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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 crisp /ˈkrɪsp/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crisp a.
 1. Curling in stiff curls or ringlets; as, crisp hair.
 2. Curled with the ripple of the water. [Poetic]
 You nymphs called Naiads, of the winding brooks . . .
 Leave jour crisp channels.   --Shak.
 3. Brittle; friable; in a condition to break with a short, sharp fracture; as, crisp snow.
    The cakes at tea ate short and crisp.   --Goldsmith.
 4. Possessing a certain degree of firmness and freshness; in a fresh, unwilted condition.
    It [laurel] has been plucked nine months, and yet looks as hale and crisp as if it would last ninety years.   --Leigh Hunt.
 5. Lively; sparking; effervescing.
    Your neat crisp claret.   --Beau. & Fl.
 6. Brisk; crackling; cheerful; lively.
    The snug, small room, and the crisp fire.   --Dickens.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crisp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crisped p. pr. & vb. n. Crisping.]
 1. To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees.
 2. To cause to undulate irregularly, as crape or water; to wrinkle; to cause to ripple. Cf. Crimp.
 The lover with the myrtle sprays
 Adorns his crisped tresses.   --Drayton.
    Along the crisped shades and bowers.   --Milton.
 The crisped brooks,
 Rolling on orient pearl and sands of gold.   --Milton.
 3. To make crisp or brittle, as in cooking.
 Crisping iron, an instrument by which hair or any textile fabric is crisped.
 Crisping pin, the simplest form of crisping iron. --Is. iii. 22.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crisp, v. i. To undulate or ripple.  Cf.  Crisp, v. t.
    To watch the crisping ripples on the beach.   --Tennuson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crisp, n. That which is crisp or brittle; the state of being crisp or brittle; as, burned to a crisp; specifically, the rind of roasted pork; crackling.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: (of something seen or heard) clearly defined; "a sharp
             photographic image"; "the sharp crack of a twig"; "the
             crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot" [syn: sharp]
      2: tender and brittle; "crisp potato chips" [syn: crispy]
      3: pleasantly cold and invigorating; "crisp clear nights and
         frosty mornings"; "a nipping wind"; "a nippy fall day";
         "snappy weather"; (`parky' is a British term) [syn: frosty,
          nipping, nippy, snappy, parky]
      4: pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when
         chewed; "crisp carrot and celery sticks"; "a firm apple";
         "crunchy lettuce" [syn: firm, crunchy]
      5: in small tight curls [syn: frizzly, frizzy, kinky, nappy]
      6: brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "a crisp
         retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the
         laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to
         understand" [syn: curt, laconic, terse]
      n : a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat [syn: chip,
           potato chip, Saratoga chip]
      v 1: make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface; "The dress
           got wrinkled" [syn: wrinkle, ruckle, crease, crinkle,
            scrunch, scrunch up]
      2: make brown and crisp by heating; "toast bread"; "crisp
         potatoes" [syn: toast]