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Crow 1

 (krō)
n. pl. Crow or Crows
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting an area of the northern Great Plains between the Platte and Yellowstone Rivers, now located in southeast Montana. The Crow became nomadic buffalo hunters after migrating west from the Missouri River in North Dakota in the 18th century.
2. The Siouan language of the Crow.

[Translation of terms for the Crow people in many Native American languages, such as Lakota, Yanktonai, and Santee khąγí wičhasa, crow man : khąγí , crow + wičhasa, man.]

Crow 2

 (krō)
n.
See Corvus.

crow 1

 (krō)
n.
1. Any of several large glossy black birds of the genus Corvus, having a characteristic raucous call, especially C. brachyrhynchos of North America.
2. A crowbar.
Idiom:
as the crow flies
In a straight line.

[Middle English croue, from Old English crāwe; see gerə- in Indo-European roots. Sense 2, from the resemblance of its forked end to a crow's foot or beak.]

crow 2

 (krō)
intr.v. crowed, crow·ing, crows
1. To utter the shrill cry characteristic of a rooster.
2. To exult over an accomplishment or piece of good fortune; boast. See Synonyms at boast1.
3. To make a sound expressive of pleasure or well-being, characteristic of an infant.
n.
1. The shrill cry of a rooster.
2. An inarticulate sound expressive of pleasure or delight.

[Middle English crouen, from Old English crāwan; see gerə- in Indo-European roots.]

crow

(krəʊ)
n
1. (Animals) any large gregarious songbird of the genus Corvus, esp C. corone (the carrion crow) of Europe and Asia: family Corvidae. Other species are the raven, rook, and jackdaw and all have a heavy bill, glossy black plumage, and rounded wings. See also carrion crow
2. (Animals) any of various other corvine birds, such as the jay, magpie, and nutcracker
3. (Animals) any of various similar birds of other families
4. offensive an old or ugly woman
5. (Tools) short for crowbar
6. as the crow flies as directly as possible
7. eat crow informal US and Canadian to be forced to do something humiliating
[Old English crāwa; related to Old Norse krāka, Old High German krāia, Dutch kraai]

crow

(krəʊ)
vb (intr)
1. (past tense crowed or crew) to utter a shrill squawking sound, as a cock
2. (often foll by over) to boast one's superiority
3. (esp of babies) to utter cries of pleasure
n
the act or an instance of crowing
[Old English crāwan; related to Old High German krāen, Dutch kraaien]
ˈcrower n
ˈcrowingly adv

Crow

(krəʊ)
npl Crows or Crow
1. (Peoples) a member of a Native American people living in E Montana
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Siouan family

crow1

(kroʊ)

n.
1. any of various large, stout-billed, usu. gregarious songbirds of the genus Corvus (family Corvidae), typically black or drab-colored, and nearly worldwide in distribution.
2. any of several other birds of the family Corvidae.
Idioms:
1. as the crow flies, in a straight line; by the most direct route.
2. eat crow, to be forced to admit one's mistake; suffer humiliation.
[before 900; Middle English crowe, Old English crāwe, crāwa, akin to Old Saxon krāia, Old High German chrāwa, chrāja]

crow2

(kroʊ)

v. crowed, for 1, (esp. Brit.), crew; crowed; crow•ing; v.i.
1. to utter the characteristic cry of a rooster.
2. to gloat or exult (often fol. by over).
3. to boast or brag.
4. to utter an inarticulate cry of pleasure.
n.
5. the cry of a rooster.
6. an inarticulate cry of pleasure.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English crāwan; see crow1]
crow′er, n.

