Share this entry
cruse Line breaks: cruse

Definition of cruse in English:


An earthenware pot or jar.
Example sentences
  • The ‘miracle of the oil ‘involved a single cruse of oil which was used to light a menorah in the Temple, and which lasted eight days until new pure oil could be brought from the Galilee.’
  • Other events, such as a missile changing its trajectory in midair or the famous Chanukah miracle of a cruse of oil sufficient for one day burning for eight days, are simply impossible according to the natural order.


Old English crūse, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch kroes and German Krause; reinforced in Middle English by Low German krūs.

Words that rhyme with cruse

abuse, accuse, adieux, amuse, bemuse, billets-doux, blues, booze, bruise, choose, Clews, confuse, contuse, cruise, Cruz, diffuse, do's, Druze, effuse, enthuse, excuse, fuse (US fuze), Hughes, incuse, interfuse, lose, Mahfouz, mews, misuse, muse, news, ooze, Ouse, perfuse, peruse, rhythm-and-blues, ruse, schmooze, snooze, suffuse, Toulouse, transfuse, trews, use, Vaduz, Veracruz, who's, whose, youse
Definition of cruse in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources