- the people who sail or operate a ship or boat.
- the common sailors of a ship's company.
- a particular gang of a ship's company.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of crew1
usage note for crew
OTHER WORDS FROM crewcrew·less, adjective
Words nearby crew
Definition for crew (2 of 3)
Definition for crew (3 of 3)
verb (used without object), crowed or for 1, (especially British), crew; crowed; crow·ing.
Origin of crow2
OTHER WORDS FROM crowcrow·er, nouncrow·ing·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for crew
The brokers then scout out potential “crew members” who can earn substantial discounts for working the journey.
Carlisle writes that the Air Force would want a crew ratio of 10 to one for each drone orbit during normal everyday operations.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says|Dave Majumdar|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Crew members had to cut through the ice on the streets to get shots.Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’|Jennie Yabroff|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And its crew had fought so hard for a Christmastime miracle that was not to be.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops|Michael Daly|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We also knew that once we hit the road, we would be paying our band and crew on a weekly basis.
But since the crew was emphatically ordered to leave, a respirator might not provide much safety.The Status Civilization|Robert Sheckley
The young midshipmen called the crew around them, after Needham took the helm.The Three Midshipmen|W.H.G. Kingston
The German lived constantly under the scrutiny of one or another of the crew.First on the Moon|Jeff Sutton
Hardly had Orde's first crew passed, however, when Heinzman's men began to break down the logs into the drive.The Riverman|Stewart Edward White
The coxswain waved his megaphone at our friends in a friendly fashion, and then gave his attention to his crew.The Eight-Oared Victors|Lester Chadwick
British Dictionary definitions for crew (1 of 5)
noun (sometimes functioning as plural)
Word Origin for crew
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Word Origin for crow
British Dictionary definitions for crew (5 of 5)
Derived forms of crowcrower, nouncrowingly, adverb
Word Origin for crow
Idioms and Phrases with crew
In addition to the idiom beginning with crow
- crown jewels
- crow over
- as the crow flies
- eat crow