What does CROW mean?

Definitions for CROWkroʊ

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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"


  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

  8. Origin: [AS. crwe a crow (in sense 1); akin to D. kraai, G. krhe; cf. Icel. krka crow. So named from its cry, from AS. crwan to crow. See Crow, v. i. ]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crow

    krō, n. a large bird, generally black, of the genus Corvus, which includes magpies, nut-crackers, jays, choughs, &c.: the cry of a cock: a crow-bar.—v.i. to croak: to cry as a cock, in joy or defiance: to boast, swagger (with over):—pa.t. crew (krōō) or crowed; pa.p. crowed.—ns. Crow′-bar, a large iron bar mostly bent at the end, to be used as a lever; Crow′-berr′y, a small creeping shrub, producing small black berries; Crow′-flow′er (Shak.), perhaps the same as Crow′foot, a common weed, the flower of which is like a crow's foot, the buttercup: crow's-foot: a number of lines rove through a long wooden block, supporting the backbone of an awning horizontally; Crow′-keep′er (Shak.), a scarecrow; Crow′-quill, a pen made of the quill of a crow, &c., for fine writing or etching; Crow's′-bill, Crow′-bill (surg.), a kind of forceps for extracting bullets, &c., from wounds; Crow's′-foot, one of the wrinkles produced by age, spreading out from the corners of the eyes: (mil.) a caltrop; Crow's′-nest (naut.), a shelter at the top-gallant mast-head of whalers for the man on the lookout.—n.pl. Crow′-steps (see Corbie).—n. Crow′-toe (Milt.), probably the same as Crowfoot.—As the crow flies, in a straight line; Eat crow, or boiled crow, to be forced to do something very disagreeable; Have a crow to pluck with, to have something to settle with some one. [A.S. crawe, a crow, crawan, to cry like a cock; imit.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. CROW

    A bird that never complains without caws.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CROW in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CROW in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. French Proverb:

    A crow is no whiter for being washed.

  2. Japanese Proverb:

    The crow that mimics a cormorant is drowned.

  3. Charles Krauthammer:

    A three-year diet of rubber chicken and occasional crow.

  4. Theodosia Garrison:

    At first cock-crow the ghosts must go Back to their quiet graves below.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Intellectual is a parrot; wise man is a crow. One is repetitive; other is creative!

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