- The definition of a crew is a group of people working together, usually under a leader.
- An example of a crew is the people hired to repair a road.
- An example of a crew is the staff on a cruise ship.
- Crew is defined as a sport of racing boats with oars, also called rowing.
An example of crew is the sport someone participates in if they row long boats in competition.
crew definition by Webster's New World
- a group of people associating or classed together; company, set, gang, etc.
- a group of people working together, usually under the direction of a foreman or leader: a road crew, gun crew
- all of a ship's personnel, usually excepting the officers
- on a small sailboat, the person or persons who assist the helmsman, as by handling the sails
- a rowing team for a racing shell, usually of two, four, six, or eight oarsmen with or without a coxswain
- the sport of rowing racing shells
- Archaic an organized band of armed men
Origin: Middle English creue, increase, growth ; from Old French ; from past participle of creistre, to grow ; from Classical Latin crescere: see crescent
crew definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A group of people working together; a gang: a crew of stagehands.b. A group of people gathered together temporarily; a crowd.
- 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.
- Sports a. A team of rowers, as of a racing shell.b. The sport of rowing.
Origin: Middle English creue, military reinforcement, from Old French, increase, from feminine past participle of creistre, to grow, from Latin crēscere; see ker-2 in Indo-European roots.
- crewˈman noun
- crewˈperˌson noun
- crewˈwomˌan noun
verb Chiefly British
Variant of crow
- any of a genus (Corvus) of large, nonmigratory corvids with glossy black plumage and a typical harsh call, including the raven, rook, and jackdaw
- certain other unrelated birds, as the turkey vulture
- Rare a crowbar