American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A stick of colored wax, charcoal, or chalk, used for drawing.
- n. A drawing made with one of these sticks.
- v. To draw, color, or decorate with a stick of colored wax, charcoal, or chalk.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pencil-shaped piece of colored clay, chalk, or charcoal, used for drawing upon paper. Crayons are made from certain mineral substances in their natural state, such as red or black chalk, but they are more commonly manufactured from a fine paste of chalk or pipeclay colored with various pigments, and consolidated by means of gum, wax, soap, etc. Crayons vary in hardness. The soft crayons and the half-hard are used through the medium of a stump, while the hard are used as a lead-pencil. See
- n. A pencil made of a composition of soap, resin, wax, and lampblack, used for drawing upon lithographic stones.
- n. One of the carbon-points in an electric lamp.
- Drawn with crayons: as, a crayon sketch.
- To sketch or draw with a crayon.
- Hence To sketch in general; plan; commit to paper one's first thoughts.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An implement for drawing, made of clay and plumbago, or of some preparation of chalk, usually sold in small prisms or cylinders.
- n. A crayon drawing.
- n. (Electricity) A pencil of carbon used in producing electric light.
- v. To sketch, as with a crayon; to sketch or plan.
- n. writing implement consisting of a colored stick of composition wax used for writing and drawing
- v. write, draw, or trace with a crayon
- From French crayon ("pencil"). (Wiktionary)
- French, diminutive of craie, chalk, from Latin crēta. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“You can search for and retrieve all files on your computer that contain the word crayon.”
“They could hold up a slogan written in crayon with backwards ‘Rs’ and nobody would be the wiser.”
“Using the first crayon from a new box always gave me a slight pain.”
“Btw, the shiny paper is useful - it allows you to rub out any additions made in crayon * bite back of hand*”
“Larry brought red, white and black candles into their home, drew a sigil of Baphomet in crayon on a dresser and used a kitchen knife to draw his own blood, according to Marla.”
“Who wants to attend these hate mongering events with tons of hillbillys drawing "NOBAMA" signs in crayon while yelling out lies?”
“The letter received by the Olympics Committee was written in crayon with so many spelling and grammatical errors that it was nearly unreadable.”
“Now all I need to discover is how to remove crayon from the TV screen … ideas anyone?”
“Their opinion couldn't matter less around here if they wrote it in crayon on a cocktail napkin.”
“In his hands he held a well-worn drawing in crayon of two stick people lying in a hammock.”
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