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crystal ball

n.
1. A globe of quartz crystal or glass in which images, especially those believed to portend the future, are supposedly visible to fortune tellers.
2. A vehicle or technique for making predictions.

crystal ball

n
(Alternative Belief Systems) the glass globe used in crystal gazing

crys′tal ball′


n.
1. a glass ball used in crystal gazing.
2. a method or means of predicting the future.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crystal ball - a glass or crystal globe used in crystal gazing by fortunetellerscrystal ball - a glass or crystal globe used in crystal gazing by fortunetellers
globe, orb, ball - an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire"
Translations
كُرة بلّورية
křišťálová koule
krystalkugle
kristallipallo
kristálygömb
kristalkúla, spákúla
kristal küre

crystal ball

nsfera di cristallo

crystal

(ˈkristl) noun
1. a small part of a solid substance (eg salt or ice) which has a regular shape.
2. a special kind of very clear glass. This bowl is made of crystal.
ˈcrystalline (-lain) adjective
(of minerals etc) formed into crystals. Salt is a crystalline substance.
ˈcrystallize, ˈcrystallise verb
1. to form (into) crystals. He crystallized the salt from the sea water.
2. to cover with a coating of sugar crystals. crystallized fruits.
3. to make or become definite or clear. He tried to crystallize his ideas.
ˌcrystalliˈzation, ˌcrystalliˈsation noun
crystal ball
a glass ball used in fortune-telling.
crystal clear
absolutely clear. My instructions were crystal clear.
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