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Crust meaning

crust - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. The hard external coat or covering of anything; the hard exterior surface or outer shell; an incrustation; as, a crust of snow.
  2. 2. The hard exterior or surface of bread, in distinction from the soft part or crumb; or a piece of bread grown dry or hard.
  3. 3. The cover or case of a pie, in distinction from the soft contents.
  4. 4. The dough, or mass of doughy paste, cooked with a potpie; -- also called dumpling.
  5. 5. The exterior portion of the earth, formerly universally supposed to inclose a molten interior.
  6. 6. A hard mass, made up of dried secretions blood, or pus, occurring upon the surface of the body.
  7. 7. To cover with a crust; to cover or line with an incrustation; to incrust.
  8. 8. To gather or contract into a hard crust; to become incrusted.
  9. 9. Hard rind or outside coating of anything; hard outer part of bread.
  10. 10. To cover with a crust.
  11. 11. To form a crust.

crust - examples of usage

  1. He had ten fingers, and he could live on a crust of bread and a drink of clear water. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. How could the thin upper crust of the earth- the mere rind three inches thick- be expected to yield crop after crop for a hundred years? - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. A dry crust, thrown now and then to a starving man, will give him a new lease of existence; and a faint smile, or a kind look, bestowed at casual intervals, will keep a lover loving on, when a man in his sober senses would despair. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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