verb (used without object), cru·sad·ed, cru·sad·ing.
Origin of crusade
Related formscru·sad·er, nounnon·cru·sad·ing, adjectivepost-Cru·sade, adjectivepre-Cru·sade, adjective
Examples from the Web for crusades
And Bossie will once again be in the thick of it, all the more dangerous for having learned from his past crusades.
She spoke no English but because of my Hindi, I was able to go over and hear stories about her life and her crusades.
The Road to Jerusalemby Jan Guillou An epic novel about love and war during the Crusades.
Yet Spitzer alone was able to use both attributes for his crusades.
Sometimes their quarrels have as much virtue as our crusades.Religious Education in the Family|Henry F. Cope
The Crusades had a favourable influence on the intellectual state of the Western nations.
The crusades, so long as they were a novelty, were not without result.A History of American Christianity|Leonard Woolsey Bacon
I consider the smaller masonry of the upper part to be of the time of the Crusades or Saracenic.Jerusalem Explored, Volume I--Text|Ermete Pierotti
Among all the enterprises, none were more wild and wicked than those which are called the "Crusades of the children."The Hand of Providence|J. H. Ward
British Dictionary definitions for crusades
Derived Formscrusader, noun
Word Origin for crusade
Culture definitions for crusades
A series of wars fought from the late eleventh through the thirteenth centuries, in which European kings and warriors set out to gain control of the lands in which Jesus lived, known as the Holy Land. At that time, these areas were held by Muslims. The Crusaders conquered Jerusalem (see also Jerusalem) in 1099 but failed to secure the Holy Land, and they were driven out by the late thirteenth century. Nevertheless, the Crusades had several lasting results, including the exposure of Europeans to the goods, technology, and customs of Asia.