Crow

(kroʊ)

n., pl. Crows, (esp. collectively) Crow.
1. a member of a Plains Indian people of the Yellowstone River drainage basin in Montana and N Wyoming.
2. the Siouan language of the Crow.
[1795–1805; translation of North American French (gens des) Corbeaux Raven (people), literal translation of Crow apsá·loke a Crow Indian]

crow

(krō)
Any of various large birds having shiny black feathers and a raucous call. Crows are closely related to ravens and magpies.

crow


Past participle: crowed
Gerund: crowing

Imperative
crow
crow
Present
I crow
you crow
he/she/it crows
we crow
you crow
they crow
Preterite
I crew/crowed
you crew/crowed
he/she/it crew/crowed
we crew/crowed
you crew/crowed
they crew/crowed
Present Continuous
I am crowing
you are crowing
he/she/it is crowing
we are crowing
you are crowing
they are crowing
Present Perfect
I have crowed
you have crowed
he/she/it has crowed
we have crowed
you have crowed
they have crowed
Past Continuous
I was crowing
you were crowing
he/she/it was crowing
we were crowing
you were crowing
they were crowing
Past Perfect
I had crowed
you had crowed
he/she/it had crowed
we had crowed
you had crowed
they had crowed
Future
I will crow
you will crow
he/she/it will crow
we will crow
you will crow
they will crow
Future Perfect
I will have crowed
you will have crowed
he/she/it will have crowed
we will have crowed
you will have crowed
they will have crowed
Future Continuous
I will be crowing
you will be crowing
he/she/it will be crowing
we will be crowing
you will be crowing
they will be crowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crowing
you have been crowing
he/she/it has been crowing
we have been crowing
you have been crowing
they have been crowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crowing
you will have been crowing
he/she/it will have been crowing
we will have been crowing
you will have been crowing
they will have been crowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crowing
you had been crowing
he/she/it had been crowing
we had been crowing
you had been crowing
they had been crowing
Conditional
I would crow
you would crow
he/she/it would crow
we would crow
you would crow
they would crow
Past Conditional
I would have crowed
you would have crowed
he/she/it would have crowed
we would have crowed
you would have crowed
they would have crew
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crow - black birds having a raucous callcrow - black birds having a raucous call  
corvine bird - birds of the crow family
genus Corvus, Corvus - type genus of the Corvidae: crows and ravens
American crow, Corvus brachyrhyncos - common crow of North America
2.crow - the cry of a cock (or an imitation of it)
cock-a-doodle-doo - an imitation of the crow of a cock
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
3.Crow - a member of the Siouan people formerly living in eastern Montana
Siouan, Sioux - a member of a group of North American Indian peoples who spoke a Siouan language and who ranged from Lake Michigan to the Rocky Mountains
4.Crow - a small quadrilateral constellation in the southern hemisphere near Virgo
5.crow - an instance of boastful talkcrow - an instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"
boast, boasting, jactitation, self-praise - speaking of yourself in superlatives
6.Crow - a Siouan language spoken by the Crow
Siouan language, Siouan - a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Sioux
Verb1.crow - dwell on with satisfactioncrow - dwell on with satisfaction    
preen, congratulate - pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement
2.crow - express pleasure verbally; "She crowed with joy"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
3.crow - utter shrill sounds; "The cocks crowed all morning"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

crow

1
verb
1. squawk, cry, screech The cock crows and the dawn chorus begins.
2. gloat, triumph, boast, swagger, brag, glory in, vaunt, bluster, exult, blow your own trumpet Edwards is already crowing over his victory.

crow

2 noun
Related words
adjective corvine
collective noun murder

crow

verb
1. To talk with excessive pride:
Informal: blow.
2. To feel or express an uplifting joy over a success or victory:
Translations
صِياح الدّيكغُرابغُراب، زاغيَصيحيَصيحُ مُبْتَهِجـا
врана
vránakokrháníkokrhatpáčidlosochor
kragepludregalgale
korniko
vares
کلاغ
varisvarislintukiekuminenkieuntasorkkarauta
vrana
varjúkukorékolkukorékolássikongat
burung gagakgagak
galakrákakúbeinhanagalhjala
カラス
까마귀
corvus
varnadžiūgautigiedojimaskrykštautistebėjimo punktas
vārnadziedāšanadziedātklaigāt
cioară
vranazajasaťkrájaniekrájať
vranakikirikati
kråkagala
kunguru
กานกกา
kargaötmek'aguu' demekhoroz ötüşü
con quạ

