Meaning of CRYSTAL in English

CRYSTAL

(~s)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A ~ is a small piece of a substance that has formed naturally into a regular symmetrical shape.

...salt ~s.

...a single ~ of silicon.

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see also liquid ~ , liquid ~ display

2.

Crystal is a transparent rock that is used to make jewellery and ornaments.

...a strand of ~ beads.

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3.

Crystal is a high quality glass, usually with patterns cut into its surface.

Some of the finest drinking glasses are made from lead ~.

...~ glasses.

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4.

Glasses and other containers made of ~ are referred to as ~.

Get out your best china and ~.

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