5 letter word starting with cra

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crack verb t. To break or burst, with or without entire separation of the parts; as, to crack glass; to crack nuts., To rend with grief or pain; to affect deeply with sorrow; hence, to disorder; to distract; to craze., To cause to sound suddenly and sharply; to snap; as, to crack a whip., To utter smartly and sententiously; as, to crack a joke., To cry up; to extol; — followed by up., To burst or open in chinks; to break, with or without quite separating into parts., To be ruined or impaired; to fail., To utter a loud or sharp, sudden sound., To utter vain, pompous words; to brag; to boast; — with of., A partial separation of parts, with or without a perceptible opening; a chink or fissure; a narrow breach; a crevice; as, a crack in timber, or in a wall, or in glass., Rupture; flaw; breach, in a moral sense., A sharp, sudden sound or report; the sound of anything suddenly burst or broken; as, the crack of a falling house; the crack of thunder; the crack of a whip., The tone of voice when changed at puberty., Mental flaw; a touch of craziness; partial insanity; as, he has a crack., A crazy or crack-brained person., A boast; boasting., Breach of chastity., A boy, generally a pert, lively boy., A brief time; an instant; as, to be with one in a crack., Free conversation; friendly chat., Of superior excellence; having qualities to be boasted of.
craft noun Strength; might; secret power., Art or skill; dexterity in particular manual employment; hence, the occupation or employment itself; manual art; a trade., Those engaged in any trade, taken collectively; a guild; as, the craft of ironmongers., Cunning, art, or skill, in a bad sense, or applied to bad purposes; artifice; guile; skill or dexterity employed to effect purposes by deceit or shrewd devices., A vessel; vessels of any kind; — generally used in a collective sense., To play tricks; to practice artifice.
craie noun See Crare.
crail noun A creel or osier basket.
crake verb t. & i. To cry out harshly and loudly, like the bird called crake., To boast; to speak loudly and boastfully., A boast. See Crack, n., Any species or rail of the genera Crex and Porzana; — so called from its singular cry. See Corncrake.
cramp noun That which confines or contracts; a restraint; a shackle; a hindrance., A device, usually of iron bent at the ends, used to hold together blocks of stone, timbers, etc.; a cramp iron., A rectangular frame, with a tightening screw, used for compressing the joints of framework, etc., A piece of wood having a curve corresponding to that of the upper part of the instep, on which the upper leather of a boot is stretched to give it the requisite shape., A spasmodic and painful involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles, as of the leg., To compress; to restrain from free action; to confine and contract; to hinder., To fasten or hold with, or as with, a cramp., to bind together; to unite., To form on a cramp; as, to cramp boot legs., To afflict with cramp., Knotty; difficult.
crane noun A measure for fresh herrings, — as many as will fill a barrel., A wading bird of the genus Grus, and allied genera, of various species, having a long, straight bill, and long legs and neck., A machine for raising and lowering heavy weights, and, while holding them suspended, transporting them through a limited lateral distance. In one form it consists of a projecting arm or jib of timber or iron, a rotating post or base, and the necessary tackle, windlass, etc.; — so called from a fancied similarity between its arm and the neck of a crane See Illust. of Derrick., An iron arm with horizontal motion, attached to the side or back of a fireplace, for supporting kettles, etc., over a fire., A siphon, or bent pipe, for drawing liquors out of a cask., A forked post or projecting bracket to support spars, etc., — generally used in pairs. See Crotch, 2., To cause to rise; to raise or lift, as by a crane; — with up., To stretch, as a crane stretches its neck; as, to crane the neck disdainfully., to reach forward with head and neck, in order to see better; as, a hunter cranes forward before taking a leap.
crang noun See Krang.
crank noun A bent portion of an axle, or shaft, or an arm keyed at right angles to the end of a shaft, by which motion is imparted to or received from it; also used to change circular into reciprocating motion, or reciprocating into circular motion. See Bell crank., Any bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage., A twist or turn in speech; a conceit consisting in a change of the form or meaning of a word., A twist or turn of the mind; caprice; whim; crotchet; also, a fit of temper or passion., A person full of crotchets; one given to fantastic or impracticable projects; one whose judgment is perverted in respect to a particular matter., A sick person; an invalid., Sick; infirm., Liable to careen or be overset, as a ship when she is too narrow, or has not sufficient ballast, or is loaded too high, to carry full sail., Full of spirit; brisk; lively; sprightly; overconfident; opinionated., To run with a winding course; to double; to crook; to wind and turn.
crape noun A thin, crimped stuff, made of raw silk gummed and twisted on the mill. Black crape is much used for mourning garments, also for the dress of some clergymen., To form into ringlets; to curl; to crimp; to friz; as, to crape the hair; to crape silk.
craps noun A gambling game with dice.
crapy adjective Resembling crape.
crare noun A slow unwieldy trading vessel.
crase verb t. To break in pieces; to crack.
crash verb t. To break in pieces violently; to dash together with noise and violence., To make a loud, clattering sound, as of many things falling and breaking at once; to break in pieces with a harsh noise., To break with violence and noise; as, the chimney in falling crashed through the roof., A loud, sudden, confused sound, as of many things falling and breaking at once., Ruin; failure; sudden breaking down, as of a business house or a commercial enterprise., Coarse, heavy, narrow linen cloth, used esp. for towels.
crass adjective Gross; thick; dense; coarse; not elaborated or refined.
crate noun A large basket or hamper of wickerwork, used for the transportation of china, crockery, and similar wares., A box or case whose sides are of wooden slats with interspaces, — used especially for transporting fruit., To pack in a crate or case for transportation; as, to crate a sewing machine; to crate peaches.
crave verb t. To ask with earnestness or importunity; to ask with submission or humility; to beg; to entreat; to beseech; to implore., To call for, as a gratification; to long for; hence, to require or demand; as, the stomach craves food., To desire strongly; to feel an insatiable longing; as, a craving appetite.
crawl verb i. To move slowly by drawing the body along the ground, as a worm; to move slowly on hands and knees; to creep., to move or advance in a feeble, slow, or timorous manner., To advance slowly and furtively; to insinuate one’s self; to advance or gain influence by servile or obsequious conduct., To have a sensation as of insect creeping over the body; as, the flesh crawls. See Creep, v. i., 7., The act or motion of crawling; slow motion, as of a creeping animal., A pen or inclosure of stakes and hurdles on the seacoast, for holding fish.
craze verb t. To break into pieces; to crush; to grind to powder. See Crase., To weaken; to impair; to render decrepit., To derange the intellect of; to render insane., To be crazed, or to act or appear as one that is crazed; to rave; to become insane., To crack, as the glazing of porcelain or pottery., Craziness; insanity., A strong habitual desire or fancy; a crotchet., A temporary passion or infatuation, as for same new amusement, pursuit, or fashion; as, the bric-a-brac craze; the aesthetic craze.
crazy adjective Characterized by weakness or feebleness; decrepit; broken; falling to decay; shaky; unsafe., Broken, weakened, or dissordered in intellect; shattered; demented; deranged., Inordinately desirous; foolishly eager.