Webster's Dictionary, 1913
(kr?"z?ng-) , noun
[ See 1st Craze
.] A mill for grinding tin ore.
Crazedness noun A broken state; decrepitude; an impaired state of the intellect.
Crazily (krā"zĭ*lȳ) adverb In a crazy manner.
1. The state of being broken down or weakened; as, the craziness of a ship, or of the limbs. 2. The state of being broken in mind; imbecility or weakness of intellect; derangement.
Crazing present participle & verbal noun
Hence: noun Fine cracks resulting from shrinkage on the surface of glazed pottery, concrete, or other material. The admired crackle in some Oriental potteries and porcelains is crazing produced in a foreseen and regulated way. In common pottery it is often the result of exposure to undue heat, and the beginning of disintegration.
[ From Craze
.] 1. Characterized by weakness or feebleness; decrepit; broken; falling to decay; shaky; unsafe.
Piles of mean and crazy houses.
One of great riches, but a crazy constitution.
They . . . got a crazy boat to carry them to the island. 2. Broken, weakened, or dissordered in intellect; shattered; demented; deranged.
Over moist and crazy brains. 3. Inordinately desirous; foolishly eager.
The girls were crazy to be introduced to him. Crazy bone
R. B. Kimball.
, the bony projection at the end of the elbow ( olecranon ), behind which passes the ulnar nerve; -- so called on account of the curiously painful tingling felt, when, in a particular position, it receives a blow; -- called also funny bone .
-- Crazy quilt
, a bedquilt made of pieces of silk or other material of various sizes, shapes, and colors, fancifully stitched together without definite plan or arrangement.
[ Latin creabilis
, from creare
to create. See Create
.] Capable of being created.
[ Obsolete] I. Watts.
Creaght noun [ Ir. & Gael. graidh , graigh .] A drove or herd. [ Obsolete] Haliwell.
Creaght intransitive verb To graze. [ Obsolete] Sir. Latin Davies.
(krēk) intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Creaked
(krēkt); present participle & verbal noun Creaking
.] [ Middle English creken
, probably of imitative origin; confer E. crack
. Dutch krieken
to crackle, chirp.] To make a prolonged sharp grating or squeaking sound, as by the friction of hard substances; as, shoes creak .
The creaking locusts with my voice conspire.
Doors upon their hinges creaked .
Creak transitive verb To produce a creaking sound with.
Creaking my shoes on the plain masonry.
Creak (krēk) noun The sound produced by anything that creaks; a creaking. Roget.
Creaking noun A harsh grating or squeaking sound, or the act of making such a sound.
Start not at the creaking of the door.
[ French crême
, perhaps from Late Latin crema
cream of milk; confer Latin cremor
thick juice or broth, perhaps akin to cremare
to burn.] 1. The rich, oily, and yellowish part of milk, which, when the milk stands unagitated, rises, and collects on the surface. It is the part of milk from which butter is obtained. 2. The part of any liquor that rises, and collects on the surface.
[ R.] 3. A delicacy of several kinds prepared for the table from cream, etc., or so as to resemble cream. 4. A cosmetic; a creamlike medicinal preparation.
In vain she tries her paste and creams , 5. The best or choicest part of a thing; the quintessence; as, the cream of a jest or story; the cream of a collection of books or pictures.
To smooth her skin or hide its seams.
Welcome, O flower and cream of knights errant. Bavarian cream
, a preparation of gelatin, cream, sugar, and eggs, whipped; -- to be eaten cold.
-- Cold cream
, an ointment made of white wax, almond oil, rose water, and borax, and used as a salve for the hands and lips.
-- Cream cheese
, a kind of cheese made from curd from which the cream has not been taken off, or to which cream has been added.
-- Cream gauge
, an instrument to test milk, being usually a graduated glass tube in which the milk is placed for the cream to rise.
-- Cream nut
, the Brazil nut.
-- Cream of lime
. (a) A scum of calcium carbonate which forms on a solution of milk of lime from the carbon dioxide of the air. (b) A thick creamy emulsion of lime in water.
-- Cream of tartar (Chemistry)
, purified tartar or argol; so called because of the crust of crystals which forms on the surface of the liquor in the process of purification by recrystallization. It is a white crystalline substance, with a gritty acid taste, and is used very largely as an ingredient of baking powders; -- called also potassium bitartrate , acid potassium tartrate , etc.
Cream transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Creamed
(kr?md); present participle & verbal noun Creaming
.] 1. To skim, or take off by skimming, as cream. 2. To take off the best or choicest part of. 3. To furnish with, or as with, cream.
Creaming the fragrant cups. To cream butter (Cooking)
, to rub, stir, or beat, butter till it is of a light creamy consistency.
Cream intransitive verb To form or become covered with cream; to become thick like cream; to assume the appearance of cream; hence, to grow stiff or formal; to mantle.
There are a sort of men whose visages
Do cream and mantle like a standing pool.
(kr?m" l?d`). See under Laid .
Cream-colored adjective Of the color of cream; light yellow. " Cream- colored horses." Hazlitt.
Cream-faced adjective White or pale, as the effect of fear, or as the natural complexion.
Thou cream-faced loon.
Cream-fruit noun (Botany) A plant of Sierra Leone which yields a wholesome, creamy juice.
Cream-slice noun A wooden knife with a long thin blade, used in handling cream or ice cream.
Cream-white adjective As white as cream.
Creamcake noun (Cookery) A kind of cake filled with custard made of cream, eggs, etc.
