1. (a.) Curling in stiff curls or ringlets; as, crisp hair.

2. (a.) Curled with the ripple of the water.

3. (a.) Brittle; friable; in a condition to break with a short, sharp fracture; as, crisp snow.

4. (a.) Possessing a certain degree of firmness and freshness; in a fresh, unwilted condition.

5. (a.) Lively; sparking; effervescing.

6. (a.) Brisk; crackling; cheerful; lively.

7. (v.) To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees.

8. (v.) To cause to undulate irregularly, as crape or water; to wrinkle; to cause to ripple. Cf. Crimp.

9. (v.) To make crisp or brittle, as in cooking.

10. (v. i.) To undulate or ripple. Cf. Crisp, v. t.

11. (n.) That which is crisp or brittle; the state of being crisp or brittle; as, burned to a crisp; specifically, the rind of roasted pork; crackling.

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