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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cru•sadekruˈseɪd(n.; v.)-sad•ed, -sad•ing.

  1. (n.)(often cap.) any of the military expeditions undertaken by the Christians of Europe in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries to recover the Holy Land from the Muslims.

    Category: Western History

  2. any war carried on under papal sanction.

    Category: Western History

  3. any vigorous movement on behalf of a cause.

  4. (v.i.)to go on or engage in a crusade.

Origin of crusade:

1570–80; earlier croisade < MF. See cross , -ade1

cru•sad′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. Crusade(verb)

    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

  3. 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"

  4. crusade(verb)

    go on a crusade; fight a holy war

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. crusade(noun)ˈseɪd

    a long-term determined effort to change sth

    his crusade to reform the school system

Wiktionary

  1. crusade(Noun)

    Any of the military expedition undertaken by the Christians of Europe in the 11th to 13th centuries to reconquest the Levant from the Muslims

  2. crusade(Noun)

    A grand concerted effort toward some purportedly worthy cause.

  3. crusade(Verb)

    To make a grand concerted effort toward some purportedly worthy cause.

    He crusaded against similar injustices for the rest of his life.

  4. Crusade(ProperNoun)

    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.

  5. Origin: From croisade, from cruciata, past participle of crucio, from crux

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crusade(noun)

    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

  2. Crusade(noun)

    any enterprise undertaken with zeal and enthusiasm; as, a crusade against intemperance

  3. Crusade(noun)

    a Portuguese coin. See Crusado

  4. Crusade(verb)

    to engage in a crusade; to attack in a zealous or hot-headed manner

Freebase

  1. Crusade

    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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

crusade(noun)

Medieval wars against the Muslims in the Middle Ages, led by Christian kings.

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