browse search

Dictionary Suite
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z
crib a stationary bed with high, barred sides for an infant or young child. [12 definitions]
cribbage a card game for two to four players in which scores, made by forming various counting combinations of cards, are recorded by inserting pegs into holes on a small board.
crib-biting the habit of horses to bite at wood, as of a stall or feed trough, and swallow harmful amounts of air while doing so.
crib death sudden infant death syndrome, the unexpected death of a seemingly healthy infant, usu. occurring within the first year of life, and usu. occurring in the infant's sleep.
cribriform pierced with tiny holes.
crick a painful stiffness or cramp, esp. in the neck or back. [2 definitions]
cricket1 any of various insects that are similar to grasshoppers in having long antennae and great leaping ability, the male of which produces a shrill chirp by rubbing its front wings together.
cricket2 a game played outdoors with a ball, bats, and wickets at either end of the field, by two opposing teams of eleven members each. [3 definitions]
cricoid of, pertaining to, or involving a ring-shaped cartilage surrounding the trachea and forming the back part of the larynx. [2 definitions]
cried past tense and past participle of cry.
crier one who cries. [2 definitions]
crime an act that violates the law of a state, nation, or other entity, and that endangers the public welfare in some way. [3 definitions]
crimeless combined form of crime.
crime of passion a crime committed by a person in a condition of extreme anger, jealousy, or the like.
crime passionel (French) crime of passion; a crime committed in extreme passion, esp. sexual or romantic jealousy.
crime scene a location being investigated by police or other officials because a crime has been committed there and because such location may provide forensic evidence.
criminal of, pertaining to, or having the nature of crime, esp. as opposed to civil violations. [4 definitions]
criminal conversation in law, adultery.
criminality the condition or fact of being criminal.
criminal law that area of law having to do with crime and its punishment.
criminal lawyer a lawyer who specialized in representing clients accused of criminal offenses.