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crew Explained

crew at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


crew at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1437, from O.Fr. creue "an increase, recruit, military reinforcement," from fem. pp. of creistre "grow," from L. crescare "arise, grow." Meaning "people acting or working together" is first attested 1570. "Gang of men on a warship" is from 1692. Crew-cut first attested 1938, so called because the style was originally adopted by boat crews at Harvard and Yale. ///

crew at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3S3 n [Date: 1500-1600; Origin: crew 'additional soldiers, reinforcements' (15-16 centuries), from Old French creue 'increase', from creistre; CRESCENT]//
1 [C] all the people who work on a ship or plane: --The plane crashed, killing two of the crew and four passengers.// crew of// --He joined the crew of a large fishing boat.// --a crew member //
2 [C] a group of people working together with special skills: --a TV camera crew// ground crew//
3 [singular] a group of people or friends - often used to show disapproval: --a motley crew of students// --Do you still hang out with the same crew ?//
4 [C] a team of people who compete in rowing races: --Who will be on the college crew?//
5 [C] informal a group of musicians, especially in garage music:
crew 2 v [I and T] to be part of the crew on a boat// --The boat is crewed by ten men.//

CREW at English => English (Abklex) Of Explained:

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crew at German => English Of Explained:


crew at German => English Of Explained:


crew at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

107 Moby Thesaurus words for "crew":
aerial photographer, age group, aggregation, aircrew, aircrewman,
assembly, avigator, band, battalion, belly gunner, bevy, body,
bombardier, brigade, bunch, cabal, cadre, camarilla, cast, cell,
charmed circle, circle, clan, clique, closed circle, cluster,
cohort, collection, company, complement, congregation, contingent,
corps, coterie, covey, crew chief, crowd, detachment, detail,
division, eight, eleven, elite, elite group, employees, faction,
first string, first team, five, fleet, flight attendant,
flight crew, force, gang, group, grouping, groupment, gunner, help,
hired help, hostess, in-group, ingroup, inner circle, junta, junto,
machine gunner, men, meteorologist, mob, movement, navigator, nine,
out-group, outfit, pack, party, peer group, personnel, phalanx,
platoon, posse, regiment, reserves, retinue, ring, rowing crew,
salon, second string, second team, servantry, set, squad, stable,
staff, steward, stewardess, string, team, the help, third string,
tribe, troop, troupe, varsity, we-group, wing

Crew at German => English Of Explained:

Crew [kruː]nsf

crew at Polish => English Of Explained:


crew at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Assemblage): {Group}: crowd, throng, group, flood, rush, deluge, rabble, mob, press, horde, body, tribe, crew, gang, knot, squad, band, party, swarm, shoal, school, covey, flock, herd, drove, bunch, drive, force, roundup , array, bevy, galaxy, corps, company, troop, troupe, task force, army, regiment, combatants, host, multitude, clan, brotherhood, fraternity, sorority, association, party, volley, storm, cloud, group, cluster, clump.

[N] (Party): party, faction, side, denomination, crew, band, horde, posse, phalanx, family, clan, team, community, fellowship, confraternity, brotherhood, sisterhood, gang, clique, ring, circle, group, crowd.

crew at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
1 [C+sing./pl. v.] all the people working on a ship, plane, etc:
None of the passengers and crew were injured. * crew members * a change of crew in Bombay
2 [C+sing./pl. v.] all the people working on a ship, plane etc. except the officers who are in charge:
the officers and crew
3 [C+sing./pl. v.] a group of people with special technical skills working together:
a film / camera crew * an ambulance crew
see also GROUND CREW
4 [sing.] (usually disapproving) a group of people:
The people she invited were a pretty motley crew (= a strange mix of types of people).
5 [C+sing./pl. v.] a team of people who row boats in races:
a member of the Cambridge crew
6 [U] (AmE) the sport of rowing with other people in a boat:
I'm thinking of going out for crew this semester (= joining the rowing team).
verb to be part of a crew, especially on a ship: [VN] Normally the boat is crewed by five people. * [V] I crewed for him on his yacht last summer.

