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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crash  \Crash\,  n.  [L.  crassus  coarse.  See  {Crass}.] 
  Coarse,  heavy,  narrow  linen  cloth,  used  esp.  for  towels. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crash  \Crash\  (kr?sh>),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crashed}  (kr?sht); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Crashing}.]  [OE.  crashen,  the  same  word  as 
  crasen  to  break,  E.  craze.  See  {Craze}.] 
  To  break  in  pieces  violently;  to  dash  together  with  noise  and 
  violence.  [R.] 
 
  He  shakt  his  head,  and  crasht  his  teeth  for  ire. 
  --Fairfax. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crash  \Crash\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  make  a  loud,  clattering  sound,  as  of  many  things 
  falling  and  breaking  at  once;  to  break  in  pieces  with  a 
  harsh  noise. 
 
  Roofs  were  blazing  and  walls  crashing  in  every  part 
  of  the  city.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  To  break  with  violence  and  noise;  as  the  chimney  in 
  falling  crashed  through  the  roof. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crash  \Crash\,  n. 
  1.  A  loud,  sudden,  confused  sound,  as  of  many  things  falling 
  and  breaking  at  once. 
 
  The  wreck  of  matter  and  the  crash  of  worlds. 
  --Addison. 
 
  2.  Ruin;  failure;  sudden  breaking  down  as  of  a  business 
  house  or  a  commercial  enterprise. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crash 
  adj  :  highly  concentrated  or  intense;  "a  crash  course"  [syn:  {crash(a)}] 
  n  1:  a  loud  resonant  repeating  noise;  "he  could  hear  the  clang  of 
  distant  bells"  [syn:  {clang},  {clangor},  {clangour},  {clangoring}, 
  {clank},  {clash},  {jangle}] 
  2:  a  serious  accident  (usually  involving  one  or  more  vehicles); 
  "they  are  still  investigating  the  crash  of  the  TWA  plane" 
  [syn:  {wreck}] 
  3:  a  sudden  large  decline  of  business  or  the  prices  of  stocks 
  (especially  one  that  causes  additional  failures)  [syn:  {collapse}] 
  4:  the  act  of  colliding  with  something  [syn:  {collision},  {smash}] 
  5:  (computer  science)  an  event  that  causes  a  computer  system  to 
  become  inoperative;  "the  crash  occurred  during  a 
  thunderstorm  and  the  system  has  been  down  ever  since" 
  v  1:  fall  or  come  down  violently;  "The  branch  crashed  down  on  my 
  car";  "The  plane  crashed  in  the  sea" 
  2:  move  with  or  as  if  with  a  crashing  noise;  "The  car  crashed 
  through  the  glass  door" 
  3:  undergo  damage  or  destruction  on  impact;  "the  plane  crashed 
  into  the  ocean";  "The  car  crashed  into  the  lamp  post" 
  [syn:  {ram}] 
  4:  move  violently;  as  through  a  barrier 
  5:  break  violently  or  noisily;  smash;  [syn:  {break  up},  {break 
  apart}] 
  6:  occupy,  usually  uninvited;  "My  son's  friends  crashed  our 
  house  last  weekend" 
  7:  enter  uninvited;  informal:  "let's  crash  the  party!"  [syn:  {barge 
  in},  {gate-crash}] 
  8:  cause  to  crash;  "The  terorists  crashed  the  car  into  the  gate 
  of  the  palace" 
  9:  hurl  or  thrust  violently;  "He  dashed  the  plate  against  the 
  wall";  "Waves  were  dashing  against  the  rock"  [syn:  {dash}] 
  10:  stop  operating;  "My  computer  crashed  last  night";  "The 
  system  goes  down  at  least  once  a  week"  [syn:  {go  down}] 
  11:  sleep  in  a  convenient  place  "You  can  crash  here  though 
  it's  not  very  comfortable"  [syn:  {doss},  {doss  down}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  crash  1.  n.  A  sudden,  usually  drastic  failure.  Most  often 
  said  of  the  {system}  (q.v.,  sense  1),  esp.  of  magnetic  disk  drives 
  (the  term  originally  described  what  happens  when  the  air  gap  of  a  hard 
  disk  collapses).  "Three  {luser}s  lost  their  files  in  last  night's 
  disk  crash."  A  disk  crash  that  involves  the  read/write  heads  dropping 
  onto  the  surface  of  the  disks  and  scraping  off  the  oxide  may  also  be 
  referred  to  as  a  `head  crash',  whereas  the  term  `system  crash'  usually, 
  though  not  always  implies  that  the  operating  system  or  other  software 
  was  at  fault.  2.  v.  To  fail  suddenly.  "Has  the  system  just  crashed?" 
  "Something  crashed  the  OS!"  See  {down}.  Also  used  transitively  to 
  indicate  the  cause  of  the  crash  (usually  a  person  or  a  program,  or 
  both).  "Those  idiots  playing  {SPACEWAR}  crashed  the  system."  3.  vi 
  Sometimes  said  of  people  hitting  the  sack  after  a  long  {hacking  run}; 
  see  {gronk  out}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  crash 
 
  1.  A  sudden,  usually  drastic  failure.  Most  often  said  of  the 
  {system},  especially  of  magnetic  disk  drives  (the  term 
  originally  described  what  happened  when  the  air  gap  of  a  hard 
  disk  collapses).  "Three  {lusers}  lost  their  files  in  last 
  night's  disk  crash."  A  disk  crash  that  involves  the 
  read/write  heads  dropping  onto  the  surface  of  the  disks  and 
  scraping  off  the  oxide  may  also  be  referred  to  as  a  "head 
  crash",  whereas  the  term  "system  crash"  usually,  though  not 
  always  implies  that  the  operating  system  or  other  software 
  was  at  fault. 
 
  2.  To  fail  suddenly.  "Has  the  system  just  crashed?" 
  "Something  crashed  the  OS!"  See  {down}.  Also  used 
  transitively  to  indicate  the  cause  of  the  crash  (usually  a 
  person  or  a  program,  or  both).  "Those  idiots  playing 
  {SPACEWAR}  crashed  the  system." 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-12-01) 
 
 




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