see also: Crystal
  • enPR: krĭsʹtəl, IPA: /ˈkɹɪstəl/


  1. (countable) A solid composed of an array of atoms or molecules possessing long-range order and arranged in a pattern which is periodic in three dimensions.
  2. (countable) A piece of glimmering, shining mineral resembling ice or glass.
  3. (uncountable) A fine type of glassware, or the material used to make it.
  4. (uncountable, slang) Crystal meth: methamphetamine hydrochloride.
  5. The glass over the dial of a watch case.
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  • French: de cristal, en cristal
  • Russian: криста́льно

crystal (not comparable)

  1. Very clear.
    • 1595 December 9 (first known performance)​, William Shakespeare, “The life and death of King Richard the Second”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene i], page 23 ↗, column 1–2:
      Thou art a Traitor, and a Miſcreant;
      Too good to be ſo, and too bad to liue,
      Since the more faire and chriſtall is the skie,
      The vglier ſeeme the cloudes that in it flye:
    "Do I make myself clear?" / "Crystal."

Proper noun
  1. A female given name.
    • 2000 Barbara Kingsolver: Prodigal Summer. HarperCollins 2000. ISBN 0 571 20638 7 pages 121, 298:
      "Crystal's pretty. The name, I mean."
      Jewel shook her head. "It doesn't look like her. She looks like Beaver Cleaver." […]
      Crys chuckled. For the first time since she'd planted herself fiercely on Lusa's driveway that morning she sounded clear and transparent, like a child. Like the crystal she was.
    • 2004 Jonathan Kellerman: Therapy ISBN 0 7553 0736 4 page 335:
      "No prob. I'm wired, anyway...Christa or Crystal. Why'd Kayla peg her for a stripper?"
      "Because Gavin said she was a dancer," I said.
      "Well," he said, "name a girl Crystal and what's more likely? That she'll get a Ph.D. in biomechanics, or end up shaking her tail for tips?"
  2. Surname
  3. A ghost town in Colorado.
  4. A town in Maine.
  5. A city in Minnesota.
  6. CDP in New Mexico.
  7. A city/and/town in North Dakota.
  8. A town in Wisconsin.

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