Origin of creviceMiddle English crevace from Old French from Vulgar Latin an unverified form crepacia, a crack from Classical Latin crepare: see craven
An example of crevice is a crack in the earth along the San Andreas fault caused by earthquakes.
Origin of creviceMiddle English from Old French crevace probably from Vulgar Latin crepācia from crepa from Latin crepāre to crack
(third-person singular simple present crevices, present participle crevicing, simple past and past participle creviced)
From Middle English crevice, from Old French crevace, from crever (“to break, burst”), from Latin crepare (“to break, burst, crack”).
- He made the entire trip up without seeing another vehicle, and the lords of luck were with him—Jennifer Radisson's camera was sitting in the crevice of a rock as if it were waiting for him.
- A crevice behind a block of stone, 40 ft.
- In the autumn a single fertile egg is laid by apterous females in a crevice of the bark of the vine where it is protected during the winter.
- The stone cliffs that walled the road on the opposite side wept icicles from every crevice, covering the surface in massive clusters of crystal spikes that sparkled in the dazzling sunlight.
- Formerly letters were left by passing ships in a crevice in one of the rocks.