CREW at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

orded. CDs are played on a special machine called a CD player. CD is an abbreviation for 'compact disc'.(AmE CD / ROM) noun
[C, U] a CD on which large amounts of information, sound and pictures can be stored, for use on a computer (an abbreviation for 'compact disc read-only memory'):
The softwa

Crew at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Crew \Crew\ (kr?), n. (Zo["o]l.)
The Manx shearwater.

Crew \Crew\ (kr?), n. [From older accrue accession,
re?n?orcement, hence, company, crew; the first syllable being
misunderstood as the indefinite article. See {Accrue},
1. A company of people associated together; an assemblage; a

There a noble crew Of lords and ladies stood on
every side. --Spenser.

Faithful to whom? to thy rebellious crew? --Milton.

2. The company of seamen who man a ship, vessel, or at; the
company belonging to a vessel or a boat.

Note: The word crew, in law, is ordinarily used as equivalent
to ship's company, including master and other officers.
When the master and other officers are excluded, the
context always shows it. --Story. Burrill.

3. In an extended sense, any small body of men associated for
a purpose; a gang; as (Naut.), the carpenter's crew; the
boatswain's crew.

Syn: Company; band; gang; horde; mob; herd; throng; party.

Crew \Crew\ (kr?),
imp. of {Crow}.

Crow \Crow\ (kr?), v. i. [imp. {Crew} (kr?) or {Crowed} (kr?d);
p. p. {Crowed} ({Crown} (kr?n), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n.
{Crowing}.] [AS. cr?wan; akin to D. kraijen, G. kr?hen, cf.
Lith. groti to croak. [root]24. Cf. {Crake}.]
1. To make the shrill sound characteristic of a cock, either
in joy, gayety, or defiance. ``The cock had crown.''

The morning cock crew loud. --Shak.

2. To shout in exultation or defiance; to brag.

3. To utter a sound expressive of joy or pleasure.

The sweetest little maid, That ever crowed for
kisses. --Tennyson.

{To crow over}, to exult over a vanquished antagonist.

Sennacherib crowing over poor Jerusalem. --Bp. Hall.

crew at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v : serve as a crew member on

n 1: the men who man a ship or aircraft
2: an organized group of workmen [syn: {gang}, {work party}]
3: an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the
same crowd" [syn: {crowd}, {gang}, {bunch}]
4: the team of men manning a racing shell

crew at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: enPR » kroo͞, Inter: IPA » /kɹuː/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /krU:/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-crew.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » uː
  • Inter: homophones » Crewe|cru

    Etymology 1

    from Inter: etyl » enm|en, from Inter: etyl » fro|en Inter: term » creue||lang=fro|an increase, recruit, military reinforcement, the feminine past participle of Inter: term » creistre||lang=fro|grow, from Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » crescere|crescere|lang=la|to arise, grow


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A group of people (often staff) manning and operating a large facility or piece of equipment such as a factory, ship, boat, or airplane
    1. : If you need help, please contact a member of the crew.
    2. : The crews of the two ships got into a fight.
    3. Inter: context » plural: crew A member of the crew of a vessel or plant
    4. : One crew died in the accident.
    5. Inter: nautical » plural: crew A member of a ship's company who is not an officer
    6. : The officers and crew assembled on the deck.
    7. : ''There are quarters for three officers and five crew.
    8. Inter: art » s The group of workers on a dramatic production who are not part of the cast
    9. : There are a lot of carpenters in the crew!
    10. : The crews for different movies would all come down to the bar at night.
    11. Inter: arts » plural: crew A worker on a dramatic production who is not part of the cast
    12. : There were three actors and six crew on the set.
    13. A group of people working together on a task
    14. : The crews competed to cut the most timber.
    15. Inter: informal » often|_|derogatory A close group of friends
    16. : Id look out for that whole crew down at Jack's.''
    17. Inter: often » _|derogatory A set of individuals lumped together by the speaker
    18. 1861 William Weston Patton, (version of) John Browns Body''
    19. : He captured Harper’s Ferry, with his nineteen men so few,
    20. : And frightened "Old Virginny" till she trembled thru and thru;
    21. : They hung him for a traitor, they themselves the traitor crew,
    22. : But his soul is marching on.
    23. Inter: quote-book » 1950|Bernard Nicholas Schilling|Conservative England and the Case Against Voltaire|page=266|url=

    |passage=Malignant principles bear fruit in kind and the Revolution did no more than practice what men had been taught by the abandoned crew of philosophers.
  • Inter: slang » hip-hop A hip-hop group
  • Inter: quote-book » 2003|Jennifer Guglielmo & Salvatore Salerno|Are Italians White?|page=150|url=|isbn=0415934508

