What does Crook mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactornoun

    someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

  2. bend, crook, twist, turnnoun

    a circular segment of a curve

    "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"

  3. crook, shepherd's crookverb

    a long staff with one end being hook shaped

  4. crook, curveverb

    bend or cause to bend

    "He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crooknoun

    a bend, turn, or curve; curvature; flexure

    Etymology: [OE. croken; cf. Sw. krka, Dan. krge. See Crook, n.]

  2. Crooknoun

    any implement having a bent or crooked end

    Etymology: [OE. croken; cf. Sw. krka, Dan. krge. See Crook, n.]

  3. Crooknoun

    the staff used by a shepherd, the hook of which serves to hold a runaway sheep

    Etymology: [OE. croken; cf. Sw. krka, Dan. krge. See Crook, n.]

  4. Crooknoun

    a bishop's staff of office. Cf. Pastoral staff

    Etymology: [OE. croken; cf. Sw. krka, Dan. krge. See Crook, n.]

  5. Crooknoun

    a pothook

    Etymology: [OE. croken; cf. Sw. krka, Dan. krge. See Crook, n.]

  6. Crooknoun

    an artifice; trick; tricky device; subterfuge

    Etymology: [OE. croken; cf. Sw. krka, Dan. krge. See Crook, n.]

  7. Crooknoun

    a small tube, usually curved, applied to a trumpet, horn, etc., to change its pitch or key

    Etymology: [OE. croken; cf. Sw. krka, Dan. krge. See Crook, n.]

  8. Crooknoun

    a person given to fraudulent practices; an accomplice of thieves, forgers, etc

    Etymology: [OE. croken; cf. Sw. krka, Dan. krge. See Crook, n.]

  9. Crooknoun

    to turn from a straight line; to bend; to curve

    Etymology: [OE. croken; cf. Sw. krka, Dan. krge. See Crook, n.]

  10. Crooknoun

    to turn from the path of rectitude; to pervert; to misapply; to twist

    Etymology: [OE. croken; cf. Sw. krka, Dan. krge. See Crook, n.]

  11. Crookverb

    to bend; to curve; to wind; to have a curvature

    Etymology: [OE. croken; cf. Sw. krka, Dan. krge. See Crook, n.]

Freebase

  1. Crook

    Crook is a market town in County Durham, in the North East of England. It is situated about 10 miles south-west of Durham. Crook lies a couple of miles north of the River Wear, on the A690 from Durham. This turns into the A689 leading up into the scenic upper reaches of Weardale, through Wolsingham and Stanhope.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crook

    krōōk, n. a bend, anything bent: a curved tube used to lower the pitch of a cornet, &c.: the bending of the body in reverence: a staff bent at the end, as a shepherd's or bishop's: an artifice or trick: (Spens.) gibbet.—v.t. to bend or form into a hook: to turn from the straight line or from what is right.—v.i. to bend or be bent.—n. Crook′back (Shak.), a hunchback.—adj. Crook′backed; Crook′ed, bent like a crook: not straight: deviating from rectitude, perverse.—adv. Crook′edly.—n. Crook′edness.—adjs. Crook′-kneed; Crook′-shoul′dered.—A crook in the lot, any trial in one's experience. [Prob. Scand.; cf. Ice. krókr, Dan. krog.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. CROOK

    One who exceeds the speed limit in Law & Order Ave. A Misfit in the Straight and Narrow Way.

Entomology

  1. Crook

    the hook or recurved tip of the antenna in Hesperidae.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Crook in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Crook in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Crook in a Sentence

  1. Robyn Gershon:

    I notice a lot of people holding on the rails using their arms that are covered instead of their hands — like in the crook of the arm.

  2. Robyn Gershon:

    It's in many ways the lifeblood of New York City. You should recognize there are some risks, but those risks can be minimized. i notice a lot of people holding on the rails using their arms that are covered instead of their hands — like in the crook of the arm.

  3. Richard Weeks:

    If things are crook at Muswellbrook and there’s no work at Bourke what do you do? If things are crook at Tallarook and there’s no work at Bourke what do you do! ?

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Crook and crafty authority rules at a place where stupidity prevails because of the majority of people being selfish or fools.

  5. Thein Nyint:

    We can be sure they will uproot him by hook or by crook, so my best advice for him is 'resign from the speaker's position if you want to prevent further perils for you and your family'.

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Translations for Crook

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  • المحتالArabic
  • извивка, извивам, крадец, гегаBulgarian
  • Krücke, krümmen, Gauner, Ganove, Hirtenstab, KrummstabGerman
  • γκλίτσαGreek
  • curvar, cayado, enchuecar, torcedura, ladrón, ratero, ratera, truhán, truhana, doblar, torcer, doblez, curva, ladrona, curvidadSpanish
  • rikollinen, taive, koukistaa, konna, käyräsauvaFinnish
  • escroc, courbe, courber, arnaqueur, houletteFrench
  • crúcaIrish
  • maling, bajinganIndonesian
  • hirðingjastafur, þorpari, glæpamaðurIcelandic
  • ladro, truffatore, vincastro, furfante, pastoraleItalian
  • კავი, კაუჭიGeorgian
  • ವಂಚಕKannada
  • skurkNorwegian
  • afzetter, oplichter, oplichtster, bedriegster, zwendelaar, zwendelaarster, afzetster, bedriegerDutch
  • ladrão, ladraPortuguese
  • вор, сгибать, изгиб, плутRussian
  • lopovSerbo-Croatian
  • lopovSlovene

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    a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
    • A. bowel
    • B. integrity
    • C. purse
    • D. rogue

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