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Meaning of "Cruft" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CRUFT

Cruft  [krʌft] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRUFT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cruft is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CRUFT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Cruft

Cruft is jargon for anything that is left over, redundant and getting in the way. It is used particularly for superseded and unemployed technical and electronic hardware and useless, superfluous or dysfunctional elements in computer software.

Definition of Cruft in the English dictionary

The definition of Cruft in the dictionary is Charles. 1852–1938, British dog breeder, who organized the first of the annual dog shows known as Cruft's.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRUFT


candytuft
ˈkændɪˌtʌft
chuffed
tʃʌft
dischuffed
dɪsˈtʃʌft
overstuffed
ˌəʊvəˈstʌft
puffed
pʌft
scuffed
skʌft
scuft
skʌft
stuffed
stʌft
tuft
tʌft
unsnuffed
ʌnˈsnʌft
unstuffed
ʌnˈstʌft
yuft
jʌft

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRUFT

Cruden
crudeness
crudity
crudy
cruel
cruelly
cruelness
cruels
cruelties
cruelty
cruelty-free
cruet
cruet set
Cruikshank

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRUFT

aircraft
craft
draft
drift
ft
gesellschaft
gift
kraft
left
lift
loft
oft
shift
soft
sulfur tuft
sulphur tuft
swift
theft
to the left
welded tuft

Synonyms and antonyms of Cruft in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Cruft» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRUFT

Find out the translation of Cruft to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Cruft from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Cruft» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

克鲁夫特
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cruft
570 millions of speakers

English

Cruft
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

cruft
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الغبار المتراكم تحت السرير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Cruft
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cruft
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Cruft
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

croûte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cruft
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Crufts
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

嫌なもの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

잡동사니
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cruft
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cruft
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Cruft
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मूर्ख
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

cruft
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cruft
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Cruft
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Cruft
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cruft
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

cruft
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

cruft
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

cruft
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

cruft
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Cruft

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRUFT»

The term «Cruft» is regularly used and occupies the 55.553 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRUFT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Cruft

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRUFT»

Discover the use of Cruft in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Cruft and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The New Hacker's Dictionary
cruft /kruhft/ Iback-formation from cruftyI l. n. An unpleasant substance. The dust that gathers under your bed is cruft; the TMRC Dictionary correctly noted that attacking it with a broom only produces more. 2. n. The results of shoddy construction.
Eric S. Raymond, 1996
2
Gottinger Seftrade
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.
Cruft Curtius, 2009
3
Mind Performance Hacks: Tips & Tools for Overclocking Your Brain
Hack #18 Cruft is clutter that bogs things down and gets in the way of getting things done. Idea clutter is mostly stuff that we could have gotten rid of to begin with. When you initiate an activity, determine a kill date for it at the same time.
Ron Hale-Evans, 2006
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American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document ...
Charles Cruft was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, on January 12, 1825. He received his early education in Terre Haute and graduated from Wabash College in 1842. During the years leading up to the Civil War, Cruft worked as a bookkeeper for ...
Spencer C. Tucker, 2013
5
Grant's River Campaign: Fort Henry to Shiloh
Growing more desperate, McClernand repeated his appeal for assistance, after which Wallace took the responsibility on himself and sent a brigade commanded by Colonel Charles Cruft to reinforce the right of the line.7 Colonel Cruft reported  ...
Jack H. Lepa, 2013
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Philosophical Transactions: Giving Some Account of the ...
blood that had a cruft, than they did in the fertim of that blood which had no cruft. Thence I am to conclude, that thcferum is not attenuated in thofe cafes where the inflammatory cruft appears- To fee whether the fpecific gravity of the red globules  ...
Royal Society (Great Britain), 1771
7
Winter Lightning: A Guide to the Battle of Stones River
You are in the center of Cruft's brigade. Seven hundred yards in front of you was the Cowan house. This site is just on the other side of today's Thompson Lane. Three hundred yards to your left, where the Hazen Brigade Monument is, was the  ...
Matt Spruill, Lee Spruill, 2007
8
Internet Underground: The Way of the Hacker
What crudware!" :cruft: /kruhft/ [back-formation from (crufty)] 1 . n. An unpleasant substance. The dust that gathers under your bed is cruft; the TMRC Dictionary correctly noted that attacking it with a broom only produces more. 2. n. The results of ...
Mad Macz, 2002
9
The Civil War in Kentucky: Battle for the Bluegrass State
“[T]he whole thing,” Cruft lamented, “was fast becoming shameful.” The initial engagement had been a disaster for the Unionists.36 About a mile north of Rogersville and two miles north of the first battle line was the handsome farm residence of ...
Kent Masterton Brown, 2007
10
The Chattanooga Campaign
Osterhaus observed Holtzclaw's column marching down the ridge and dispatched a warning to Hooker and Cruft. After a brief reconnaissance, Osterhaus formed his command “in an oblique line oftwo echelons, pushing the left [Williamson's ...
Steven E. Woodworth, Charles D Grear, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRUFT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Cruft is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Is Windows Nano Server a data center game-changer?
There is a lot of cruft in the general purpose Windows Server release – even though in general the Server releases are very high quality – that ... «CIO, Jul 15»
2
Unreal Engine 4, Kites and Photorealism: An Interview With Epic's …
Ray Davis: The most intriguing aspect of DirectX 12 to me is the notion that it's a concerted effort to remove as much cruft from between the ... «GamingBolt, Jul 15»
3
DROID Turbo Owners, How's Lollipop Treating You?
I'm using Nova Launcher, so I don't have as much of the white background cruft, but I do wish things like Settings were themeable to black, after ... «Droid Life, Jul 15»
4
Introducing Windows 10: First Run
... that explored here – PC manufacturers often take the opportunity to load your PC up with a wide range of branded cruft during configuration. «We Got Served, Jul 15»
5
Ashford Hill with Headley fete delivers
The dog show offered a combination of Cruft's con-tenders and Heinz-57 varieties, displaying four-legged talents from obedience to fun-packed ... «Newbury Weekly News Group, Jul 15»
6
Amazon launches open source TLS implementation "s2n"
All of these projects promise a stripped down version of SSL/TLS with an eye toward excising the cruft that leads to vulnerabilities and weird ... «SC Magazine UK, Jul 15»
7
Vigo County Jail Log: July 1, 2015
Andre D. Sibley, 42, 1500 block of Cruft Street, Terre Haute. Booked 3:26 p.m. Robbery. • Zachary M. Booker, 19, 1900 block of Lee Avenue, ... «Terre Haute Tribune Star, Jul 15»
8
Living with the Galaxy S6 Edge: Is that curve worth the cost?
It's consistently fast, with less software cruft than before; it's well-built, with metal and glass that feel good to hold (if overly slippery); the camera ... «Engadget, Jul 15»
9
'Sonic Runners' Review - It's Always Something, Isn't It?
The result is a game that is actually very fun to play, with all kinds of cruft attached that drags the experience down heavily. Photo 2015-06-30, ... «Touch Arcade, Jul 15»
10
The end of IT consumerization
... else - to rethink system architecture. The payoff: much more efficient servers. But it will take time to lose 50 years of disk-coddling cruft. «ZDNet, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cruft [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cruft>. Dec 2019 ».
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