What does crusade mean?

Definitions for crusade
kruˈseɪdcru·sade

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effortnoun

    a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

    "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"

  2. Crusadeverb

    any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims

  3. crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitateverb

    exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for

    "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"

  4. crusadeverb

    go on a crusade; fight a holy war

Wiktionary

  1. crusadenoun

    Any of the military expedition undertaken by the Christians of Europe in the 11th to 13th centuries to reconquest the Levant from the Muslims

    Etymology: From croisade, from cruciata, past participle of crucio, from crux

  2. crusadenoun

    A grand concerted effort toward some purportedly worthy cause.

    Etymology: From croisade, from cruciata, past participle of crucio, from crux

  3. crusadeverb

    To make a grand concerted effort toward some purportedly worthy cause.

    He crusaded against similar injustices for the rest of his life.

    Etymology: From croisade, from cruciata, past participle of crucio, from crux

  4. Crusadenoun

    One of a series of ostensibly religious campaigns by Christian forces from the 11th to the 13th century, mostly to capture the Holy Land from the Muslims who occupied it.

    Etymology: From croisade, from cruciata, past participle of crucio, from crux

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crusadenoun

    any one of the military expeditions undertaken by Christian powers, in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries, for the recovery of the Holy Land from the Mohammedans

    Etymology: [F. croisade, fr. Pr. crozada, or Sp cruzada, or It. crociata, from a verb signifying to take the cross, mark one's self with a cross, fr. L. crux cross; or possibly taken into English directly fr. Pr. Cf. Croisade, Crosado, and see Cross.]

  2. Crusadenoun

    any enterprise undertaken with zeal and enthusiasm; as, a crusade against intemperance

    Etymology: [F. croisade, fr. Pr. crozada, or Sp cruzada, or It. crociata, from a verb signifying to take the cross, mark one's self with a cross, fr. L. crux cross; or possibly taken into English directly fr. Pr. Cf. Croisade, Crosado, and see Cross.]

  3. Crusadenoun

    a Portuguese coin. See Crusado

    Etymology: [F. croisade, fr. Pr. crozada, or Sp cruzada, or It. crociata, from a verb signifying to take the cross, mark one's self with a cross, fr. L. crux cross; or possibly taken into English directly fr. Pr. Cf. Croisade, Crosado, and see Cross.]

  4. Crusadeverb

    to engage in a crusade; to attack in a zealous or hot-headed manner

    Etymology: [F. croisade, fr. Pr. crozada, or Sp cruzada, or It. crociata, from a verb signifying to take the cross, mark one's self with a cross, fr. L. crux cross; or possibly taken into English directly fr. Pr. Cf. Croisade, Crosado, and see Cross.]

Freebase

  1. Crusade

    Crusade is an American spin-off TV show from J. Michael Straczynski's Babylon 5. Its plot is set in AD 2267, five years after the events of Babylon 5, and just after the movie A Call to Arms. A race called the Drakh have released a nanovirus plague on Earth, which will destroy all life on Earth within five years if it is not stopped. To that end, the Victory class destroyer Excalibur has been sent out to look for anything that could help the search for a cure.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crusade

    kroo-sād′, n. a military expedition under the banner of the cross to recover the Holy Land from the Turks: any daring or romantic undertaking.—v.i. to go on a crusade.—n. Crusad′er, one engaged in a crusade. [Fr. croisade—Prov. crozadacroz, a cross—L. crux, a cross.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crusade in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crusade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of crusade in a Sentence

  1. Jamie Oliver:

    My wife's probably stricter, she'd say, ‘ Oh please, don't. ’ But they'd only end up doing it in some other place. Jamie Oliver launched his most recent crusade against fast food — called #AdEnough — on Tuesday, to combat what he says is the junk food industry’s.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The thirst for adventure is the vent which Destiny offers a war, a crusade, a gold mine, a new country, speak to the imagination and offer swing and play to the confined powers.

  3. Emir Caner:

    Forget the fact that Muslims killed Catholic pilgrims before the first crusade began.

  4. Chuck Norris:

    I gave my life to the Lord at 12. I was baptized at 12. Then it grew stronger. And when I got to go to a crusade for Billy Graham, unfortunately a lot of times in the entertainment industry, sometimes you lose sight of what's really important in your life. I lost a marriage because of it.

  5. John Kennedy, Autobiography of malcolm x:

    Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of our racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it. Our children are still taught to respect the violence which reduced a red-skinned people of an earlier culture into a few fragmented groups herded into impoverished reservations.

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