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Nature is more like a seesaw than a crystal, a never-ending conga line of bold moves and corrections.
Diane Ackerman

Meaning of "crystal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CRYSTAL

Old English cristalla, from Latin crystallum, from Greek krustallos ice, crystal, from krustainein to freeze.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CRYSTAL

crystal  [ˈkrɪstəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRYSTAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Crystal can act as a noun and an adjective.
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.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CRYSTAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

crystal

Crystal

A crystal or crystalline solid is a solid material whose constituent atoms, molecules, or ions are arranged in an ordered pattern extending in all three spatial dimensions. In addition to their microscopic structure, large crystals are usually identifiable by their macroscopic geometrical shape, consisting of flat faces with specific, characteristic orientations. The scientific study of crystals and crystal formation is known as crystallography. The process of crystal formation via mechanisms of crystal growth is called crystallization or solidification. The word crystal is derived from the Ancient Greek word κρύσταλλος, meaning both “ice” and “rock crystal”, from κρύος, "icy cold, frost". Examples of large crystals include snowflakes, diamonds, and table salt. Most inorganic solids are not crystals but polycrystals, i.e. many microscopic crystals fused together into a single solid. Examples of polycrystals include most metals, rocks, ceramics, and ice. A third category of solids is amorphous solids, where the atoms have no periodic structure whatsoever. Examples of amorphous solids include glass, wax, and many plastics.

Definition of crystal in the English dictionary

The first definition of crystal in the dictionary is a piece of solid substance, such as quartz, with a regular shape in which plane faces intersect at definite angles, due to the regular internal structure of its atoms, ions, or molecules. Other definition of crystal is a single grain of a crystalline substance. Crystal is also anything resembling a crystal, such as a piece of cut glass.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRYSTAL


borstal
ˈbɔːstəl
Bristol
ˈbrɪstəl
costal
ˈkɒstəl
distal
ˈdɪstəl
hostel
ˈhɒstəl
intercoastal
ˌɪntəˈkəʊstəl
lead-crystal
ˈledˌkrɪstəl
listel
ˈlɪstəl
microcrystal
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈkrɪstəl
mistal
ˈmɪstəl
monocrystal
ˈmɒnəʊˈkrɪstəl
pastel
ˈpæstəl
pedestal
ˈpɛdɪstəl
Pentecostal
ˌpɛntɪˈkɒstəl
pistol
ˈpɪstəl
polycrystal
ˈpɒlɪˌkrɪstəl
postal
ˈpəʊstəl
quasicrystal
ˌkweɪzaɪˈkrɪstəl
vestal
ˈvɛstəl
vistal
ˈvɪstəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRYSTAL

cryst.
crystal ball
crystal class
crystal counter
crystal detector
crystal form
crystal gazer
crystal gazing
crystal habit
crystal healing
crystal lattice
crystal meth
crystal microphone
crystal nucleus
Crystal Palace
crystal pick-up
crystal set
crystal system
crystal violet
crystal-clear

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRYSTAL

bearing pedestal
bicoastal
coastal
crestal
festal
forestal
ideal crystal
instal
intercostal
lead crystal
Liestal
liquid crystal
mixed crystal
piezoelectric crystal
quartz crystal
reinstal
rock crystal
sternocostal
subcostal
supracrustal

Synonyms and antonyms of crystal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «crystal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRYSTAL

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

Translator English - Chinese

水晶
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cristal
570 millions of speakers

English

crystal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्रिस्टल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بَلُّور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кристалл
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cristal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্ফটিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cristal
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kristal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kristall
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

水晶
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

수정
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kristal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

pha lê
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

படிக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्रिस्टल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kristal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cristallo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kryształ
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кристал
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cristal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κρύσταλλο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kristal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kristall
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

krystall
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of crystal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRYSTAL»

The term «crystal» is very widely used and occupies the 3.347 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRYSTAL» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «CRYSTAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word crystal.
1
Diane Ackerman
Nature is more like a seesaw than a crystal, a never-ending conga line of bold moves and corrections.
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James F. Amos
You just look at the world, and you see things unraveling, and you say, 'I wonder what we ought to do?' Things are seldom crystal clear.
3
Margaret Atwood
The genesis of a poem for me is usually a cluster of words. The only good metaphor I can think of is a scientific one: dipping a thread into a supersaturated solution to induce crystal formation. I don't think I solve problems in my poetry; I think I uncover the problems.
4
Jim Bakker
Why should I apologize because God throws in crystal chandeliers, mahogany floors, and the best construction in the world?
5
Derek Harold Richard Barton
X-Ray crystallography is nowadays an accurate and rapid method of determining conformation in the crystal lattice, which conformation usually corresponds to the preferred conformation in solution.
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John Berger
That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe.
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Gael Garcia Bernal
In Mexico we have a trick - add a crystal of salt to the kettle and the tea tastes better, almost English. But after four pots, your kettle's broken.
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Karl Ferdinand Braun
Elementary considerations led me to the conclusion that a medium, composed of layers of different dielectric constants, must behave as a uniaxial crystal if it is assumed that the layer thicknesses are only a fraction of a wave-length.
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Candace Bushnell
I'm the kind of person who would have liked to have lived at the Plaza. I love crystal chandeliers and gold leaf, velvets and mirrors, Oriental rugs and marble.
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Ron Conway
Entrepreneurs, because they need money, they are willing to share their crystal ball with someone like me. That's the best thing ever.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRYSTAL»

