adjective, crisper, crispest.
(especially of food) hard but easily breakable; brittle:
(especially of food) firm and fresh; not soft or wilted:
a crisp leaf of lettuce.
brisk; sharp; clear; decided:
a crisp reply.
lively; pithy; sparkling:
clean-cut, neat, and well-pressed; well-groomed.
crinkled, wrinkled, or rippled, as skin or water.
in small, stiff, or firm curls; curly.
verb (used with or without object)
to make or become crisp.
Chiefly British. .
a dessert of fruit, as apples or apricots, baked with a crunchy mixture, usually of bread crumbs, chopped nutmeats, butter, and brown sugar.
dry and brittle
fresh and firm: crisp lettuce
invigorating or bracing: a crisp breeze
clear; sharp: crisp reasoning
lively or stimulating: crisp conversation
clean and orderly; neat: a crisp appearance
concise and pithy; terse: a crisp reply
wrinkled or curly: crisp hair
to make or become crisp
(Brit) a very thin slice of potato fried and eaten cold as a snack
something that is crisp
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.
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.
(Or “discrete”) The opposite of “fuzzy”.
Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects
Consortium Research on Indicators of System Performance
see: burn to a cinder (crisp)
[kris-peyt] /ˈkrɪs peɪt/ adjective, Botany. 1. (of a leaf) having curly or wavy edges. /ˈkrɪspeɪt; -pɪt/ adjective 1. having a curled or waved appearance
/krɪˈspeɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of curling or state of being curled 2. any slight muscular spasm or contraction that gives a creeping sensation 3. a slight undulation, such as a ripple on the surface of water crispation cris·pa·tion (krĭs-pā’shən) n. A slight involuntary muscular contraction, often producing a crawling sensation of the skin.
/ˈkrɪspˌbrɛd/ noun 1. a thin dry biscuit made of wheat or rye
[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: […]