Open main menu

Wiktionary β

Contents

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English cryme, crime, from Old French crime, crimne, from Latin crīmen.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

crime (countable and uncountable, plural crimes)

  1. (countable) A specific act committed in violation of the law.
  2. (uncountable) The practice or habit of committing crimes.
    Crime doesn’t pay.
  3. (uncountable) criminal acts collectively.
  4. Any great wickedness or sin; iniquity.
    • Alexander Pope
      No crime was thine, if 'tis no crime to love.
  5. (obsolete) That which occasions crime.
    • Spenser
      the tree of life, the crime of our first father's fall

Usage notesEdit

  • Adjectives often applied to "crime": organized, brutal, terrible, horrible, heinous, horrendous, hideous, financial, sexual, international.

SynonymsEdit

HyponymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.

ReferencesEdit

VerbEdit

crime (third-person singular simple present crimes, present participle criming, simple past and past participle crimed)

  1. (nonstandard, rare) To commit crime(s).
    • 1987, Robert Sampson, Yesterday's Faces: From the Dark Side →ISBN, page 61:
      If, during the 1920s, the master criminal was a gamester, criming for self expression, during the 1930s he performed in other ways for other purposes.

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French crimne, borrowed from Latin crīmen, from Proto-Italic *kreimen, from Proto-Indo-European *kréymn̥, from *krey- (sieve) + *-mn̥.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

crime m (plural crimes)

  1. crime (10 years and more according to law)
    Le crime ne paie pas.
  2. murder, homicide

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

crime

  1. Alternative form of cryme

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French crime, from Latin crīmen.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

crime m (plural crimes)

  1. crime
    O ladrão cometeu um crime horrível.
    The thief committed a terrible crime.

QuotationsEdit

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:crime.

Related termsEdit