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crystal British & World English

A piece of a homogeneous solid substance having a natural geometrically regular form with symmetrically arranged plane faces

crystal set British & World English

A simple early form of radio receiver with a crystal touching a metal wire as the rectifier (instead of a valve or transistor), and no amplifier or loudspeaker, necessitating headphones or an earphone

crystal clear in crystal British & World English

Completely transparent and unclouded

crystal clear British & World English

Completely transparent and unclouded

crystal axis British & World English

Each of three axes used to define the edges of the unit cell of a crystal

crystal ball British & World English

A solid globe of glass or rock crystal, used by fortune-tellers and clairvoyants for crystal-gazing

crystal class British & World English

Each of thirty-two categories of crystals classified according to the possible combinations of symmetry elements possessed by the crystal lattice

crystal form British & World English

A set of crystal faces defined according to their relationship to the crystal axes

crystal gazer British & World English

A person who looks intently into a crystal ball with the aim of seeing images relating to future or distant events

mixed crystal British & World English

A crystal formed from more than one substance

lead crystal British & World English

another term for lead glass.

rock crystal British & World English

Transparent quartz, typically in the form of colourless hexagonal crystals

crystal-gazing British & World English

Looking intently into a crystal ball with the aim of seeing images relating to future or distant events

crystal healing British & World English

The use of the supposed healing powers of crystals in alternative medicine

crystal lattice British & World English

The symmetrical three-dimensional arrangement of atoms inside a crystal

Crystal Palace British & World English

A large building of prefabricated iron and glass resembling a giant greenhouse, designed by Joseph Paxton for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park, London, and re-erected at Sydenham near Croydon; it was accidentally burnt down in 1936

crystal system British & World English

Each of seven categories of crystals (cubic, tetragonal, orthorhombic, trigonal, hexagonal, monoclinic, and triclinic) classified according to the possible relations of the crystal axes

crystal violet British & World English

A synthetic violet dye, related to rosaniline, used as a stain in microscopy and as an antiseptic in the treatment of skin infections

liquid crystal British & World English

A substance which flows like a liquid but has some degree of ordering in the arrangement of its molecules

photonic crystal British & World English

A synthetic crystal that can manipulate or be sensitized to respond to specific wavelengths of light. Its development suggests the possibility of increased miniaturization and efficiency of computing components and other technologies

liquid crystal display British & World English

A form of visual display used in electronic devices, in which a layer of a liquid crystal is sandwiched between two transparent electrodes

meth British & World English

The drug methamphetamine

crystal meth in meth British & World English

The drug methamphetamine

seed crystal in seed British & World English

A small crystal introduced into a liquid to act as a nucleus for crystallization

crystal glass in crystal British & World English

Highly transparent glass with a high refractive index

crystal radio in crystal set British & World English

A simple early form of radio receiver with a crystal touching a metal wire as the rectifier (instead of a valve or transistor), and no amplifier or loudspeaker, necessitating headphones or an earphone

crystal therapy in crystal healing British & World English

The use of the supposed healing powers of crystals in alternative medicine

crystal English-Spanish

cristal m

crystal ball English-Spanish

bola f de cristal

crystal gazer English-Spanish

adivino,que usa una bola de cristal para predecir el futuro

crystal gazing English-Spanish

predicción del futuro mirando una bola de cristal

liquid crystal display English-Spanish

pantalla f de cristal líquido

lead crystal in lead English-Spanish

cristal mque contiene óxido de plomo y es muy preciado

it is crystal-clear that … in crystal-clear English-Spanish

está clarísimo que …, está más claro que el agua que …

a set of crystal glasses in glass English-Spanish

un juego de copas/vasos de cristal


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