp, potato chip, Saratoga chip]
1. make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in;
- Example: "The dress got wrinkled"
- Example: "crease the paper like this to make a crane"
[syn: wrinkle, ruckle, crease, crinkle, scrunch, scrunch up, crisp]
2. make brown and crisp by heating;
- Example: "toast bread"
- Example: "crisp potatoes"
[syn: crispen, toast, crisp]
1. (of something seen or heard) clearly defined;
- Example: "a sharp photographic image"
- Example: "the sharp crack of a twig"
- Example: "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"
[syn: crisp, sharp]
2. tender and brittle;
- Example: "crisp potato chips"
[syn: crisp, crispy]
3. pleasantly cold and invigorating;
- Example: "crisp clear nights and frosty mornings"
- Example: "a nipping wind"
- Example: "a nippy fall day"
- Example: "snappy weather"
[syn: crisp, frosty, nipping, nippy, snappy]
4. pleasingly firm and fresh;
- Example: "crisp lettuce"
5. (of hair) in small tight curls;
[syn: crisp, frizzly, frizzy, kinky, nappy]
6. brief and to the point; effectively cut short;
- Example: "a crisp retort"
- Example: "a response so curt as to be almost rude"
- Example: "the laconic reply `yes'";
- Example: "short and terse and easy to understand"
[syn: crisp, curt, laconic, terse]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Crisp \Crisp\ (kr?sp), a. [AS. crisp, fr. L. crispus; cf. carpere to pluck, card (wool), and E. harvest. Cf. Crape.] 1. Curling in stiff curls or ringlets; as, crisp hair. [1913 Webster] 2. Curled with the ripple of the water. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] You nymphs called Naiads, of the winding brooks . . . Leave jour crisp channels. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Brittle; friable; in a condition to break with a short, sharp fracture; as, crisp snow. [1913 Webster] The cakes at tea ate short and crisp. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 4. Possessing a certain degree of firmness and freshness; in a fresh, unwilted condition. [1913 Webster] It [laurel] has been plucked nine months, and yet looks as hale and crisp as if it would last ninety years. --Leigh Hunt. [1913 Webster] 5. Lively; sparking; effervescing. [1913 Webster] Your neat crisp claret. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 6. Brisk; crackling; cheerful; lively. [1913 Webster] The snug, small room, and the crisp fire. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Crisp \Crisp\, v. i. To undulate or ripple. Cf. Crisp, v. t. [1913 Webster] To watch the crisping ripples on the beach. --Tennuson. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Crisp \Crisp\, n. That which is crisp or brittle; the state of being crisp or brittle; as, burned to a crisp; specifically, the rind of roasted pork; crackling. [1913 Webster] CrispateThe Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Crisp \Crisp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crisped (kr?spt); p. pr. & vb. n. Crisping.] [L. crispare, fr. crispus. See Crisp. a. ] 1. To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to undulate irregularly, as crape or water; to wrinkle; to cause to ripple. Cf. Crimp. [1913 Webster] The lover with the myrtle sprays Adorns his crisped tresses. --Drayton. [1913 Webster] Along the crisped shades and bowers. --Milton. [1913 Webster] The crisped brooks, Rolling on orient pearl and sands of gold. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To make crisp or brittle, as in cooking. [1913 Webster] Crisping iron, an instrument by which hair or any textile fabric is crisped. Crisping pin, the simplest form of crisping iron. --Is. iii. 22. [1913 Webster]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
CRISP A Lisp-like language and compiler for the IBM 370 written by Jeff Barnett of SDC, Santa Monica, CA, USA in the early 1970s. It generalised Lisp's two-part cons nodes to n-part nodes. (1994-11-10)The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
crisp (Or "discrete") The opposite of "fuzzy". (1994-12-23)V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
CRISP Complex-Reduced Instruction Set ProcessorV.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
CRISP Cross Registry Internet Service Protocol (Internet, RFC 3707)U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Crisp, NC Zip code(s): 27852Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
212 Moby Thesaurus words for "crisp": Siberian, Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, algid, aphoristic, aposiopestic, arctic, axiomatic, below zero, biting, bitter, bitterly cold, bleak, boreal, bracing, breakable, brief, brisk, brittle, brittle as glass, brumal, brusque, cheering, chip, clean-cut, clear, clear as crystal, clear as day, clear-cut, clipped, close, coherent, coil, cold, cold as charity, cold as death, cold as ice, cold as marble, compact, compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, connected, consistent, contracted, cordial, crackable, crease, crimp, crinkly, crisped, crispy, crumbly, crump, crushable, crystal-clear, crystalline, curl, curled, curly, curt, cut, cutting, defined, definite, delicate, direct, distinct, docked, dog-ear, double, double over, elliptic, energizing, enfold, epigrammatic, exhilarating, explicit, express, fissile, flimsy, flounce, flute, fold, fold over, formulaic, formulistic, fracturable, fragile, frail, frangible, freezing, freezing cold, fresh, friable, frigid, frill, frizzed, frizzly, frizzy, gather, gelid, glacial, gnomic, hibernal, hiemal, hyperborean, ice-cold, ice-encrusted, icelike, icy, inclement, infold, ingoing, interfold, invigorating, keen, kink, kinked, kinky, lacerable, laconic, lap over, limpid, loud and clear, lucid, luminous, nipping, nippy, numbing, pellucid, penetrating, perspicuous, piercing, pinching, pithy, plain, plait, plat, platitudinous, pleat, plicate, ply, pointed, proverbial, provoking, pruned, pulverizable, pulverulent, pungent, quill, raw, refreshful, refreshing, regaling, reserved, rigorous, rousing, ruff, ruffle, scissile, sententious, severe, sharp, shatterable, shattery, shivery, short, short and sweet, shortened, simple, sleety, slushy, snappy, splintery, stimulating, stone-cold, straightforward, subzero, succinct, summary, supercooled, synopsized, taciturn, terse, tight, to the point, tonic, translucent, transparent, transpicuous, trenchant, triturable, truncated, tuck, turn over, twill, unambiguous, unconfused, unequivocal, univocal, unmistakable, vulnerable, well-defined, winterbound, winterlike, wintery, wintry, zestful, zesty