  • |passage=We decided we needed another rapper in the crew and spent months looking.
    1. Inter: sports » rowing|uncountable The sport of competitive rowing.
    2. Inter: quote-book » 1989|Category: w - :Benjamin Spock|Benjamin Spock & Mary Morgan|Spock on Spock|url=|page=71|isbn=0394578139

    |passage=Two Andover classmates, Al Wilson and Al Lindley, both went out for crew in our freshman year at Yale.
  • Inter: rowin » g A rowing team manning a single shell.
  • Inter: quote-book » 1888|Category: w - :Walter Bradford Woodgate|W.B. Woodgate|Boating|url=|page=71

  • |passage=If a crew feather much under water, it is a good plan to seat them in a row on a bench, and give each man a stick to handle as an oar.

    Image:STS-87_crew_1.jpg|Crew of a spaceship
    Image:Toronto female rowing team.jpg|Crew of a rowing shell
    Image:ScottKalittaDragsterPits.jpg|Crew working on a race car
    Image:Daara J.jpg|A hip-hop crew
    * Inter: sense » group manning a vessel ship's company, all hands, complement
    • Inter: sense » member of a crew crewer, member; nautical only: sailor, seaman
    • Inter: sense » non-officer ship worker seaman
    • Inter: sense » non-cast dramatic personnel staff, stagehand
    • Inter: sense » group engaged in a task team, gang
    • Inter: sense » social group clique, gang, pack, crowd, bunch, lot Inter: qualifier » UK; posse
    • Inter: sense » group lumped together crowd, flock, lot, gang
    • Inter: sense » hip-hop group posse, band, group
      Derived terms
      * crew cut
    • crewless
    • crewman
    • crew mate
    • ground crew/groundcrew
    • motley crew
    • skeleton crew
      Inter: trans-top » group of people operating a large facility or piece of equipment
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|екипаж|m
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|tripulació|f
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|obsluha|f, Inter: t- » cs|posádka|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|bemanning|f, Inter: t+ » nl|ploeg|f
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|ŝipanaro
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|miehistö Inter: qualifier » means of transport, Inter: t- » fi|käyttöhenkilöstö Inter: qualifier » industrial plant
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|équipage|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Besatzung|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|squadra|f
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|승무원|tr=seungmuwon|sc=Hang Inter: qualifier » means of transport
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|экипаж|m|tr=ekipáž, Inter: t+ » ru|команда|f|tr=kománda
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|посада|f
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|posada|f|alt=pȍsada
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|tripulación|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » non-officer nautical personnel
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|екипаж|m
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|marineria|f
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|posádka|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Mannschaft|f Inter: qualifier » as a group
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|ciurma|f, Inter: t+ » it|equipaggio|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|일반선원|tr=ilban-seonwon|sc=Hang, Inter: t+ » ko|수병|tr=subyeong|sc=Hang Inter: qualifier » naval
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|посада|f|tr=pósada, Inter: t- » mk|екипаж|m|tr=ekipáž
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|sgioba|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|grumete|m
  • Tok Pisin: Inter: t- » tpi|boskru

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » group of people working on common task
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|equip|m
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|pracovní Inter: t+ » cs|skupina|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|ploeg|f, Inter: t+ » nl|team|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|joukkue
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|équipe|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Stab|m, Inter: t+ » de|Kolonne|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|squadra|f
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|일단|tr=ildan|sc=Hang
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|екипа|f|tr=ekípa, Inter: t- » mk|тајфа|f|tr=tájfa
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|equipo|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » non-actor members of a theatrical stage production
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|kulisáci|m|p, Inter: t- » cs|technici|m|p
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|technisch theaterpersoneel
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|avustaja|p|alt=avustajat

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|troupe|f, Inter: t+ » it|staff|m
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|스태프|tr=seutaepeu|sc=Hang

