EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɹaɪm/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪm

NounEdit

crime (countable and uncountable, plural crimes)

  1. (countable) A specific act committed in violation of the law.
  2. (countable) Any great sin or wickedness; iniquity.
    • (Can we date this quote by Alexander Pope and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      No crime was thine, if 'tis no crime to love.
  3. (countable, obsolete) That which occasions crime.
    • (Can we date this quote by Spenser and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      the tree of life, the crime of our first father's fall
  4. (uncountable) Criminal acts collectively.
    Synonyms: criminality, delinquency
  5. (uncountable) The habit or practice of committing crimes.
    Crime doesn’t pay.

Usage notesEdit

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

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VerbEdit

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

  1. (Britain, military, transitive) To subject to disciplinary punishment.
    • 1846, John Mercier McMullen, Camp and Barrack-room, Or, The British Army as it is (page 298)
      Nevertheless, in the course of a few days he is again intoxicated, creates disturbance in his quarters, is confined by his sergeant, crimed, and brought before the commanding officer []
  2. (nonce word) 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.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

crime m (plural crimes)

  1. A category of severe infractions within French law, with the strongest of penalties; a felony. (10 years and more according to law)
    Le meurtre, la trahison, ces sont les crimes punissable par la loi d'une peine lourde.

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin crīmen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkri.me/
  • Hyphenation: crì‧me

NounEdit

crime m (plural crimi)

  1. (literary, rare) crime
    Synonyms: crimine, delitto

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ReferencesEdit

  • crime in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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.

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

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