crow

[krəʊ]
A. N
1. (= bird) → cuervo m
as the crow fliesen línea recta, a vuelo de pájaro
stone the crows!¡caray!
2. (= noise) [of cock] → cacareo m; [of baby, person] → grito m
a crow of delightun gorjeo de placer
B. VI
1. (crowed (crew (pt))) [cock] → cacarear, cantar
2. (crowed (pt)) [child] → gorjear (fig) → jactarse, pavonearse
to crow over or about sthjactarse de algo, felicitarse por algo
it's nothing to crow aboutno hay motivo para sentirse satisfecho

crow

[ˈkrəʊ]
n
(= bird) → corneille f
as the crow flies → à vol d'oiseau
(= call) [cock] → chant m du coq, cocorico m
vi
[cock] → chanter
(= boast) → pavoiser, chanter victoire
to crow about sth, to crow over sth → se vanter de qch

crow

:
crowbar
nBrecheisen nt
crowberry
nKrähenbeere f

crow

1
n
(Orn) → Krähe f; as the crow flies(in der) Luftlinie; to eat crow (US inf) → zu Kreuze kriechen
(inf) = crowbar

crow

2
n (of cock, baby)Krähen nt no pl; (of person)J(a)uchzer m; a crow of delightein Freudenjauchzer m
vi
pret <crowed or (old) crew>, ptp <crowed> (cock)krähen
pret, ptp <crowed> (fig: = boast) → sich brüsten, angeben (about mit); (= exult)hämisch frohlocken (→ over über +acc)

crow

[krəʊ]
1. n
a. (bird) → cornacchia
hooded crow → cornacchia grigia
as the crow flies → in linea d'aria
b. (noise, of cock) → canto del gallo, chicchirichì m inv; (of baby, person) → gridolino
2. vi
a. (crowed or crew (pt) (crowed (pp))) (cock) → cantare, fare chicchirichì
b. (crowed (pt, pp)) (child) → lanciare gridolini (fig) to crow over or about sthvantarsi di qc
to crow with delight → lanciare gridolini di piacere

crow

(krəu) noun
1. the name given to a number of large birds, generally black.
2. the cry of a cock.
verb
1. (past tense crew) to utter the cry of a cock.
2. to utter a cry of delight etc. The baby crowed with happiness.
ˌcrow's-ˈnest noun
a shelter at the masthead of a ship, used as a lookout post.

crow

غُراب vrána krage Krähe κοράκι cuervo varis corneille vrana corvo カラス 까마귀 kraai kråke wrona corvo ворона kråka นกกา karga con quạ 乌鸦
References in classic literature ?
Teddy wrote both, and keeps yours to crow over me with because I wouldn't tell him my secret.
When he saw me draw back, he began to crow delightedly, `Hoo, hoo-hoo, hoo-hoo
By industry and care, you might thus come to some prefarment; for by this time, I should think, your eyes would plainly tell you that a carrion crow is a better bird than a mocking-thresher.
Jim Crow, moreover, was seen executing his world-renowned dance, in gingerbread.
His voice and laugh, which perpetually re-echoed through the Custom-House, had nothing of the tremulous quaver and cackle of an old man's utterance; they came strutting out of his lungs, like the crow of a cock, or the blast of a clarion.
And I, you, and he; and we, ye, and they, are all bats; and I'm a crow, especially when I stand a'top of this pine tree here.
Unless our philosophy hears the cock crow in every barnyard within our horizon, it is belated.
I was now on a level with the crow colony, and could see into their nests.
He found a half-drowned young crow another time an' he brought it home, too, an' tamed it.
There is one cock who gets upon a post to crow, and seems to take particular notice of me as I look at him through the kitchen window, who makes me shiver, he is so fierce.
The advocates of the tinder-box-and-pedlar view considered the other side a muddle-headed and credulous set, who, because they themselves were wall-eyed, supposed everybody else to have the same blank outlook; and the adherents of the inexplicable more than hinted that their antagonists were animals inclined to crow before they had found any corn--mere skimming-dishes in point of depth--whose clear-sightedness consisted in supposing there was nothing behind a barn-door because they couldn't see through it; so that, though their controversy did not serve to elicit the fact concerning the robbery, it elicited some true opinions of collateral importance.
Fifty-and-three have I slain in my youth without a wound, and now for many years I have challenged, like a cock on a dunghill, and none crow in answer.