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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crypt  \Crypt\  (kr[i^]pt),  n.  [L.  crypta  vault,  crypt,  Gr 
  kry`pth,  fr  kry`ptein  to  hide.  See  {Grot},  {Grotto}.] 
  1.  A  vault  wholly  or  partly  under  ground;  especially,  a  vault 
  under  a  church,  whether  used  for  burial  purposes  or  for  a 
  subterranean  chapel  or  oratory. 
 
  Priesthood  works  out  its  task  age  after  age,  .  .  . 
  treasuring  in  convents  and  crypts  the  few  fossils  of 
  antique  learning.  --Motley. 
 
  My  knees  are  bowed  in  crypt  and  shrine.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  (Anat.)  A  simple  gland,  glandular  cavity,  or  tube;  a 
  follicle;  as  the  crypts  of  Lieberk["u]hn,  the  simple 
  tubular  glands  of  the  small  intestines. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crypt 
  n  :  a  cellar  or  vault  or  underground  chamber  (especially  beneath 
  a  church) 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  crypt 
 
  {Unix}  command  to  perform  {encryption}  and  {decryption}. 
 
 




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