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Meaning of CREW

Pronunciation:  kroo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an organized group of workmen
  2. [n]  the men who man a ship or aircraft
  3. [n]  the team of men manning a racing shell
  4. [n]  an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the same crowd"
  5. [v]  serve as a crew member on

CREW is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bunch, crowd, gang, work party
 See Also: aircrew, assemblage, chain gang, company, copilot, crew member, crewman, detail, gathering, ground crew, ground-service crew, hands, man, manpower, men, merchant marine, road gang, section gang, ship's company, social unit, squad, stage crew, submariner, team, unit, work force, workforce



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Crew\ (kr?), n. (Zo["o]l.)
    The Manx shearwater.
  2. \Crew\ (kr?), n. [From older accrue accession,
    re?n?orcement, hence, company, crew; the first syllable being
    misunderstood as the indefinite article. See {Accrue},
    1. A company of people associated together; an assemblage; a
             There a noble crew Of lords and ladies stood on
             every side.                           --Spenser.
             Faithful to whom? to thy rebellious crew? --Milton.
    2. The company of seamen who man a ship, vessel, or at; the
       company belonging to a vessel or a boat.
    Note: The word crew, in law, is ordinarily used as equivalent
          to ship's company, including master and other officers.
          When the master and other officers are excluded, the
          context always shows it. --Story. Burrill.
    3. In an extended sense, any small body of men associated for
       a purpose; a gang; as (Naut.), the carpenter's crew; the
       boatswain's crew.
    Syn: Company; band; gang; horde; mob; herd; throng; party.
  3. \Crew\ (kr?),
    imp. of {Crow}.
Thesaurus Terms
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