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crew 1

 (kro͞o)
n.
1.
a. A group of people working together; a gang: a crew of stagehands.
b. Slang A group of people, especially friends or associates.
2.
a. All personnel operating or serving aboard a ship.
b. All of a ship's personnel except the officers.
c. All personnel operating or serving aboard an aircraft in flight.
3. Sports
a. A team of rowers, as of a racing shell.
b. The sport of rowing.
v. crewed, crew·ing, crews
v.intr.
To serve as a member of a crew: crewed on a sloop.
v.tr.
To serve as a crew member on: The space station will be crewed by a team of eight people.

[Middle English creue, military reinforcement, from Old French, increase, from feminine past participle of creistre, to grow, from Latin crēscere; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

crew′man n.
crew′per′son n.
crew′wom′an n.

crew 2

 (kro͞o)
v. Chiefly British
A past tense of crow2.

crew

(kruː)
n (sometimes functioning as plural)
1. the people who serve on or operate a ship, boat, aircraft, etc
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical a group of people assigned to a particular job or type of work
3. informal a gang, company, or crowd
vb
(Nautical Terms) to serve on (a ship) as a member of the crew
[C15 crue (military) reinforcement, from Old French creue augmentation, from Old French creistre to increase, from Latin crescere]

crew

(kruː)
vb
a past tense of crow2

crew1

(kru)

n.
1. a group of persons working together: a demolition crew.
2.
a. the people who operate a ship, aircraft, or spacecraft.
b. the common sailors of a ship's company.
3. the team that rows a racing shell.
4. the sport of racing with racing shells.
5. a company, crowd, or band.
v.t.
6. to serve as a member of a crew on.
v.i.
7. to serve as a member of a crew.
[1425–75; late Middle English crewe augmentation, hence reinforcements, body of soldiers < Middle French creue literally, increase]
crew′less, adj.
usage: See collective noun.

crew2

(kru)

v.
(esp. Brit.) a pt. of crow 2.

Crew

 a company, squad, gang, or complement, 1694; a body of soldiers, 1455.
Examples: crew of airmen; atoms, 1674; of banditti, 1768; of critics; of foxes, 1607; of gipsies, 1832; courtly crew of gentle-women, 1579; crew of jobbers and promoters, 1884; of painters, 1581; of pirates, 1608; of sailors, 1694; of soldiers, 1455.

crew


Past participle: crewed
Gerund: crewing

Imperative
crew
crew
Present
I crew
you crew
he/she/it crews
we crew
you crew
they crew
Preterite
I crewed
you crewed
he/she/it crewed
we crewed
you crewed
they crewed
Present Continuous
I am crewing
you are crewing
he/she/it is crewing
we are crewing
you are crewing
they are crewing
Present Perfect
I have crewed
you have crewed
he/she/it has crewed
we have crewed
you have crewed
they have crewed
Past Continuous
I was crewing
you were crewing
he/she/it was crewing
we were crewing
you were crewing
they were crewing
Past Perfect
I had crewed
you had crewed
he/she/it had crewed
we had crewed
you had crewed
they had crewed
Future
I will crew
you will crew
he/she/it will crew
we will crew
you will crew
they will crew
Future Perfect
I will have crewed
you will have crewed
he/she/it will have crewed
we will have crewed
you will have crewed
they will have crewed
Future Continuous
I will be crewing
you will be crewing
he/she/it will be crewing
we will be crewing
you will be crewing
they will be crewing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crewing
you have been crewing
he/she/it has been crewing
we have been crewing
you have been crewing
they have been crewing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crewing
you will have been crewing
he/she/it will have been crewing
we will have been crewing
you will have been crewing
they will have been crewing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crewing
you had been crewing
he/she/it had been crewing
we had been crewing
you had been crewing
they had been crewing
Conditional
I would crew
you would crew
he/she/it would crew
we would crew
you would crew
they would crew
Past Conditional
I would have crewed
you would have crewed
he/she/it would have crewed
we would have crewed
you would have crewed
they would have crewed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crew - the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)crew - the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)
social unit, unit - an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"
ship's company, company - crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship
air crew, aircrew - the crew of an aircraft
merchant marine - the crew of a merchant vessel
copilot, co-pilot - a relief pilot on an airplane
crew member, crewman - a member of a flight crew
submariner - a member of the crew of a submarine
2.crew - an organized group of workmencrew - an organized group of workmen  
social unit, unit - an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"
manpower, men, work force, workforce, hands - the force of workers available
shift - a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time
detail - a crew of workers selected for a particular task; "a detail was sent to remove the fallen trees"
chain gang - a gang of convicts chained together
ground crew, ground-service crew - the crew of technicians and mechanics who service aircraft on the ground
road gang - a gang of road workers
section gang - a work crew assigned to a section of a railroad
stage crew - crew of workers who move scenery or handle properties in a theatrical production
crewman - a member of a work crew
3.crew - an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the same crowd"
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
4.crew - the team of men manning a racing shell
team, squad - a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
Verb1.crew - serve as a crew member on
man - provide with workers; "We cannot man all the desks"; "Students were manning the booths"

