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Definitions for crude
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petroleum, crude oil, crude, rock oil, fossil oil, oiladjective
a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
not carefully or expertly made
"managed to make a crude splint"; "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them"; "rough carpentry"
crude, earthy, gross, vulgaradjective
conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
"coarse language"; "a crude joke"; "crude behavior"; "an earthy sense of humor"; "a revoltingly gross expletive"; "a vulgar gesture"; "full of language so vulgar it should have been edited"
unrefined, unprocessed, crudeadjective
not refined or processed
"unrefined ore"; "crude oil"
crude, primitive, rudeadjective
belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness
"the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man"; "primitive movies of the 1890s"; "primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains"
blunt, crude(a), stark(a)adjective
devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
"the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"
not processed or subjected to analysis
"raw data"; "the raw cost of production"; "only the crude vital statistics"
Any substance in its natural state.
Being in a natural state.
Characterized by simplicity, especially something not carefully or expertly made.
a crude shelter
Lacking concealing elements.
a crude truth
Lacking tact or taste.
a crude remark
Being in an unanalyzed form.
Immature or unripe.
Etymology: From crude, from crudus, from krewa-. Cognate with hreaw. More at raw.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: crudus, Latin.
Common crude salt, barely dissolved in common aqua fortis, will give it power of working upon gold. Robert Boyle, on Fluidity.
Fermented liquors have quite different qualities from the plant itself; for no fruit, taken crude, has the intoxicating quality of wine. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.
A juice so crude as cannot be ripened to the degree of nourishment. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 632.
While the body, to be converted and altered, is too strong for the efficient that should convert or alter it, whereby it resisteth and holdeth fast, in some degree, the first form or consistence, it is, all that while, crude and inconcoct; and the process is to be called crudity and inconcoction. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.
In a moment up they turned,
Wide the celestial soil; and saw beneath
Th’ originals of nature, in their crude
Conception. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. vi. l. 511.
Deep vers’d in books, and shallow in himself,
Crude, or intoxicate, collecting toys. John Milton, Paradise Reg.
Others, whom meer ambition fires, and dole
Of provinces abroad, which they have feign’d
To their crude hopes, and I as amply promis’d. Ben Jonson.
What peradventure may seem full to me, may appear very crude and maimed to a stranger. Kenelm Digby, on the Soul, Dedicat.
Absurd expressions, crude abortive thoughts,
All the lewd legions of exploded faults. Wentworth Dillon.
in its natural state; not cooked or prepared by fire or heat; undressed; not altered, refined, or prepared for use by any artificial process; raw; as, crude flesh
unripe; not mature or perfect; immature
not reduced to order or form; unfinished; not arranged or prepared; ill-considered; immature
undigested; unconcocted; not brought into a form to give nourishment
having, or displaying, superficial and undigested knowledge; without culture or profundity; as, a crude reasoner
harsh and offensive, as a color; tawdry or in bad taste, as a combination of colors, or any design or work of art
Etymology: [L. crudus raw; akin to cruor blood (which flows from a wound). See Raw, and cf. Cruel.]
Crude is the first studio album from Shetland based band Bongshang.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
krōōd, adj. raw, unprepared: not reduced to order or form: unfinished: undigested: immature.—adv. Crude′ly.—ns. Crude′ness; Crud′ity, rawness: unripeness: that which is crude.—adj. Crud′y (Shak.), crude, raw. [L. crudus, raw.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'crude' in Adjectives Frequency: #786
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The numerical value of crude in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of crude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of crude in a Sentence
The on-going volatility in crude oil prices remain one major worry for stock market investors.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of the organized life.
Russian oil is not crucial to The US. The US's crucial to Europe, i don't know what Europe is going to do without Russian crude. If you take it away, Europe is really behind the eight ball.
Brent crude prices (are) attempting to rally on rapid week-on-week reduction in U.S. ... rig count.
The volume of crude being sold is still huge, but it shows the transformation in the next five years in which the companies become more of product players and will have automatically less of an influence on the crude market.
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- необработен, неузрял, незрял, прост, груб, суровBulgarian
- cru, grollerCatalan, Valencian
- nezralý, zřejmý, evidentní, jasný, surový, syrový, nedozrálý, prostý, neomalenýCzech
- grob, roh, unfertigGerman
- αδρός, άξεστος, αργός, ακατέργαστος, χονδροειδής, ανεπεξέργαστοςGreek
- karkea, yksinkertainenFinnish
- cru, vulgaireFrench
- גולמית, גולמיHebrew
- durva, kezdetleges, éretlen, faragatlan, nyers, finomítatlanHungarian
- volgare, ovvio, rustico, acerbo, greggio, grezzo, crudo, raffazzonato, sempliceItalian
- ruw, vulgair, ongeraffineerd, rudimentair, grof, primitief, onafgewerkt, smakeloos, onbewerkt, naaktDutch
- surowy, nieoczyszczony, prymitywnyPolish
- грубый, необработанный, сыройRussian
- plump, råämne, ohöljd, grov, oborstad, rå, enkel, oförblommerad, obearbetadSwedish
- ముతక, నాటు, ముడిTelugu
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