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Webster 1913 Edition


Crase

Crase

(krāz)
,
Verb.
T.
[See
Craze
.]
To break in pieces; to crack.
[Obs.]
“The pot was crased.”
Chaucer.

Definition 2022


crase

crase

English

Verb

crase (third-person singular simple present crases, present participle crasing, simple past and past participle crased)

  1. (obsolete) To break in pieces; to crack.
    • Chaucer
      The pot was crased.


French

Noun

crase f (plural crases)

  1. (linguistics) crasis (contraction of a vowel at the end of a word with the start of the next word)

Anagrams


Portuguese

Pronunciation

Noun

crase f (plural crases)

  1. Assimilation of sounds of two identical vowels, throughout the evolution process of a language. For instance, the Old Portuguese word door (pain) has become, with time, the word dor (pain). Compare elisão: elision.
  2. (grammar) Name given to the process of the contraction of “a + a”, that is, a merge (assimilation) of the Portuguese preposition “a” [to, for] + the article “a” [the].

Usage notes

The article a has feminine gender in Portuguese. Accordingly, both it and the contraction à are used only before feminine words. The translation of à into English, hence, is to the. It is a common mistake for people to write "a" when they should write "à" and vice-versa.

Related terms

crasear – v.
craseado – adj.
à, às, ao, aos, àquele, àqueles, àquela, àquelas