Hypertext Webster Gateway: "crevice"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Crevice \Crev"ice\ (kr?v"?s), n. [OE. crevace, crevice. F.
crevasse, fr. crever to break, burst, fr. L. crepare to
crack,break. Cf. {Craven}, {Crepitate}, {Crevasse}.]
A narrow opening resulting from a split or crack or the
separation of a junction; a cleft; a fissure; a rent.

The mouse, Behind the moldering wainscot, shrieked, Or
from the crevice peered about. --Tennyson.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Crevice \Crev"ice\, v. t.
To crack; to flaw. [R.] --Sir H. Wotton.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a long narrow depression in a surface [syn: {cranny}, {crack},
{fissure}, {chap}]
2: a long narrow opening [syn: {crack}, {cleft}, {fissure}, {scissure}]

Additional Hypertext Webster Gateway Lookup

Enter word here:
Exact Approx

Gateway by dict@stokkie.net
stock only wrote the gateway and does not have any control over the contents; see the Webster Gateway FAQ, and also the Back-end/database links and credits.