AskDefine | Define crust

Dictionary Definition



1 the outer layer of the Earth [syn: Earth's crust]
2 a hard outer layer that covers something [syn: incrustation, encrustation]
3 the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties [syn: gall, impertinence, impudence, insolence, cheekiness, freshness] v : form a crust or form into a crust; "The bread crusted in the oven"

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /kɹʌst/, /krVst/
  • Rhymes: -ʌst


  1. A more solid, dense or hard layer on a surface or boundary.
  2. Nerve, gall.
    You've got a lot of crust standing there saying that.


solid, hard surface layer

See also



  1. To cover with a crust.
  2. To form a crust.


to cover with a crust
to form a crust

Extensive Definition

Crust may refer to:*Crust (geology), the outer solid layer of a planet
crust in German: Rinde (Begriffsklärung)
crust in Esperanto: Krusto
crust in Spanish: Corteza
crust in Latvian: Garoza
crust in Russian: Кора (значения)
crust in Simple English: Crust

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

French bread, Irish soda bread, Italian bread, acres, alluvion, alluvium, arable land, black bread, border, brashness, brass, bread, bread stick, bread stuff, brown bread, cheek, chutzpah, circumference, clay, clod, confidence, cortex, covering, cracked-wheat bread, dark bread, dirt, dry land, dust, earth, effloresce, encrust, envelope, epidermis, eschar, exterior, external, facade, face, facet, freehold, fringe, front, gall, garlic bread, glebe, graham bread, grassland, ground, incrust, incrustation, integument, land, landholdings, lineaments, lithosphere, loaf of bread, loricate, marginal land, marl, matzo, matzoth, mold, nerve, nut bread, outer face, outer layer, outer side, outer skin, outline, outside, pain, pastry shell, periphery, piecrust, pita, presumption, pumpernickel, raisin bread, real estate, real property, region, regolith, rind, rye bread, salt-rising bread, scab, scale, shell, skin, sod, soil, sourbread, sourdough bread, staff of life, stalactite, stalagmite, subaerial deposit, subsoil, superficies, superstratum, surface, terra, terra firma, terrain, territory, the country, toast, tommy, top, topsoil, unleavened bread, white bread, whole wheat bread, woodland
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