Definition of Crevice

1. Noun. A long narrow depression in a surface.

Exact synonyms: Chap, Crack, Cranny, Fissure
Generic synonyms: Depression, Impression, Imprint
Derivative terms: Fissure

2. Noun. A long narrow opening.
Exact synonyms: Cleft, Crack, Fissure, Scissure
Specialized synonyms: Chap, Chink, Crevasse, Fatigue Crack, Break, Fault, Faulting, Fracture, Geological Fault, Shift, Rift, Slit, Split, Vent, Volcano
Generic synonyms: Gap, Opening
Derivative terms: Crack, Fissure

Definition of Crevice

1. n. A narrow opening resulting from a split or crack or the separation of a junction; a cleft; a fissure; a rent.

2. v. t. To crack; to flaw.

Definition of Crevice

1. Noun. A narrow crack or fissure, in a rock or wall. ¹

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Definition of Crevice

1. a cleft [n -S] : CREVICED [adj]

Medical Definition of Crevice

1. A crack or small fissure, especially in a solid substance. Origin: Fr. Crevasse (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Crevice

creutzfeldt-jakob disease
creutzfeldt-jakob syndrome
crevalle jack
crevice (current term)
crevicular epithelium
crevicular fluid
crew-served weapon
crew chief
crew chiefs
crew cut
crew cuts
crew member

Literary usage of Crevice

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

1. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1898)
"Getting down into the excavation I had made and seating myself upon the rock, I commenced a careful search for a crevice and at last found one extending ..."

2. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"... yet within a crevice of that stone might be concealed a Colorado beetle, which, falling on the earth, might become the father of a large and prosperous ..."

3. Lectures, Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the World's Famous by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"We started early in the morning, and the exhilarating ride up a wild crevice in the mountains, flanked now by granite preci- AT THE SNOW-LINE. pices, ..."

4. Human Physiology, Statical and Dynamical: Or, The Conditions and Course of by John William Draper (1870)
"I have shown that water will pass through a crevice, the width of which is less than one half of the millionth of an inch. Pores or Liquids pass crevices of ..."

5. Indian Wars of New England by Herbert Milton Sylvester (1910)
"Through a crevice in the roof he counted a score of redskins. Then he realized that he was single- handed, and three miles from his garrison. ..."

6. A Short History of the Salem Village Witchcraft Trials, Illustrated by a by Martin Van Buren Perley (1911)
"2='J crevice," where the corpses were _. thrown. To touch a witch corpse was malignant; yet some bodies were taken away for burial at home. /M 'i/v 'it •. ..."

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