Definition of Crumb

1. Noun. A very small quantity of something. "There were few crumbs of comfort in the report"

2. Verb. Coat with bread crumbs. "Crumb a cutlet"
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Coat, Surface

3. Noun. A person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible. "The British call a contemptible person a `git'"
Exact synonyms: Bum, Dirty Dog, Git, Lowlife, Puke, Rat, Rotter, Scum Bag, Skunk, So-and-so, Stinker, Stinkpot
Generic synonyms: Disagreeable Person, Unpleasant Person
Derivative terms: Bum, Rat

4. Verb. Break into crumbs.

5. Noun. Small piece of e.g. bread or cake.
Generic synonyms: Bit, Bite, Morsel
Group relationships: Baked Goods
Specialized synonyms: Breadcrumb, Cracker Crumbs
Derivative terms: Crumbly

6. Verb. Remove crumbs from. "Crumb the table"
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw

Definition of Crumb

1. n. A small fragment or piece; especially, a small piece of bread or other food, broken or cut off.

2. v. t. To break into crumbs or small pieces with the fingers; as, to crumb bread.

Definition of Crumb

1. Noun. A small piece of baked food (such as cake, biscuit or bread). ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) A bit, small amount. ¹

3. Noun. The soft internal portion of bread, surrounded by crust. ¹

4. Noun. A mixture of sugar, cocoa and milk, used to make industrial chocolate ¹

5. Noun. (slang) A nobody, worthless person. ¹

6. Noun. (slang) A body louse. ¹

7. Verb. To cover with crumbs. ¹

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Definition of Crumb

1. to break into crumbs (small pieces) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crumb

cruising for a bruising
crum cake
crumb (current term)
crumb cake
crumb cruncher
crumb crunchers
crumb crusher
crumb crushers
crumb down
crumb grinder
crumb grinders

Literary usage of Crumb

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by Indiana State Board of Health (1915)
"Not much change in crust; crumb some drier; sour taste slightly increased. SJ. Wrap]-«! ... Crust moist and sticky : crumb has marked acid flavor. 14J. ..."

2. Improving Recycling Markets by Oecd (2006)
"Characteristics of the rubber recycling market Shredded tyres, also called crumb rubber, have various applications in the rubber recycling sector. ..."

3. Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle by Jane Welsh Carlyle (1883)
"gipsy's tent, which I have mounted in own hands,' constructed out of the clothes and the crumb cloth of the library! 1 sit under its ' dark brown ..."

4. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920)
"She had a hen-like, crumb- pecking, diligent appearance. Her smile was too innocent. The pecking started instantly: "Cy says you had lots of fun at the ..."

5. Original Poems by Jane Taylor, Ann Taylor, O'Keefe (Adelaide), James Davis Cooper (1868)
"Step hither, and you shall have some ; Come here, my little man; You think there 's crust, 'tis only crumb ', But eat it it you can. ..."

6. Report on Vienna Bread by Eben Norton Horsford (1875)
"The solution then of the question of the difference between stale bread and bread freshened by heating or by toasting is this: The gluten of the crumb-walls ..."

7. The Theory and Practice of the Art of Weaving by Hand and Power: With by John Watson (1873)
"crumb-cloths are, in general, either made of linen or worsted yarn, and are used for putting on the top of carpets for the purpose ..."

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