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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 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.

crowing

(ˈkrəʊɪŋ)
n
1. (Zoology) the sound made by a cock, particularly in the early morning
2. literary boasting
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crowing - an instance of boastful talkcrowing - 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
Adj.1.crowing - exhibiting self-importancecrowing - exhibiting self-importance; "big talk"
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"
Translations

crowing

[ˈkrəʊɪŋ] N [of cock] → canto m, cacareo m; [of child] → gorjeo m (fig) → cacareo m
References in classic literature ?
The Ass, observing his trepidation at the mere crowing of a Cock summoned courage to attack him, and galloped after him for that purpose.
It's 3 in the morning and I can hear cocks crowing.
Does a rooster intuitively know when to emit a "cock-a-doodle-doo" thanks to an internal timekeeper, or is his crowing a response to the dim light of the rising sun?
Regarding the reader whose neighbor kept a caged rooster that crowed every 30 minutes: We've found that our roosters crow in response to noises and events that they perceive as threatening, as well as crowing when they want me to let them out of the coop in the morning to free-range.