crisp

crisp
1 noun (C) BrE a very thin, flat round piece of potato cooked in oil and eaten cold; chip 1 (3b) AmE -see also: burn sth to a crisp burn 1 (4) 2 adjective
1 pleasantly dry, hard, and easily broken: crisp bacon | His feet broke through the crisp outer layer of snow.
2 a fruit, vegetable, or plant that is crisp is firm and fresh: a crisp apple | a crisp salad
3 paper or cloth that is crisp is fresh, clean, and new: a crisp, new five dollar bill
4 weather that is crisp is cold and dry: a crisp winter day
5 someone's behaviour or manner that is crisp is quick, confident, and shows no doubts or slowness; brisk (1) brisk (2): The general's voice was crisp and clear as he addressed the meeting.
- crisply adverb - crispness noun (U) 3 verb (T) to make something become crisp, especially by cooking or heating it

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Crisp — Crisp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crisped} (kr?spt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crisping}.] [L. crispare, fr. crispus. See {Crisp}. a. ] 1. To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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