Meaning of crust
Pronunciation: (krust), [key]
- the brown, hard outer portion or surface of a loaf or slice of bread (distinguished from crumb).
- a slice of bread from the end of a loaf, consisting chiefly of this.
- the pastry covering the outside of a pie or other dish.
- a piece of stale bread.
- any more or less hard external covering or coating: a crust of snow.
- the outer layer of the earth, about 22 mi. (35 km) deep under the continents and 6 mi. (10 km) deep under the oceans. Cf. mantle (def. 3), (def. 10).
- a scab or eschar.
- unabashed self-assertiveness; nerve; gall: He had a lot of crust going to the party without an invitation.
- deposit from wine, as it ripens during aging, on the interior of bottles, consisting of tartar and coloring matter.
- the hard outer shell or covering of an animal.
- a living or livelihood: What do you do for a crust?
- to cover with or as with a crust; encrust.
- to form (something) into a crust.
- to form or contract a crust.
- to form into a crust.
- crust (Thesaurus)