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Meaning of CRUDE

Pronunciation:  krood

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
  2. [adj]  not processed or subjected to analysis; "raw data"; "the raw cost of production"; "only the crude vital statistics"
  3. [adj]  conspicuously and tastelessly indecent; "coarse language"; "a crude joke"; "crude behavior"; "an earthy sense of humor"; "a revoltingly gross expletive"; "a vulgar gesture"; "full of language so vulgar it should have been edited"
  4. [adj]  belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness; "the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man"; "primitive movies of the 1890s"; "primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains"
  5. [adj]  not refined or processed; "unrefined ore"; "crude oil"
  6. [adj]  not carefully or expertly made; "managed to make a crude splint"; "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them"; "rough carpentry"
 

CRUDE is a 5 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: coal oil, coarse, crude oil, early, earthy, fossil oil, gross, indecent, petroleum, primitive, raw, rock oil, rough, rude, unanalyzed, unprocessed, unrefined, unskilled, vulgar
 
 Antonyms: processed, refined
 
 See Also: atomic number 6, C, carbon, fossil fuel, oil

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Crude\ (kr[udd]d), a. [Compar. {Cruder} (-[~e]r); superl.
{Crudest}.] [L. crudus raw; akin to cruor blood (which flows
from a wound). See {Raw}, and cf. {Cruel}.]
1. In its natural state; not cooked or prepared by fire or
   heat; undressed; not altered, refined, or prepared for use
   by any artificial process; raw; as, crude flesh. ``Common
   crude salt.'' --Boyle.

         Molding to its will each successive deposit of the
         crude materials.                      --I. Taylor.

2. Unripe; not mature or perfect; immature.

         I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude.
                                               --Milton.

3. Not reduced to order or form; unfinished; not arranged or
   prepared; ill-considered; immature. ``Crude projects.''
   --Macaulay.

         Crude, undigested masses of suggestion, furnishing
         rather raw materials for composition. --De Quincey.

         The originals of Nature in their crude Conception.
                                               --Milton.

4. Undigested; unconcocted; not brought into a form to give
   nourishment. ``Crude and inconcoct.'' --Bacon.

5. Having, or displaying, superficial and undigested
   knowledge; without culture or profundity; as, a crude
   reasoner.

6. (Paint.) Harsh and offensive, as a color; tawdry or in bad
   taste, as a combination of colors, or any design or work
   of art.

 
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