campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort(noun)
a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
"he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims
crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate(verb)
exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
"The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
go on a crusade; fight a holy war
Any of the military expedition undertaken by the Christians of Europe in the 11th to 13th centuries to reconquest the Levant from the Muslims
A grand concerted effort toward some purportedly worthy cause.
To make a grand concerted effort toward some purportedly worthy cause.
He crusaded against similar injustices for the rest of his life.
One of a series of ostensibly religious campaigns by Christian forces from the 11th to the 13th century, mostly to capture the Holy Land from the Muslims who occupied it.
Origin: From croisade, from cruciata, past participle of crucio, from crux
any one of the military expeditions undertaken by Christian powers, in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries, for the recovery of the Holy Land from the Mohammedans
any enterprise undertaken with zeal and enthusiasm; as, a crusade against intemperance
a Portuguese coin. See Crusado
to engage in a crusade; to attack in a zealous or hot-headed manner
Origin: [F. croisade, fr. Pr. crozada, or Sp cruzada, or It. crociata, from a verb signifying to take the cross, mark one's self with a cross, fr. L. crux cross; or possibly taken into English directly fr. Pr. Cf. Croisade, Crosado, and see Cross.]
Crusade is an American spin-off TV show from J. Michael Straczynski's Babylon 5. Its plot is set in AD 2267, five years after the events of Babylon 5, and just after the movie A Call to Arms. A race called the Drakh have released a nanovirus plague on Earth, which will destroy all life on Earth within five years if it is not stopped. To that end, the Victory class destroyer Excalibur has been sent out to look for anything that could help the search for a cure.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kroo-sād′, n. a military expedition under the banner of the cross to recover the Holy Land from the Turks: any daring or romantic undertaking.—v.i. to go on a crusade.—n. Crusad′er, one engaged in a crusade. [Fr. croisade—Prov. crozada—croz, a cross—L. crux, a cross.]
The numerical value of crusade in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of crusade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Forget the fact that Muslims killed Catholic pilgrims before the first crusade began.
By signing Right to Work into law, Gov. Walker continues his crusade on the hard-working, middle-class families of Wisconsin.
This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while, and the American people must be patient. I'm going to be patient.
The thirst for adventure is the vent which Destiny offers a war, a crusade, a gold mine, a new country, speak to the imagination and offer swing and play to the confined powers.
The notion of political correctness . declares certain topics. certain expressions . even certain gestures off-limits. What began as a crusade for civility has soured into a cause of conflict and even censorship.
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Translations for crusade
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- حرب صليبيةArabic
- кръстоносен походBulgarian
- croadaCatalan, Valencian
- křížová výprava, kruciátaCzech
- Kreuzzug, FeldzugGerman
- ristiretki, olla, kampanjoida, taistellaFinnish
- խաչակրաց արշավանքArmenian
- krusta karšLatvian
- kruċjati, krusadiMaltese
- krosstog, korstog, krossferdNorwegian Nynorsk
- крестовый походRussian
- križiacka výpravaSlovak
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