; plural Creameries
(-...z). [ CF. French cr...meric
.] 1. A place where butter and cheese are made, or where milk and cream are put up in cans for market. 2. A place or apparatus in which milk is set for raising cream. 3. An establishment where cream is sold.
Creaminess noun The quality of being creamy.
Creamy adjective Full of, or containing, cream; resembling cream, in nature, appearance, or taste; creamlike; unctuous. " Creamy bowls." Collins. "Lines of creamy spray." Tennyson. "Your creamy words but cozen." Beau. & Fl.
[ French créance
, lit., credence, from Latin credere
to trust. See Credence
.] 1. Faith; belief; creed.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer. 2. (Falconry) A fine, small line, fastened to a hawk's leash, when it is first lured.
Creance (krē" a ns) intransitive verb & t. To get on credit; to borrow. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Creant (krē" a nt) adjective [ Latin creans , present participle of creare to create.] Creative; formative. [ R.] Mrs. Browning.
(krēs) noun See Creese . Tennyson.
Crease noun [ Confer LG. krus , German krause , crispness, krausen , kräusen , to crisp, curl, lay on folds; or perhaps of Celtic origin; confer Armor. kriz a wrinkle, crease, kriza to wrinkle, fold, W. crych a wrinkle, crychu to rumple, ripple, crease.] Bowling crease (Cricket) , a line extending three feet four inches on each side of the central strings at right angles to the line between the wickets. -- Return crease (Cricket) , a short line at each end of the bowling crease and at right angles to it, extending toward the bowler. -- Popping crease (Cricket) , , a line drawn in front of the wicket, four feet distant from it, parallel to the bowling crease and at least as long as the latter. J. H. Walsh (Encyc. of Rural Sports).
1. A line or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced. 2. (Cricket) One of the lines serving to define the limits of the bowler and the striker.
Crease transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Creased
(kr?st); present participle & verbal noun Creasing
.] To make a crease or mark in, as by folding or doubling.
Creased , like dog's ears in a folio.
Crease noun (Lacrosse) The combination of four lines forming a rectangle inclosing either goal, or the inclosed space itself, within which no attacking player is allowed unless the ball is there; -- called also goal crease .
1. A tool, or a sewing-machine attachment, for making lines or creases on leather or cloth, as guides to sew by. 2. A tool for making creases or beads, as in sheet iron, or for rounding small tubes. 3. (Bookbinding) A tool for making the band impression distinct on the back. Knight.
Creasing (krēs"ĭng) noun (Architecture) A layer of tiles forming a corona for a wall. Knight.
(krē"ȧ*sōt) noun See Creosote .
Creasy adjective Full of creases. Tennyson.
Creat (krē"ăt) noun [ French créat , ultimately from Latin creatus created, begotten; confer Italian creato pupil, servant, Spanish criado a servant, client.] (Man.) An usher to a riding master.
Creatable adjective That may be created.
[ Latin creatus
, past participle of creare
to create; akin to Greek krai`nein
to accomplish, Sanskrit kr
to make, and to E. ending -cracy
, also to crescent
.] Created; composed; begotten.
Hearts create of duty and zeal.
Create transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Created
; present participle & verbal noun Creating
.] 1. To bring into being; to form out of nothing; to cause to exist.
In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. 2. To effect by the agency, and under the laws, of causation; to be the occasion of; to cause; to produce; to form or fashion; to renew.
Gen. i. 1.
Your eye in Scotland
Would create soldiers.
Create in me a clean heart. 3. To invest with a new form, office, or character; to constitute; to appoint; to make; as, to create one a peer.
Ps. li. 10.
you companions to our person." Shak.
Creatic adjective [ Greek ........., ........., flesh.] Relating to, or produced by, flesh or animal food; as, creatic nausea. [ Written also kreatic .]
Creatin noun [ Greek ......... flesh.] (Physiol. Chem.) A white, crystalline, nitrogenous substance found abundantly in muscle tissue. [ Written also kreatine .]
Creatinin noun (Physiol. Chem.) A white, crystalline, nitrogenous body closely related to creatin but more basic in its properties, formed from the latter by the action of acids, and occurring naturally in muscle tissue and in urine. [ Written also kretinine .]
[ Latin creatio
: confer F. cr...ation
. See Create
.] 1. The act of creating or causing to exist. Specifically, the act of bringing the universe or this world into existence.
From the creation to the general doom.
As when a new particle of matter dotn begin to exist, in rerum natura , which had before no being; and this we call creation . 2. That which is created; that which is produced or caused to exist, as the world or some original work of art or of the imagination; nature.
We know that the whole creation groaneth.
Rom. viii. 22.
A dagger of the mind, a false creation .
Choice pictures and creations of curious art. 3. The act of constituting or investing with a new character; appointment; formation.
An Irish peer of recent creation .
Creational (- a l) adjective Of or pertaining to creation.
Creationism noun The doctrine that a soul is specially created for each human being as soon as it is formed in the womb; -- opposed to traducianism .
Creative adjective Having the power to create; exerting the act of creation.
talent." W. Irving.
The creative force exists in the germ.
Creativeness noun The quality of being creative.
[ Latin creator
: confer French créateur
.] One who creates, produces, or constitutes. Specifically, the Supreme Being.
To sin's rebuke and my Creater's praise.
The poets and artists of Greece, who are at the same time its prophets, the creators of its divinities, and the revealers of its theological beliefs.