- Present participle of crow.
- A cry of joy or pleasure.
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
Origin of crowMiddle English croue ; from Old English crawa, akin to German krähe, Old Norse kraka ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ger-, echoic of hoarse cry from source crake, crane, crack
as the crow flies
in a straight, direct line
Informal to undergo the humiliation as of having to retract a statement or admit an error
the constellation Corvus