Discover the use of crystal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to crystal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Crystals and Crystal Growing
Experiments and problems to be done by the non-specialist to aid in his understanding of crystals
Alan Holden, Phylis Morrison, 1982
2
Language and the Internet
A revealing insight into the language of the Internet, looking at e-mail, chat, the Web, instant messaging and blogging.
David Crystal, 2006
3
Crystal
A glittering and sexy story of passion and betrayal and one woman's search for true love. Crystal is beautiful, talented and ambitious. All her life she has dreamed of making it as a singer.
Katie Price, 2009
4
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic
Also included in this classic guide: -A 16-page full-color insert, new with this edition -Birthstone and jewelry magic lore -Tables listing both planetary and elementary rulers of stones, magical intentions, and magical substitutions
Scott Cunningham, 2011
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Crystal Therapy: How to Heal and Empower Your Life with ...
This book is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners, and it focuses on crystals that are easily obtainable.
Doreen Virtue, 2010
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Mineralogical Applications of Crystal Field Theory
The second edition of this classic book provides an updated look at crystal field theory and its applications.
Roger George Burns, 1993
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Crystal Clear: Vintage American Crystal Sets, Crystal ...
Crystal Set Differences, Details, And Dilemmas Crystal Sets Photographs Dimensions for case or base = length. This section discusses some noteworthy features and variations of versions of several factory-made crystal sets. It also provides ...
Maurice L. Sievers, 1995
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Water Crystal Healing: Music and Images to Restore Your ...
In this unique collection, Dr. Emoto presents music that he has found through his research to be beneficial for common physical and emotional imbalances.
Masaru Emoto, 2012
9
Crystal Meth
Describes what crystal meth is and the effects on the body and mind.
Jeremy Harrow, 2007
10
Language Death
Looks at the reasons languages fall into disuse and often become extinct.
David Crystal, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRYSTAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term crystal is used in the context of the following news items.
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Crystal Palace set to confirm £10m signing of Yohan Cabaye from …
Crystal Palace are confident of confirming the club record signing of Yohan Cabaye from Paris Saint-Germain before the weekend after the ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
The next big amenity for Houston master-planned communities …
It looks like something straight out of a Caribbean beach vacation brochure: crystal blue waters rimmed by white sand and palm trees. In reality ... «Houston Business Journal, Jul 15»
3
Crystal Amber ramps up its campaign against Grainger
Activist hedge fund Crystal Amber has stepped up its campaign against Grainger, Britain's biggest listed residential landlord, calling on it to ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
4
James And Crystal Driggers Arrested For Child Neglect, Friends …
South Carolina police have arrested James and Crystal Driggers for making their teen daughter live in the woods as punishment for eating a ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
5
'I would go to West Ham or Crystal Palace' £15million striker should …
If I didn't get the answers I would possibly go to West Ham or Crystal Palace or whichever club he gets offered. But you would have to ask for ... «London24, Jul 15»
6
Controller at car dealership charged with stealing, police say
Crystal Smalls of Massapequa was arrested Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in connection with the theft of more than $50,000 from a car dealership ... «Newsday, Jul 15»
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Crystal Amber to strike conciliatory tone with Pinewood
Activist investor Crystal Amber is on Wednesday expected to say it is optimistic it can work with management at Pinewood to boost profits at the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Everton make £8m transfer move for Scott Dann — but Crystal
Toffees boss Roberto Martinez has been tracking Dann since the end of the season and now the Goodison club have submitted a formal offer. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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3 (cooling) getaways for this weekend, from Crystal Mountain wines …
Get a lungful of fresh alpine air and an eyeful of Mount Rainier from the top of the Crystal Mountain gondola. There's a wine festival at Crystal ... «The Seattle Times, Jul 15»
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Puppy skinned alive, left to die in Crystal River
The couple just moved into a house with their five kids along Chameleon Point in Crystal River. On Sunday they found Tank dead in the ... «Bay News 9, Jul 15»

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