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CREVICE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crevice mean? 

CREVICE (noun)
  The noun CREVICE has 2 senses:

1. a long narrow depression in a surface
2. a long narrow opening

  Familiarity information: CREVICE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CREVICE (noun)


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Meaning:

A long narrow depression in a surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

crevice; cranny; fissure; chap; crack

Hypernyms ("crevice" is a kind of...):

depression; impression; imprint (a concavity in a surface produced by pressing)


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Meaning:

A long narrow opening

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

crack; scissure; cleft; crevice; fissure

Hypernyms ("crevice" is a kind of...):

gap; opening (an open or empty space in or between things)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "crevice"):

chap (a crack in a lip caused usually by cold)

chink (a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall)

crevasse (a deep fissure)

fatigue crack (a crack in metal resulting from metal fatigue)

break; fault; faulting; fracture; geological fault; shift ((geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other)

rift (a narrow fissure in rock)

slit (a narrow fissure)

split (a lengthwise crack in wood)

vent; volcano (a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt)


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