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crystal a piece of a certain substance that is made when the substance changes from a liquid to a solid. In becoming solid, as when water turns to ice, this type of substance takes on a structure that has a repeating pattern of flat surfaces. These flat surfaces reflect light and can make the substance sparkle when looked at from different directions. [5 definitions]
crystal ball a globe of glass or crystal used by fortune-tellers to tell what will happen in the future. In stories, crystal balls are often used by witches or wizards.
crystallize to change into or cause to become crystals.
cry uncle to give up; yield.
cry wolf to give a false alarm.
CT abbreviation of "Connecticut."
cu. abbreviation of "cubic."
cub the young offspring of some carnivorous mammals, such as the bear, lion, and wolf.
Cuba a country on the largest island in the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. Havana is the capital of Cuba.
Cuban of or having to do with Cuba or its culture or people. [2 definitions]
cube1 a solid figure with six square faces all the same size. [5 definitions]
cubic having form in three dimensions. [3 definitions]
Cub Scout a member of the junior section of the Boy Scouts of America. Boys between ages eight and eleven can be Cub Scouts.
cuckoo a bird of Europe and America with a slim body and a long tail. A cuckoo's color can range from gray to brown. Some cuckoos have a call that sounds like their name. [2 definitions]
cucumber a long fruit shaped like a cylinder with hard green skin and white flesh. Cucumbers are grown as food and are eaten raw.
cud food that certain animals such as cows bring up from the first stomach to chew again.
cuddle to hold and hug in a tender and loving way.
cue1 anything done or said during a play that is a signal for an actor to say or do something. [3 definitions]
cue2 a long, thin stick with a narrow tip, used to hit the ball in the game of pool or billiards.
cuff1 a band of material at the end of a shirt sleeve or pants leg that is folded over. A cuff is often sewn in place. [2 definitions]
cuff2 to hit or slap with an open hand. [2 definitions]