- 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)
- crevalle jack,
- creve coeur,
- crew chief,
- crew cut,
- crew neck,
- crew sock,
Origin of crew1
verb (used without object), crowed or for 1, (especially British), crew; crowed; crow·ing.
Origin of crow2
Examples 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
noun (sometimes functioning as plural)
Word Origin for crew
Word Origin for crow
Word Origin for crow
mid-15c., "group of soldiers," from Middle French crue (Old French creue) "an increase, recruit, military reinforcement," from fem. past participle of creistre "grow," from Latin crescere "arise, grow" (see crescent). Meaning "people acting or working together" is first attested 1560s. "Gang of men on a warship" is from 1690s. Crew-cut first attested 1938, so called because the style originally was adopted by boat crews at Harvard and Yale.
Indian tribe of the American Midwest, the name is a rough translation of their own name, Apsaruke.
Old English crawe, imitative of bird's cry. Phrase eat crow is perhaps based on the notion that the bird is edible when boiled but hardly agreeable; first attested 1851, American English, but said to date to War of 1812 (Walter Etecroue turns up 1361 in the Calendar of Letter Books of the City of London). Crow's foot "wrinkle around the corner of the eye" is late 14c. Phrase as the crow flies first recorded 1800.
Old English crawian "make a loud noise like a crow" (see crow (n.)); sense of "exult in triumph" is 1520s, perhaps in part because the English crow is a carrion-eater. Related: Crowed; crowing.
In addition to the idiom beginning with crow
- crown jewels
- crow over
- as the crow flies
- eat crow