Definitions for CROWkroʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

crowkroʊ(n.)

  1. any of various large, stout-billed, usu. gregarious songbirds of the genus Corvus (family Corvidae), typically black or drab-colored, and nearly worldwide in distribution.

    Category: Ornithology

  2. any of several other birds of the family Corvidae.

    Category: Ornithology

  3. Category: Building Trades

    Ref: crowbar .

Idioms for crow:

  1. as the crow flies,in a straight line; by the most direct route.

    Category: Idiom

  2. eat crow, to be forced to admit one's mistake; suffer humiliation.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

Origin of crow:

bef. 900; ME crowe, OE crāwe, crāwa, akin to OS krāia, OHG chrāwa, chrāja

crowkroʊ(v.)crowed; crew; crowed; crow•ing

  1. (v.i.)to utter the characteristic cry of a rooster.

  2. to gloat or exult (often fol. by over).

  3. to boast or brag.

  4. to utter an inarticulate cry of pleasure.

  5. (n.)the cry of a rooster.

  6. an inarticulate cry of pleasure.

Origin of crow:

bef. 1000; ME; OE crāwan; see crow1

crow′er(n.)

Crowkroʊ(n.)(pl.)Crows; Crow.

  1. a member of a Plains Indian people of the Yellowstone River drainage basin in Montana and N Wyoming.

    Category: Peoples

  2. the Siouan language of the Crow.

    Category: Peoples

Origin of Crow:

1795–1805; trans. of North American F (gens des) Corbeaux Raven (people), literal trans. of Crow apsá·loke a Crow Indian

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crow(noun)

    black birds having a raucous call

  2. crow(noun)

    the cry of a cock (or an imitation of it)

  3. Crow(noun)

    a member of the Siouan people formerly living in eastern Montana

  4. Corvus, Crow(noun)

    a small quadrilateral constellation in the southern hemisphere near Virgo

  5. brag, bragging, crow, crowing, vaporing, line-shooting, gasconade(noun)

    an instance of boastful talk

    "his brag is worse than his fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"

  6. Crow(verb)

    a Siouan language spoken by the Crow

  7. gloat, triumph, crow(verb)

    dwell on with satisfaction

  8. crow(verb)

    express pleasure verbally

    "She crowed with joy"

  9. crow(verb)

    utter shrill sounds

    "The cocks crowed all morning"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. crow(noun)ʊ

    a large black bird

  2. crow(verb)ʊ

    (of a rooster) to make a loud sound

    roosters crowing at sunrise

Wiktionary

  1. Crow(ProperNoun)

    A Native American tribe.

  2. Crow(ProperNoun)

    The Siouan language of this tribe.

  3. Origin: crowen, from crawan, from krāhanan (compare Dutch kraaien, German krähen), from greh₂- ‘to caw, croak’ (compare Lithuanian gróti, Russian граять). Related to croak.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crow(verb)

    to make the shrill sound characteristic of a cock, either in joy, gayety, or defiance

  2. Crow(verb)

    to shout in exultation or defiance; to brag

  3. Crow(verb)

    to utter a sound expressive of joy or pleasure

  4. Crow(verb)

    a bird, usually black, of the genus Corvus, having a strong conical beak, with projecting bristles. It has a harsh, croaking note. See Caw

  5. Crow(verb)

    a bar of iron with a beak, crook, or claw; a bar of iron used as a lever; a crowbar

  6. Crow(verb)

    the cry of the cock. See Crow, v. i., 1

  7. Crow(verb)

    the mesentery of a beast; -- so called by butchers

Freebase

  1. Crow

    Crows form the genus Corvus in the family Corvidae. Ranging in size from the relatively small pigeon-size jackdaws to the Common Raven of the Holarctic region and Thick-billed Raven of the highlands of Ethiopia, the 40 or so members of this genus occur on all temperate continents except for South America, and several islands. In Europe the word "crow" is used to refer to the Carrion Crow or the Hooded Crow, while in North America it is used for the American Crow or the Northwestern Crow. The crow genus makes up a third of the species in the Corvidae family. Crows appear to have evolved in Asia from the corvid stock, which had evolved in Australia. The collective name for a group of crows is a flock or a murder. Recent research has found some crow species capable of not only tool use but also tool construction and meta-tool use. Crows are now considered to be among the world's most intelligent animals with an encephalization quotient approaching that of some apes. The Jackdaw and the European Magpie have been found to have a nidopallium approximately the same relative size as the functionally equivalent neocortex in chimpanzees and humans, and significantly larger than is found in the gibbon.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. CROW

    A bird that never complains without caws.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

crow(noun)

the name given to a number of large birds, generally black.

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