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Meaning of CROW

Pronunciation:  krow, krow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  black birds having a raucous call
  2. [n]  a Siouan language spoken by the Crow people
  3. [n]  an instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his fight"
  4. [n]  the cry of a cock (or an imitation of it)
  5. [n]  a small quadrilateral constellation in the southern hemisphere near Virgo
  6. [n]  a member of the Siouan people formerly living in eastern Montana
  7. [v]  express pleasure verbally; "She crowed with joy"
  8. [v]  utter shrill sounds; "The cocks crowed all morning"
  9. [v]  dwell on with satisfaction

CROW is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: brag, bragging, Corvus, crowing, gloat, line-shooting, triumph, vaporing
 See Also: American crow, blow, bluster, boast, boast, boasting, brag, cock-a-doodle-doo, congratulate, constellation, corvine bird, Corvus, Corvus brachyrhyncos, cry, emit, gas, gasconade, genus Corvus, jactitation, let loose, let out, preen, pride, self-praise, shoot a line, Siouan, Siouan, Siouan language, Sioux, swash, tout, utter, vaunt



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Crow\ (kr?), v. i. [imp. {Crew} (kr?) or {Crowed} (kr?d);
    p. p. {Crowed} ({Crown} (kr?n), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Crowing}.] [AS. cr?wan; akin to D. kraijen, G. kr?hen, cf.
    Lith. groti to croak. [root]24. Cf. {Crake}.]
    1. To make the shrill sound characteristic of a cock, either
       in joy, gayety, or defiance. ``The cock had crown.''
             The morning cock crew loud.           --Shak.
    2. To shout in exultation or defiance; to brag.
    3. To utter a sound expressive of joy or pleasure.
             The sweetest little maid, That ever crowed for
             kisses.                               --Tennyson.
    {To crow over}, to exult over a vanquished antagonist.
             Sennacherib crowing over poor Jerusalem. --Bp. Hall.
  2. \Crow\, n. [AS. cr?we a crow (in sense 1); akin to D.
    kraai, G. kr?e; cf. Icel. kr?ka crow. So named from its cry,
    from AS. cr?wan to crow. See {Crow}, v. i. ]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) A bird, usually black, of the genus {Corvus},
       having a strong conical beak, with projecting bristles. It
       has a harsh, croaking note. See {Caw}.
    Note: The common crow of Europe, or carrion crow, is {C.
          corone}. The common American crow is {C. Americanus}.
          See {Carrion crow}, and Illustr., under {Carrion}.
    2. A bar of iron with a beak, crook, or claw; a bar of iron
       used as a lever; a crowbar.
             Get me an iron crow, and bring it straight Unto my
             cell.                                 --Shak.
    3. The cry of the cock. See {Crow}, v. i., 1.
    4. The mesentery of a beast; -- so called by butchers.
    {Carrion crow}. See under {Carrion}.
    {Crow blackbird} (Zo["o]l.), an American bird ({Quiscalus
       quiscula}); -- called also {purple grackle}.
    {Crow pheasant} (Zo["o]l.), an Indian cuckoo; the common
       coucal. It is believed by the natives to give omens. See
    {Crow shrike} (Zo["o]l.), any bird of the genera
       {Gymnorhina}, {Craticus}, or {Strepera}, mostly from
    {Red-legged crow}. See {Crough}.
    {As the crow flies}, in a direct line.
    {To pick a crow}, {To pluck a crow}, to state and adjust a
       difference or grievance (with any one).
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a crow in your dream, represents your annoying habits and the darker part of your character. The crow may serve as messengers from your unconscious.
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