American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To break violently or noisily; smash.
- v. To undergo sudden damage or destruction on impact: Their car crashed into a guardrail. The airplane crashed over the ocean.
- v. To make a sudden loud noise: breakers crashing against the rocks.
- v. To move noisily or so as to cause damage: went crashing through the woods.
- v. To undergo a sudden severe downturn, as a market or economy.
- v. Computer Science To stop functioning due to a crash.
- v. Slang To undergo a period of unpleasant feeling or depression as an aftereffect of drug-taking.
- v. Slang To find temporary lodging or shelter, as for the night.
- v. Slang To go to sleep.
- v. To cause to crash.
- v. To dash to pieces; smash.
- v. Informal To join or enter (a party, for example) without invitation.
- n. A sudden loud noise, as of an object breaking.
- n. A smashing to pieces.
- n. A collision, as between two automobiles. See Synonyms at collision.
- n. A sudden severe downturn: a market crash; a population crash.
- n. Computer Science A sudden failure of a hard drive caused by damaging contact between the head and the storage surface, often resulting in the loss of data on the drive.
- n. Computer Science A sudden failure of a program or operating system, usually without serious consequences.
- n. Slang Mental depression after drug-taking.
- adj. Informal Of or characterized by an intensive effort to produce or accomplish: a crash course on income-tax preparation; a crash diet.
- idiom. crash and burn Slang To fail utterly.
- idiom. crash and burn Slang To fall asleep from exhaustion.
- idiom. crash and burn Slang To wipe out, as in skateboarding.
- n. A coarse, light, unevenly woven fabric of cotton or linen, used for towels and curtains.
- n. Starched reinforced fabric used to strengthen a book binding or the spine of a bound book.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a loud, clattering, complex sound, as of many solid things falling and breaking together; fall down or in pieces with such a noise.
- To cause to make a sudden, violent sound, as of breaking or dashing in pieces; dash down or break to pieces violently with a loud noise; dash or shiver with tumult and violence.
- n. A loud, harsh, multifarious sound, as of solid or heavy things falling and breaking together: as, the crash of a falling tree or a falling house, or any similar sound.
- n. A falling down or in pieces with a loud noise of breaking parts; hence, figuratively, destruction; breaking up; specifically, the failure of a commercial undertaking; financial ruin.
- n. A basket filled with fragments of pottery or glass, used in a theater to simulate the sound of the breaking of windows, crockery, etc.
- n. A strong, coarse linen fabric used for toweling, for packing, and for dancing-cloths to cover carpets.
- n. A piece or covering of this material, as a dancing-cloth.
- n. An automobile, airplane, or other vehicle accident.
- n. A computer malfunction that is caused by faulty software, and makes the system either partially or totally inoperable.
- n. A loud sound as made for example by cymbals.
- n. A sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
- n. A comedown of a drug.
- n. A group of rhinoceroses.
- n. dysphoria
- adj. quick, fast, intensive
- v. transitive To collide with something destructively, fall or come down violently.
- v. transitive To severely damage or destroy something by causing it to collide with something else.
- v. transitive, slang (via gatecrash) To attend a social event without invitation.
- v. transitive, management To accelerate a project or a task or its schedule by devoting more resources to it.
- v. intransitive To make or experience informal temporary living arrangements.
- v. computing, software, intransitive To terminate extraordinarily.
- v. computing, software, transitive To cause to terminate extraordinarily.
- v. intransitive To experience a period of depression and/or lethargy after a period of euphoria, as after the euphoric effect of a psychotropic drug has dissipated.
- n. fibre Plain linen.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. rare To break in pieces violently; to dash together with noise and violence.
- v. To make a loud, clattering sound, as of many things falling and breaking at once; to break in pieces with a harsh noise.
- v. To break with violence and noise.
- n. A loud, sudden, confused sound, as of many things falling and breaking at once.
- n. Ruin; failure; sudden breaking down, as of a business house or a commercial enterprise.
- n. Coarse, heavy, narrow linen cloth, used esp. for towels.
- v. break violently or noisily; smash.
- v. occupy, usually uninvited
- n. a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
- v. make a sudden loud sound
- n. a loud resonant repeating noise
- v. undergo damage or destruction on impact
- n. the act of colliding with something
- n. a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
- v. enter uninvited; informal.
- n. (computer science) an event that causes a computer system to become inoperative
- v. undergo a sudden and severe downturn
- v. cause to crash
- v. fall or come down violently
- v. hurl or thrust violently
- v. move violently as through a barrier
- v. stop operating
- v. move with, or as if with, a crashing noise
- v. sleep in a convenient place
- From Middle English crasschen ("to break into pieces"), of unknown origin, possibly onomatopoeia. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English crasschen; probably akin to crasen, to shatter; see craze.From Russian krashenina, colored linen, from krashenie, coloring, from krasit', to color; see ker-3 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The _crash, crash, crash, crash_ of four heavy shells, one following another almost as quickly as you would read the words, focused all one's attention on that point.”
“You can just hear, through the crash, the shriek of a third and fourth shell as they come tearing down the vault of heaven -- _crash -- crash_.”
“For some odd reason, people who work in a field where the word crash brings to mind human injury rather than balky software tend to work slowly and methodically.”
“In a four-stroke engine to see dirt bike is sturdy and durable, perfect for a rookie pilot who is likely to be familiar with the term crash and burn.”
“He thinks the crash is the best thing that ever happened to him, that he now can eat the strawberries he was previously seriously allergic to, that he can truly savor life, that he's already dead, that he's invulnerable - he walks through traffic, shouting to the sky, "You want to kill me, but you can't!", and throws away his son's videogame because in real life people don't come back to life.”
“In fact, all I really remember of the crash is a long time of crunching and jolting, just before something tore open my door and sent me hurtling out into empty space, that swallowed me up in a black abyss.”
“Another critical piece of evidence concerning the nature of this crash is the relatively large section of anti-G garment that was recovered unburned with the zipper still closed.”
“Whether you start out cautious or excited, the crash is the same either way.”
“CNN's Richard Quest got what they call a crash course.”
“Since that time, just as brokers have eschewed the word crash, economists have avoided the word recession, especially those in which hair is curled to depression levels.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘crash’.
Unabashedly stolen from a comment made by courier12.
words describing fast action or movement
( open list, randomness, descriptive )
words (seemingly) formed in imitation of a natural sound
Grateful credit to pterodactyl and http://reocities.com/SoHo/Studios/9783/phond1.html.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
This is just a list, right, that I'm gonna, like, fill with words, that, like, are every word that I can, like, think of with, ahhmm, my brain.
A list of bookbinding terms and phrases, for assembling new or repairing/reassembling old books.
Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
words for loud sounds
( open list, descriptive, randomness )
Words with definitions containing both "hence" and "figuratively."
Words that have different meanings pertaining to computers than in the "real" world.
words that sound like they sound.
Words that were well established before they gained special use in computing systems.
Grateful credit to http://reocities.com/SoHo/Studios/9783/phond1.html.
Looking for tweets for crash.