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crew

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\ˈkrü\

Definition of crew

  1. chiefly British past tense of crow


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crew

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noun \ˈkrü\

Definition of crew

  1. 1 archaic :  a band or force of armed men

  2. 2a :  a group of people associated together in a common activity or by common traits or interestsb :  gang 1b(2)

  3. 3a :  a company of people working on one job or under one foreman or operating a machineb :  the whole company belonging to a ship sometimes including the officers and master; also :  one who assists the skipper of a sailboatc :  the persons who have duties on an aircraft in flightd :  the rowers and coxswain of a racing shell; also :  rowing

crewless

play \ˈkrü-ləs\ adjective

Examples of crew in a Sentence

  1. a skilled member of a ship's crew

  2. the flight's passengers and crew

  3. the ship's captain and crew

  4. A construction crew will begin work on the house next week.

Origin and Etymology of crew

Middle English crue, from Middle French, reinforcement, literally, increase, from crue, feminine past participle of croistre to grow, from Latin crescere — more at crescent


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crew

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Definition of crew

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to act as a member of a crew

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to serve as a crew member on (a ship, an aircraft, etc.)

Examples of crew in a Sentence

  1. She spent a couple of years crewing on a British ship.

  2. The ship was crewed by 12 men.

First Known Use of crew

1935

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms



CREW Defined for English Language Learners

crew

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noun

Definition of crew for English Language Learners

  • : the group of people who operate a ship, airplane, or train

  • : the people who work on a ship except the officers and captain

  • : a group of people who do a specified kind of work together

crew

verb

Definition of crew for English Language Learners

  • : to work as a member of a crew that operates a ship or airplane


CREW Defined for Kids

crew

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noun \ˈkrü\

Definition of crew for Students

  1. 1 :  the group of people who operate a ship, train, or airplane

  2. 2 :  a group of people working together the news crew

  3. 3 :  a gathering of people Mom feeds a large crew on holidays.



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