HyperDic: crust

English > 4 senses of the word crust:
NOUNobjectcrust, Earth's crustthe outer layer of the Earth
objectcrust, incrustation, encrustationa hard outer layer that covers something
attributecrust, gall, impertinence, impudence, insolence, cheekiness, freshnessthe trait of being rude and impertinent
VERBchangecrustform a crust or form into a crust
crust > pronunciation
Soundskrah'st
Rhymesabolitionist ... zoologist: 193 rhymes with ahst...
English > crust: 4 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningThe outer layer of the Earth.
SynonymEarth's crust
Part oflithosphere, geosphereThe solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle
PartsasthenosphereThe lower layer of the crust
NarrowerhorstA ridge of the earth's crust that has been forced upward between two faults and so is higher than the surrounding land
plate, crustal plateA rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly
BroaderlayerA relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another
SubstancessialThe granitelike rocks that form the outermost layer of the earth's crust
simarock that form the continuous lower layer of the earth's crust
Spanishcorteza, corteza terrestre
Catalanescorça terrestre
Adjectivescrustalof or relating to or characteristic of the crust of the earth or moon
English > crust: 4 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA hard outer layer that covers something.
Synonymsincrustation, encrustation
Narrowertartar, calculus, tophusAn incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums
Broadercovering, natural covering, coverA natural object that covers or envelops
Spanishcostra, incrustación
Catalancrosta, incrustació
Adjectivescrustaceousbeing or having or resembling a hard crust or shell
crustose(of lichens) having a thin crusty thallus that adheres closely to the surface on which it is growing
crustyhaving a hardened crust as a covering
Verbscrustform a crust or form into a crust
English > crust: 4 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties.
Synonymsgall, impertinence, impudence, insolence, cheekiness, freshness
Narrowerchutzpa, chutzpah, hutzpah(Yiddish) unbelievable gall
Broaderdiscourtesy, rudenessA manner that is rude and insulting
Spanishatrevimiento, descaro, desvergüenza, impertinencia, insolencia, procacidad
Catalanbarra, descaradura, impertinència, insolència
Adjectivescrustybrusque and surly and forbidding
English > crust: 4 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningform a crust or form into a crust.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The bread crusted in the oven"
Entailsdry, dry outBecome dry or drier
Broaderchange surfaceUndergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
Catalanencrostrar
Nounscrusta hard outer layer that covers something

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