Crisp vs Cr - What's the difference?

crisp | cr |

As an adjective crisp

is (of something seen or heard) sharp, clearly defined.

As a noun crisp

is (british) a thin slice of fried potato eaten as a snack.

As a verb crisp

is to make crisp.

As a symbol cr is





  • (of something seen or heard) Sharp, clearly defined.
  • * This new television set has a very crisp image.
  • (dated) Curling in stiff curls or ringlets.
  • crisp hair
  • (obsolete) Curled by the ripple of water.
  • * Shakespeare
  • You nymphs called Naiads, of the winding brooks Leave your crisp channels.
  • Brittle; friable; in a condition to break with a short, sharp fracture.
  • The crisp snow crunched underfoot.
  • * Goldsmith
  • The cakes at tea ate short and crisp .
  • Possessing a certain degree of firmness and freshness; in a fresh, unwilted condition.
  • * Leigh Hunt
  • It [laurel] has been plucked nine months, and yet looks as hale and crisp as if it would last ninety years.
  • Of weather, air etc.: dry and cold.
  • Quick and accurate.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2010 , date=December 29 , author=Sam Sheringham , title=Liverpool 0 - 1 Wolverhampton , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Stephen Ward's crisp finish from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake's pass 11 minutes into the second half proved enough to give Mick McCarthy's men a famous victory.}}
  • Brief and to the point. (Esp. in make it crisp .)
  • * It is better to understand the question clearly, pause for a little thinking and give a crisp answer.
  • * If we ask an expert about a certain query, this expert will often come up with a crisp answer (“yes” or “no”).
  • *
  • (obsolete) Lively; sparking; effervescing.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • your neat crisp claret
  • Brisk; crackling; cheerful; lively.
  • * Charles Dickens
  • the snug, small room, and the crisp fire
  • Of wine: having a refreshing amount of acidity; having less acidity than green wine, but more than a flabby one.
  • Derived terms

    * crisply * crispness * crispy


    (en noun)
  • (British) A thin slice of fried potato eaten as a snack.
  • Synonyms

    * (US) potato chip, potato crisp.


    (en verb)
  • To make crisp.
  • to crisp bacon by frying it
  • To become crisp.
  • (dated) To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees.
  • (archaic) To undulate or ripple.
  • * Tennyson
  • to watch the crisping ripples on the beach
  • (archaic) To cause to undulate irregularly, as crape or water; to wrinkle; to cause to ripple.
  • * Drayton
  • The lover with the myrtle sprays / Adorns his crisped tresses.
  • * Milton
  • The crisped brooks, / Rolling on orient pearl and sands of gold.

    Derived terms

    * crispen * crisper


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