from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A narrow crack or opening; a fissure or cleft.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A narrow crack or fissure, in a rock or wall.
- v. To crack; to flaw.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A narrow opening resulting from a split or crack or the separation of a junction; a cleft; a fissure; a rent.
- transitive v. To crack; to flaw.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A crack; a cleft; a fissure; a rent; a narrow opening of some length, as between two parts of a solid surface, or between two adjoining surfaces: as, a crevice in a wall, rock, etc.
- n. Specifically, in lead-mining, in the Mississippi valley, a fissure in which the ore of lead occurs.
- To make crevices in; crack; flaw.
- To channel; ornament with crevices.
- n. An obsolete form of crawfish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a long narrow depression in a surface
- n. a long narrow opening
Middle English, from Old French crevace, probably from Vulgar Latin *crepācia, from *crepa, from Latin crepāre, to crack.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English crevice, from Old French crevace, from crever ("to break, burst"), from Latin crepare ("to break, burst, crack"). (Wiktionary)