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crisp


  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crisp  \Crisp\,  v.  i. 
  To  undulate  or  ripple.  Cf  {Crisp},  v.  t. 
 
  To  watch  the  crisping  ripples  on  the  beach.  --Tennuson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  Curled  with  the  ripple  of  the  water.  [Poetic] 
 
  You  nymphs  called  Naiads,  of  the  winding  brooks  .  . 
  .  Leave  jour  crisp  channels.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Brittle;  friable;  in  a  condition  to  break  with  a  short, 
  sharp  fracture;  as  crisp  snow. 
 
  The  cakes  at  tea  ate  short  and  crisp.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  4.  Possessing  a  certain  degree  of  firmness  and  freshness;  in 
  a  fresh,  unwilted  condition. 
 
  It  [laurel]  has  been  plucked  nine  months,  and  yet 
  looks  as  hale  and  crisp  as  if  it  would  last  ninety 
  years.  --Leigh  Hunt. 
 
  5.  Lively;  sparking;  effervescing. 
 
  Your  neat  crisp  claret.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  6.  Brisk;  crackling;  cheerful;  lively. 
 
  The  snug,  small  room  and  the  crisp  fire.  --Dickens. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  undulate  irregularly,  as  crape  or  water;  to 
  wrinkle;  to  cause  to  ripple.  Cf  {Crimp}. 
 
  The  lover  with  the  myrtle  sprays  Adorns  his  crisped 
  tresses.  --Drayton. 
 
  Along  the  crisped  shades  and  bowers.  --Milton. 
 
  The  crisped  brooks,  Rolling  on  orient  pearl  and 
  sands  of  gold.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  make  crisp  or  brittle,  as  in  cooking. 
 
  {Crisping  iron},  an  instrument  by  which  hair  or  any  textile 
  fabric  is  crisped. 
 
  {Crisping  pin},  the  simplest  form  of  crisping  iron.  --Is. 
  iii.  22. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crisp 
  adj  1:  (of  something  seen  or  heard)  clearly  defined;  "a  sharp 
  photographic  image";  "the  sharp  crack  of  a  twig";  "the 
  crisp  snap  of  dry  leaves  underfoot"  [syn:  {sharp}] 
  2:  tender  and  brittle;  "crisp  potato  chips"  [syn:  {crispy}] 
  3:  pleasantly  cold  and  invigorating;  "crisp  clear  nights  and 
  frosty  mornings";  "a  nipping  wind";  "a  nippy  fall  day"; 
  "snappy  weather";  (`parky'  is  a  British  term)  [syn:  {frosty}, 
  {nipping},  {nippy},  {snappy},  {parky}] 
  4:  pleasingly  firm  and  fresh  and  making  a  crunching  noise  when 
  chewed;  "crisp  carrot  and  celery  sticks";  "a  firm  apple"; 
  "crunchy  lettuce"  [syn:  {firm},  {crunchy}] 
  5:  in  small  tight  curls  [syn:  {frizzly},  {frizzy},  {kinky},  {nappy}] 
  6:  brief  and  to  the  point;  effectively  cut  short;  "a  crisp 
  retort";  "a  response  so  curt  as  to  be  almost  rude";  "the 
  laconic  reply;  `yes'";  "short  and  terse  and  easy  to 
  understand"  [syn:  {curt},  {laconic},  {terse}] 
  n  :  a  thin  crisp  slice  of  potato  fried  in  deep  fat  [syn:  {chip}, 
  {potato  chip},  {Saratoga  chip}] 
  v  1:  make  wrinkles  or  creases  into  a  smooth  surface;  "The  dress 
  got  wrinkled"  [syn:  {wrinkle},  {ruckle},  {crease},  {crinkle}, 
  {scrunch},  {scrunch  up}] 
  2:  make  brown  and  crisp  by  heating;  "toast  bread"  [syn:  {toast}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Crisp,  NC 
  Zip  code(s):  27852 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  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  node}s  to 
  n-part  nodes. 
 
  (1994-11-10) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  crisp 
 
  (Or  "discrete")  The  opposite  of  "{fuzzy}". 
 
  (1994-12-23) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  CRISP 
  Complex-Reduced  Instruction  Set  Processor 
 
 




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