see also: CRIME
Pronunciation Noun


  1. (countable) A specific act#Noun|act committed in violation of the law.
  2. (countable) Any great sin#Noun|sin or wickedness; iniquity.
    • 1708, Alexander Pope, Ode for Music on St Cecilia's Day:
      No crime was thine, if 'tis no crime to love.
  3. (countable, obsolete) That which occasion#Verb|occasions crime.
    • the tree of life, the crime of our first father's fall
  4. (uncountable) criminal#Adjective|Criminal acts collectively.
    Synonyms: criminality, delinquency
  5. (uncountable) The habit or practice#Noun|practice of committing crimes.
    Crime doesn’t pay.
Translations Translations Translations Verb

crime (crimes, present participle criming; past and past participle crimed)

  1. (UK, military, transitive) To subject to disciplinary punishment.
    • 1846, John Mercier McMullen, Camp and Barrack-room, Or, The British Army as it is (page 298)
      Nevertheless, in the course of a few days he is again intoxicated, creates disturbance in his quarters, is confined by his sergeant, crimed, and brought before the commanding officer […]
  2. (nonce word) To commit crime(s).

Proper noun
  1. (computing) A particular security exploit against secret Web cookies over connections using the HTTPS and SPDY protocols that also use data compression. It relies on observing the change in size of the compressed ciphertext for various inputs.

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