crayons

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Crayon \Cray"on\ (kr?"?n), noun [F., a crayon, a lead pencil (crayon Cont['e] Cont['e]'s pencil, i. e., one made a black compound invented by Cont['e]), fr. craie chalk, L. creta; said to be, properly, Cretan earth, fr. Creta the island Crete. Cf. {Cretaceous}.]

1. An implement for drawing, made of clay and plumbago, or of some preparation of chalk, usually sold in small prisms or cylinders.

Let no day pass over you . . . without giving some strokes of the pencil or the crayon. --Dryden.

Note: The black crayon gives a deeper black than the lead pencil. This and the colored crayons are often called chalks. The red crayon is also called sanguine. See {Chalk}, and {Sanguine}.

2. A crayon drawing.

3. (Electricity) A pencil of carbon used in producing electric light.

{Crayon board}, cardboard with a surface prepared for crayon drawing.

{Crayon drawing}, the act or art of drawing with crayons; a drawing made with crayons.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Crayon \Cray"on\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Crayoned} (-?nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crayoning}.] [Cf. F. crayonner.] To sketch, as with a crayon; to sketch or plan.

He soon afterwards composed that discourse, conformably to the plan which he had crayoned out. --Malone.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

crayon

noun

1: writing implement consisting of a colored stick of composition wax used for writing and drawing [syn: {crayon}, {wax crayon}]

verb

1: write, draw, or trace with a crayon


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