What does crook mean?

Definitions for crook

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word crook.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactor(noun)

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

  2. bend, crook, twist, turn(noun)

    a circular segment of a curve

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

  3. crook, shepherd's crook(verb)

    a long staff with one end being hook shaped

  4. crook, curve(verb)

    bend or cause to bend

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crook(noun)

    a bend, turn, or curve; curvature; flexure

  2. Crook(noun)

    any implement having a bent or crooked end

  3. Crook(noun)

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

  4. Crook(noun)

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

  5. Crook(noun)

    a pothook

  6. Crook(noun)

    an artifice; trick; tricky device; subterfuge

  7. Crook(noun)

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

  8. Crook(noun)

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

  9. Crook(noun)

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

  10. Crook(noun)

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

  11. Crook(verb)

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

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


  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.

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  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. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    Well, I'm not a crook.

  2. Buckminster Fuller:

    Better a crook you know than one you don't.

  3. Professor Irwin Corey:

    I don't believe Spiro Agnew is a crook. If he was a crook, he'd still be in office.

  4. Abu Serdanah:

    I have never been into a police station and have never made troubles. Now Im like a fugitive crook.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A crook and crafty rules the place where the majority of the population is either hypocrites or fools.

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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
  • skurkNorwegian
  • afzetter, oplichter, oplichtster, bedriegster, zwendelaar, zwendelaarster, afzetster, bedriegerDutch
  • ladrão, ladraPortuguese
  • вор, сгибать, изгибRussian
  • lopovSerbo-Croatian
  • lopovSlovene

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