Definitions for crook
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word crook.
criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactornoun
someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
bend, crook, twist, turnnoun
a circular segment of a curve
"a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
crook, shepherd's crookverb
a long staff with one end being hook shaped
bend or cause to bend
"He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: croc, French.
He left his crook, he left his flocks,
And wand’ring through the lonely rocks,
He nourish’d endless woe. Matthew Prior.
There fall those saphire-colour’d brooks,
Which, conduit like, with curious crooks,
Sweet islands make in that sweet land. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
Etymology: crocher, French.
It is highly probable, that this disease proceeds from a redundant acidity, because vinegar will soften and crook tender bones. John Arbuthnot, on Diet.
Whatsoever affairs pass such a man’s hands, he crooketh them to his own ends; which must needs be often eccentrick to the ends of his master or state. Francis Bacon, Essay 24.
A crook is typically used to describe someone who is dishonest, involved in illegal activities, or thieves. It can also refer to a curved or bent shape, such as the shepherd's crook, a long staff with a curved top.
a bend, turn, or curve; curvature; flexure
any implement having a bent or crooked end
the staff used by a shepherd, the hook of which serves to hold a runaway sheep
a bishop's staff of office. Cf. Pastoral staff
an artifice; trick; tricky device; subterfuge
a small tube, usually curved, applied to a trumpet, horn, etc., to change its pitch or key
a person given to fraudulent practices; an accomplice of thieves, forgers, etc
to turn from a straight line; to bend; to curve
to turn from the path of rectitude; to pervert; to misapply; to twist
to bend; to curve; to wind; to have a curvature
Etymology: [OE. croken; cf. Sw. krka, Dan. krge. See Crook, n.]
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
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
One who exceeds the speed limit in Law & Order Ave. A Misfit in the Straight and Narrow Way.
the hook or recurved tip of the antenna in Hesperidae.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Crook is ranked #2484 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Crook surname appeared 14,526 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Crook.
83.2% or 12,097 total occurrences were White.
11.3% or 1,644 total occurrences were Black.
2.1% or 312 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.7% or 250 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.8% or 128 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.6% or 94 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of crook in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of crook in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I earned everything I've got.
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! ?
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'.
Well, I'm not a crook.
You can be a crook or be asked to lie. I have seen so many people lying and making mistakes on camera ... People only care about spicy stories.
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Translations for crook
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- извивка, гега, извивам, крадецBulgarian
- Hirtenstab, krümmen, Ganove, Krücke, Krummstab, GaunerGerman
- torcer, torcedura, doblez, ratero, ladrona, ladrón, curvidad, ratera, curva, truhán, enchuecar, truhana, cayado, curvar, doblarSpanish
- käyräsauva, konna, koukistaa, taive, rikollinenFinnish
- courber, arnaqueur, courbe, escroc, houletteFrench
- maling, bajinganIndonesian
- þorpari, glæpamaður, hirðingjastafurIcelandic
- pastorale, furfante, ladro, truffatore, vincastroItalian
- კაუჭი, კავიGeorgian
- afzetster, bedrieger, zwendelaarster, bedriegster, oplichtster, oplichter, afzetter, zwendelaarDutch
- ladra, ladrãoPortuguese
- вор, изгиб, сгибать, плутRussian
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