Crow definition

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To utter the shrill cry characteristic of a rooster.
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Any of several large glossy black birds of the genus Corvus, having a characteristic raucous call, especially C. brachyrhynchos of North America.
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To exult over an accomplishment or piece of good fortune; boast.
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A crowing sound.
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A member of a North American Indian people living in the upper basins of the Yellowstone and Bighorn rivers.
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The Siouan language of this people.
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A bird, usually black, of the genus Corvus, having a strong conical beak, with projecting bristles; it has a harsh, croaking call.
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A bar of iron with a beak, crook, or claw; a bar of iron used as a lever; a crowbar.
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The cry of the rooster.
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A gangplank (corvus) used by the Roman navy to board enemy ships.
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(among butchers) The mesentery of an animal.
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To make the shrill sound characteristic of a rooster; to make a sound in this manner, either in joy, gaiety, or defiance.
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To shout in exultation or defiance; to brag.

He's been crowing all day about winning the game of cards.

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To utter a sound expressive of joy or pleasure.
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A Native American tribe.
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The Siouan language of this tribe.
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A surname​.
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The definition of a crow is a glossy black bird, or the high-pitched sound of a rooster.

An example of a crow is a raven.

An example of a crow is the cock-a-doodle-do of a rooster in the morning.

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To crow is to make a loud and shrill cry, or to boast about something.

An example of to crow is to make a sound like a rooster.

An example of to crow is to proudly talk about a raise.

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To make a sound expressive of pleasure or well-being, characteristic of an infant.
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The shrill cry of a rooster.
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An inarticulate sound expressive of pleasure or delight.
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A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting an area of the northern Great Plains between the Platte and Yellowstone Rivers, now located in southeast Montana. The Crow became nomadic buffalo hunters after migrating west from the Missouri River in North Dakota in the 18th century.
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The Siouan language of the Crow.
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(rare) A crowbar.
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Any of a genus (Corvus) of large, nonmigratory corvids with glossy black plumage and a typical harsh call, including the raven, rook, and jackdaw.
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Certain other unrelated birds, as the turkey vulture.
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To make the shrill cry of a rooster.
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To boast in triumph; exult.

To crow over a victory.

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To make a sound expressive of well-being or pleasure, as a baby does.
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A crowbar.
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as the crow flies
  • In a straight line.
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as the crow flies
  • in a straight, direct line
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eat crow
  • to undergo the humiliation as of having to retract a statement or admit an error
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the Crow
  • the constellation Corvus
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
crow
Plural:
crows

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of crow

  • Translation of terms for the Crow people in many Native American languages such as Lakota, Yanktonai, and Santee khąɤí wičhasa crow man khąɤí crow wičhasa man

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English croue from Old English crāwe gerə-2 in Indo-European roots Sense 2, from the resemblance of its forked end to a crow's foot or beak

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English crouen from Old English crāwan gerə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English crowen, from Old English crāwan (past tense crēow, past participle crāwen), from Proto-Germanic *krāhaną (compare Dutch kraaien, German krähen), from Proto-Indo-European *greh₂- ‘to caw, croak’ (compare Lithuanian gróti, Russian граять (grájat')). Related to croak.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English crowe, from Old English crāwe, from Proto-Germanic *krāwō (compare West Frisian krie, Dutch kraai, German Krähe), from *krāhaną ‘to crow’. See below.

    From Wiktionary