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crew    : [kr'u]
Crew \Crew\ (kr[udd]),
imp. of {Crow}.
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Crew \Crew\ (kr[udd]), n. (Zool.)
The Manx shearwater.
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Crew \Crew\ (kr[udd]), n. [From older accrue accession,
reenforcement, hence, company, crew; the first syllable being
misunderstood as the indefinite article. See {Accrue},
1. A company of people associated together; an assemblage; a
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There a noble crew
Of lords and ladies stood on every side. --Spenser.
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Faithful to whom? to thy rebellious crew? --Milton.
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2. The company of seamen who man a ship, vessel, or at; the
company belonging to a vessel or a boat.
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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.
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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.
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Crow \Crow\ (kr[=o]), v. i. [imp. {Crew} (kr[udd]) or {Crowed}
(kr[=o]d); p. p. {Crowed} ({Crown} (kr[=o]n), Obs.); p. pr. &
vb. n. {Crowing}.] [AS. cr[=a]wan; akin to D. kraijen, G.
kr[aum]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."
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The morning cock crew loud. --Shak.
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2. To shout in exultation or defiance; to brag.
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3. To utter a sound expressive of joy or pleasure.
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The sweetest little maid,
That ever crowed for kisses. --Tennyson.
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{To crow over}, to exult over a vanquished antagonist.
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Sennacherib crowing over poor Jerusalem. --Bp. Hall.
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n 1: the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)
2: an organized group of workmen [synonym: {gang}, {crew}, {work
3: an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the
same crowd" [synonym: {crowd}, {crew}, {gang}, {bunch}]
4: the team of men manning a racing shell
v 1: serve as a crew member on

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

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