Crisp



[krisp] /krɪsp/

adjective, crisper, crispest.
1.
(especially of food) hard but easily breakable; brittle:
crisp toast.
2.
(especially of food) firm and fresh; not soft or wilted:
a crisp leaf of lettuce.
3.
brisk; sharp; clear; decided:
a crisp reply.
4.
lively; pithy; sparkling:
crisp repartee.
5.
clean-cut, neat, and well-pressed; well-groomed.
6.
bracing; invigorating:
crisp air.
7.
crinkled, wrinkled, or rippled, as skin or water.
8.
in small, stiff, or firm curls; curly.
verb (used with or without object)
9.
to make or become crisp.
10.
to curl.
noun
11.
Chiefly British. .
12.
a dessert of fruit, as apples or apricots, baked with a crunchy mixture, usually of bread crumbs, chopped nutmeats, butter, and brown sugar.
/krɪsp/
adjective
1.
dry and brittle
2.
fresh and firm: crisp lettuce
3.
invigorating or bracing: a crisp breeze
4.
clear; sharp: crisp reasoning
5.
lively or stimulating: crisp conversation
6.
clean and orderly; neat: a crisp appearance
7.
concise and pithy; terse: a crisp reply
8.
wrinkled or curly: crisp hair
verb
9.
to make or become crisp
noun
10.
(Brit) a very thin slice of potato fried and eaten cold as a snack
11.
something that is crisp
adj.

Old English crisp “curly,” from Latin crispus “curled, wrinkled, having curly hair,” from PIE root *(s)ker- “to turn, bend.” It began to mean “brittle” 1520s, for obscure reasons, perhaps based on what happens to flat things when they are cooked. Figurative sense of “neat, brisk” is from 1814; perhaps a separate word. As a noun, from late 14c. Potato crisps (the British version of U.S. potato chips) is from 1929.
v.

late 14c., “to curl,” from crisp (adj.). Meaning “to become brittle” is from 1805. Related: Crisped; crisping.

A Lisp-like language and compiler for the IBM 370 written by Jeff Barnett of SDC, Santa Monica, CA, USA in the early 1970s. It generalised Lisp’s two-part cons nodes to n-part nodes.
(1994-11-10)

(Or “discrete”) The opposite of “fuzzy”.
(1994-12-23)
1.
Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects
2.
Consortium Research on Indicators of System Performance
see: burn to a cinder (crisp)

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