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » member of a crew
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|tripulant|m
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|člen|m Inter: t- » cs|posádka|f|alt=posádky
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|bemanningslid|n, Inter: t- » nl|teamlid|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|miehistö|alt=miehistön Inter: t+ » fi|jäsen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|일원|tr=ilwon|sc=Hang
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|tripulante|m
  • Tok Pisin: Inter: t- » tpi|boskru

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » informal: social group, gang
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|компания|f, Inter: t+ » bg|тайфа|f
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|banda|f, Inter: t- » ca|colla|f
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|banda|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|gezelschap|n, Inter: t+ » nl|ploeg|f, Inter: t+ » nl|team|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sakki

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Haufen|m
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|banda|f, Inter: t+ » it|cricca|f
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|패거리|tr=paegeori|sc=Hang
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|банда|f|tr=bánda

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » group lumped together by speaker
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Haufen|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|folla|f, Inter: t+ » it|gente|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » cmn: 机务人员
    • Inter: ttbc » gl: equipaxe, equipo, grupo
    • Inter: ttbc » el: συνεργείο (sinergío) {{n}}
    • Inter: ttbc » he: צוות (tzevet) {{m}}

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » id: awak
  • Inter: ttbc » ia: equipage, equipa, gruppo
  • Inter: ttbc » ja: クルー (kurū)
  • Inter: ttbc » no: mannskap
  • Inter: ttbc » pt: tripulação
  • Inter: ttbc » sl: posadka, ekipa
  • Inter: ttbc » es: tripulación, equipaje, equipo, grupo
  • Inter: ttbc » sv: besättning
  • Inter: ttbc » vo: skip Inter: qualifier » crew on a ship, yunanef Inter: qualifier » group of people

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: transitive » _|and|_|intransitive To be a member of a vessel's crew
    1. : We crewed together on a fishing boat last year.
    2. : The ship was crewed by fifty sailors.
    3. To be a member of a work or production crew
    4. : The film was crewed and directed by students.
    5. To supply workers or sailors for a crew
    6. Inter: quote-book » 2003|Kirk C. Jenkins|The Battle Rages Higher|isbn=0813122813|page=42|url=

    |passage= Steele crewed the boat with men from his own regiment and volunteers from John Wood's detachment.
  • Inter: nautica » l To do the proper work of a sailor
  • : The crewing of the vessel before the crash was deficient.
  • Inter: nautica » l To take on, recruit (new) crew
  • Inter: quote-news » 1967|January||Tampa|The Pilot|page=30|url=

  • |passage=The two ships will be crewing in the latter half of September.
    Derived terms
    * crewer
    • uncrewed
    • crew up
      Inter: trans-top » To be a member of a crew
    • Dutch: (in een bemanning/aan boord) dienen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To supply workers or sailors for a crew
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|bemannen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|επανδρώνω

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To take a crew
    • Dutch: een bemanning werven

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 2


  • Inter: Britis » h Inter: past of » crow To have made the characteristic sound of a rooster.
    1. : It was still dark when the cock crew.

      Etymology 3

      Probably of Inter: etyl » cel-bry|en origin.


      Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: British » dialectal A pen for livestock such as chickens or pigs
  • Inter: quote-book » 2004|Category: w - :Gillian Cross|Gillian Cross|On the Edge|page=7|url=|isbn=0192753711

  • |passage=Between the shippon and the pig-crew, with the wind blowing over from the vegetable ground.

    See also

    * Category: Appendix:Dictionary notes/crew -
    • Inter: pedialite » Crew (disambiguation)|Crew

    Category: Category:English politically correct terms -
    Translation: ar » crew
    Translation: cs » crew
    Translation: cy » crew
    Translation: de » crew
    Translation: et » crew
    Translation: el » crew
    Translation: eo » crew
    Translation: fr » crew
    Translation: gl » crew
    Translation: ko » crew
    Translation: io » crew
    Translation: id » crew
    Translation: it » crew
    Translation: kn » crew
    Translation: lo » crew
    Translation: lt » crew
    Translation: li » crew
    Translation: hu » crew
    Translation: ml » crew
    Translation: my » crew
    Translation: nl » crew
    Translation: ja » crew
    Translation: pl » crew
    Translation: ru » crew
    Translation: fi » crew
    Translation: sv » crew
    Translation: ta » crew
    Translation: te » crew
    Translation: zh » crew