- 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)
Origin of crew1
Examples from the Web for crewed
Contemporary Examples of crewed
Strong evidence suggests that a Russian-supplied and crewed Buk antiaircraft missile shot down MH17.Russia’s Military Is Already in East Ukraine. Will There Be a Full-Scale Invasion?
August 2, 2014
The missile system most likely used to shoot down Malaysia Airline MH17 is common, lethal, and crewed by men with little training.The Missile That Likely Shot Down MH17
Chris Allbritton, Dave Majumdar
July 17, 2014
noun (sometimes functioning as plural)
Word Origin for crew
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.