Found 3 items, similar to Crystal.
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n 1: a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and
having a highly regular atomic structure
2: a crystalline element used as a component in various
3: a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has
regularly repeating internal structure; external plane
faces [syn: crystallization
4: colorless glass made of almost pure silica [syn: quartz glass
, vitreous silica
5: glassware made of quartz
6: a protective cover that protects the face of a watch [syn: watch crystal
, watch glass
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(kr[i^]s"tal), n. [OE. cristal, F. cristal,
L. crystallum crystal, ice, fr. Gr. kry`stallos, fr. kry`os
icy cold, frost; cf. AS. crystalla, fr. L. crystallum; prob.
akin to E. crust. See Crust
1. (Chem. & Min.) The regular form which a substance tends to
assume in solidifying, through the inherent power of
cohesive attraction. It is bounded by plane surfaces,
symmetrically arranged, and each species of crystal has
fixed axial ratios. See Crystallization
2. The material of quartz, in crystallization transparent or
nearly so, and either colorless or slightly tinged with
gray, or the like; -- called also rock crystal
Ornamental vessels are made of it. Cf. Smoky quartz
; also Brazilian pebble
, under Brazilian
3. A species of glass, more perfect in its composition and
manufacture than common glass, and often cut into
ornamental forms. See Flint glass
4. The glass over the dial of a watch case.
5. Anything resembling crystal, as clear water, etc.
The blue crystal of the seas. --Byron.
. See under Blood
. See under Compound
, a transparent variety of calcite, or
crystallized calcium carbonate, brought from Iceland, and
used in certain optical instruments, as the polariscope.
, or Mountain crystal
, any transparent
crystal of quartz, particularly of limpid or colorless
Consisting of, or like, crystal; clear; transparent; lucid;
Through crystal walls each little mote will peep.
By crystal streams that murmur through the meads.
The crystal pellets at the touch congeal,
And from the ground rebounds the ratting hail. --H.