A crew of stagehands.
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.
If you need help, please contact a member of the crew.
The crews of the two ships got into a fight.
One crew died in the accident.
Faithful to whom? to thy rebellious crew?
The officers and crew assembled on the deck.
There are quarters for three officers and five crew.
There are a lot of carpenters in the crew!
The crews for different movies would all come down to the bar at night.
There were three actors and six crew on the set.
The crews competed to cut the most timber.
I'd look out for that whole crew down at Jack's.
We crewed together on a fishing boat last year.
The ship was crewed by fifty sailors.
The film was crewed and directed by students.
The crewing of the vessel before the crash was deficient.
An example of crew is the sport someone participates in if they row long boats in competition.
Crewed on a sloop.
The space station will be crewed by a team of eight people.
A road crew, gun crew.
Other Word Forms
Origin of crew
- Middle English creue military reinforcement from Old French increase from feminine past participle of creistre to grow from Latin crēscere ker-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- from Middle English, from Old French creue (“an increase, recruit, military reinforcement”), the feminine past participle of creistre (“grow”), from Latin crescere (“to arise, grow”)
- Probably of Brythonic origin.