Crossword clues for crumb
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Crumb \Crumb\ (kr[u^]m), n. [AS. cruma, akin to D. kruim, G. krume; cf. G. krauen to scratch, claw.] [Written also crum.]
A small fragment or piece; especially, a small piece of bread or other food, broken or cut off.
Desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table.
--Luke xvi. 21.
Fig.: A little; a bit; as, a crumb of comfort.
The soft part of bread.
Dust unto dust, what must be, must; If you can't get crumb, you'd best eat crust.
Crumb brush, a brush for sweeping crumbs from a table.
To a crum, with great exactness; completely.
Crumb \Crumb\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crumbed (kr[u^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Crumbing (kr[u^]m"[i^]ng).] To break into crumbs or small pieces with the fingers; as, to crumb bread. [Written also crum.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English cruma "crumb, fragment," from a West Germanic root of obscure origin (compare Middle Dutch crume, Dutch kruim, German krume). The -b- appeared mid-15c., in part by analogy with words like dumb, in part perhaps reinforced by crumble. Slang meaning "lousy person" is 1918, from crumb, U.S. slang for "body-louse" (1863), so called from resemblance.
n. 1 A small piece which break off from baked food (such as cake, biscuit or bread). 2 (lb en figuratively) A bit, small amount. 3 The soft internal portion of bread, surrounded by crust. 4 A mixture of sugar, cocoa and milk, used to make industrial chocolate. 5 (lb en slang) A nobody, worthless person. 6 (lb en slang) A body louse. vb. 1 To cover with crumbs. 2 To break into crumbs or small pieces with the fingers; to crumble.
n. a very small quantity of something; "he gave only a crumb of information about his plans"; "there were few crumbs of comfort in the report"
a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'" [syn: rotter, dirty dog, rat, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, bum, puke, lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so, git]
small piece of e.g. bread or cake
v. coat with bread crumbs; "crumb a cutlet"
break into crumbs
remove crumbs from; "crumb the table"
Crumb or Crumbs may refer to:
Crumb is a 1994 documentary film about the noted underground cartoonist Robert Crumb (R. Crumb) and his family. Directed by Terry Zwigoff and produced by Lynn O'Donnell, it won widespread acclaim. It was released in the USA on April 28, 1995, having been screened at film festivals the previous year. Jeffery M. Anderson (later critic for the San Francisco Examiner) placed the film on his list of the ten greatest films of all time, labeling it "the greatest documentary ever made."
Crumb is a surname.
Those bearing it include:
George Crumb, composer
- David Crumb, composer son of George Crumb
- Ann Crumb, actress daughter of George Crumb
- Jason Crumb, Canadian football player
- Mike Crumb, Canadian football player
Robert Crumb, underground comic artist
- Charles Crumb, elder brother of Robert Crumb
- Maxon Crumb, younger brother of Robert Crumb
- Aline Kominsky-Crumb, wife of Robert Crumb
- Sophie Crumb, daughter of Robert Crumb
Usage examples of "crumb".
She found the Boggles in the tea-room beside an empty coffee-pot and plates covered in cake crumbs.
Milena watched her do it, and allowed herself to smile as Cilia pressed together crumbs.
Zach asked when the coffee was down to dregs and the crullers reduced to a few crumbs.
Butter a small baking-dish, put in a layer of cracker crumbs, then a layer of anchovies, then sugar and crumbs.
Pour this sauce over the fish, lay a large mushroom on each piece, cover with crumbs, dot with butter, and bake in the oven.
Season with salt and pepper, dip in beaten egg, then in crumbs, and fry in deep fat.
Cover with crumbs, dot with butter and add sufficient boiling water to keep from burning.
Sprinkle with crumbs, dot with butter, and bake for an hour in a moderate oven.
Fill buttered shells, sprinkle with grated cheese, cover with crumbs, dot with butter, and brown in the oven.
Dip in crumbs, then in beaten egg, then in crumbs, and fry in deep fat.
Sprinkle with crumbs, dot with butter, brown in the oven, and sprinkle with minced parsley.
Soak for an hour in olive-oil and vinegar, dip in egg and crumbs, and fry in deep fat.
Prepare a stuffing of one cupful of cracker crumbs, one cupful of oysters, one quarter of a cupful of melted butter, and salt, pepper, minced parsley, and lemon-juice to season.
Rub with butter, sprinkle with crumbs, and add sufficient boiling water to keep from burning.
Take up the fish, cover with crumbs, dot with butter, and brown in the oven.