crew

noun
1. (ship's) company, hands, (ship's) complement These vessels carry small crews of around twenty men.
2. team, company, party, squad, gang, corps, working party, posse a two-man film crew making a documentary
3. (Informal) crowd, set, lot, bunch (informal), band, troop, pack, camp, gang, mob, herd, swarm, company, horde, posse (informal), assemblage a motley crew of college friends

crew

noun
A group of people organized for a particular purpose:
Translations
طاقِمطاقم!ملاحو السَّفينة او الطائرهيكون عُضوا في طاقم
posádkabandabýt členem posádky
besætningflokgøre tjenestemandskabslæng
miehistösakkiavustajajäsenjoukkue
posada
áhöfnhópurvera í áhöfn
乗組員
승무원일단일반선원일원패거리
barsbrigādebūt par komandas loceklikomanda/apkalpe
byť členom posádky
posadka
besättning
ลูกเรือ
tayfatayfa olmaktayfalık yapmakgüruhkalabalık
thủy thủ đoàn

crew

1 [kruː]
A. N
1. (Aer, Naut) → tripulación f (Navy) → dotación f; (excluding officers) → marineros mpl rasos
three crew were drownedperecieron ahogados tres tripulantes
2. (Cine, Rowing) (gen) (= team) → equipo m
3. (= gang) → pandilla f, banda f
they looked a sorry crewdaba lástima verlos
B. VI to crew for sbhacer de tripulación para algn
C. VTtripular
D. CPD crew cut Npelado m al rape

crew

[ˈkruː] n
[ship, plane] → équipage m
(also film crew) → équipe f, équipe f de tournage
(= gang) → bande fcrew cut n
to have a crew cut → avoir les cheveux en brosse

crew

:
crew cut
crew member
crew neck
nrunder Halsausschnitt; (also crew-neck pullover or sweater)Pullover mmit rundem Halsausschnitt

crew

1
n
Mannschaft f; (also Sport) → Crew f; (including officers: of ship also, of plane, tank) → Besatzung f, → Crew f; 50 passengers and 20 crew50 Passagiere und 20 Mann Besatzung; the ground crew (Aviat) → das Bodenpersonal; is Mary your crew?macht Mary Vorschotmann?
(Brit inf: = gang) → Bande f; they were a motley crewsie waren ein bunt zusammengewürfelter Haufen (inf)
vi to crew for somebodybei jdm den Vorschotmann machen
vt yachtdie Mannschaft or Crew sein von

crew

1 [kruː]
1. n (Naut, Aer) → equipaggio (Rowing) (team) → squadra (Cine) → troupe f inv; (gang) → banda, compagnia
2. vi (Sailing) to crew for sbfar parte dell'equipaggio di qn

crew1

(kruː) noun
1. the group of people who work or operate a ship, aeroplane, bus etc.
2. used jokingly, a group of people. What an odd crew!
verb
(usually with for) to act as a crew member (for someone).
ˈcrewcut noun
a very short hairstyle.

crew

طاقِم posádka besætning Besatzung πλήρωμα tripulación miehistö équipage posada equipaggio 乗組員 승무원 bemanning mannskap załoga tripulação команда besättning ลูกเรือ tayfa thủy thủ đoàn 全体人员
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Now leaning on the netting of the forecastle, now on the taffrail, I devoured with eagerness the soft foam which whitened the sea as far as the eye could reach; and how often have I shared the emotion of the majority of the crew, when some capricious whale raised its black back above the waves
the Bellman cried, As he landed his crew with care; Supporting each man on the top of the tide By a finger entwined in his hair.
For however eagerly and impetuously the savage crew had hailed the announcement of his quest; yet all sailors of all sorts are more or less capricious and unreliable --they live in the varying outer weather, and they inhale its fickleness --and when retained for any object remote and blank in the pursuit, however promissory of life and passion in the end, it is above all things requisite that temporary interests and employment should intervene and hold them healthily suspended for the final dash.
THE Gallant Crew at a life-saving station were about to launch their life-boat for a spin along the coast when they discovered, but a little distance away, a capsized vessel with a dozen men clinging to her keel.
Their gun crew was off its guard; but they sprang to their piece now and sent a futile shell above our heads.
We never had a night at the Admiral Benbow when I had half the work; and I was dog-tired when, a little before dawn, the boatswain sounded his pipe and the crew began to man the capstan-bars.
The remaining members of the crew, safe in Lord Greystoke's assurance that they would not be prosecuted for their share in the villainies of the two Russians, hastened with cheerful alacrity to their several duties.
I felt its dread for the first time in mid-Atlantic one day, many years ago, when we took off the crew of a Danish brig homeward bound from the West Indies.
Upon the whole, however, the trip had been sufficiently successful to satisfy all concerned; while the crew, and particularly Jacopo, expressed great regrets that Dantes had not been an equal sharer with themselves in the profits, which amounted to no less a sum than fifty piastres each.
The Partners and Clerks - Canadian Voyageurs, Their Habits, Employments, Dress, Character, Songs- Expedition of a Canadian Boat and Its Crew by Land and Water.
He was undeterred by the barbed wire, lifting boy after boy of the boat's crew over it and dropping them sprawling into the boat, following himself, as the last, by swinging over on the spanker boom, and calling his last instructions as the painters were cast off.
So I would rush Spider, or Irish, or Scotty, or whoever was my crew, with the can for beer and the demijohn for red wine.