2. Noun. (uncountable informal) cryptography ¹
3. Adjective. secret or covert ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Crypto
1. one who belongs secretly to a group [n -TOS]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crypto
Literary usage of Crypto
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Remains of Ancient Rome by John Henry Middleton (1892)
"crypto- Another crypto -porticus starts from near the top of the stairs leading down to the Atrium, and communicates with the long crypto-porticus (fig. ..."
2. The History of the Popes: From the Close of the Middle Ages. Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor (1902)
"J The judicial proceedings against the crypto-Jews or Marana in the States ... Forty crypto-Jews in all were brought before the Court, the majority of whom ..."
3. Motors and Motor-driving by Alfred Harmsworth Northcliffe (1902)
"But although the Benz gear is not a true ' crypto,' as such gears are used upon several machines a few words about ..."
4. Georg Rudolf Weckherlin: The Embodiment of a Transitional Stage in German by Aaron Schaffer (1918)
"The former, artificial rhythm, or " crypto- **For fuller lists of secondary-accent possibilities and examples, cf. Bright and Miller: English Versification. ..."
5. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1838)
"crypto ; a prefix from the Greek ... In France, we hear sometimes of crypto-re'publicans, &c. ..."
6. A History of the Jews in England by Albert Montefiore Hyamson (1908)
"CHAPTER XVIII THE crypto-JEWS (1643-1655) CONTEMPORANEOUSLY with this phase through ... Of this colony of crypto-Jews the first in importance Antonio was ..."
7. The Jesuits, 1534-1921: A History of the Society of Jesus from Its by Thomas Joseph Campbell (1921)
"... of the Bull Regimini — Sketch of the Institute — crypto-Jesuits. THE name " Jesuit " has usually a sinister meaning in the minds of the misinformed. ..."