American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A group of people working together; a gang: a crew of stagehands.
- n. A group of people gathered together temporarily; a crowd.
- n. All personnel operating or serving aboard a ship.
- n. All of a ship's personnel except the officers.
- n. All personnel operating or serving aboard an aircraft in flight.
- n. Sports A team of rowers, as of a racing shell.
- n. Sports The sport of rowing.
- v. To serve as a member of a crew: crewed on a sloop.
- v. To serve as a crew member on: The space station will be crewed by a team of eight people.
- v. Chiefly British A past tense of crow2.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An accession; a reinforcement; a company of soldiers or others sent as a reinforcement, or on an expedition. See accrue, n.
- n. Any company of people; an assemblage; a crowd: nearly always in a derogatory or a humorous sense.
- n. Nautical: The company of seamen who man a ship, vessel, or boat; the seamen belonging to a vessel; specifically, the common sailors of a ship's company. In a broad (but not properly nautical) sense the word comprises all the officers and men on board a ship, enrolled on the books. It has received this interpretation in law.
- n. The company or gang of a ship's carpenter, gunner, boatswain, etc.
- n. Any company or gang of laborers engaged upon a particular work, as the company of men (engineer, fireman, conductor, brakemen, etc.) who manage and run a railroad-train.
- n. Synonyms Band, party, herd, mob, horde, throng.
- n. An archaic preterit of crow.
- n. UK, dialectal A pen for livestock such as chickens or pigs
- v. UK Simple past tense and past participle of crow. To have made the characteristic sound of a rooster.
- n. A group of people (often staff) manning and operating a large facility or piece of equipment such as a factory, ship, boat, or airplane
- n. plural: crew A member of the crew of a vessel or plant
- n. nautical, plural: crew A member of a ship's company who is not an officer
- n. art The group of workers on a dramatic production who are not part of the cast
- n. art, plural: crew A worker on a dramatic production who is not part of the cast
- n. A group of people working together on a task
- n. informal, often derogatory A close group of friends
- n. often derogatory A set of individuals lumped together by the speaker
- n. slang, hip-hop A hip-hop group
- n. sports, rowing, uncountable The sport of competitive rowing.
- n. rowing A rowing team manning a single shell.
- v. transitive and intransitive To be a member of a vessel's crew
- v. To be a member of a work or production crew
- v. To supply workers or sailors for a crew
- v. nautical To do the proper work of a sailor
- v. nautical To take on, recruit (new) crew
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The Manx shearwater.
- n. A company of people associated together; an assemblage; a throng.
- n. The company of seamen who man a ship, vessel, or at; the company belonging to a vessel or a boat.
- n. In an extended sense, any small body of men associated for a purpose; a gang.
- imp. of crow
- n. an informal body of friends
- n. the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)
- v. serve as a crew member on
- n. the team of men manning a racing shell
- n. an organized group of workmen
- 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") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English creue, military reinforcement, from Old French, increase, from feminine past participle of creistre, to grow, from Latin crēscere. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“When you watch, notice that the pilots are all men, and the cabin crew is all female.”
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“The camera crew is always active, following each survivor throughout the day and night.”
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“While this crew is there you land (using private, international, and EELV's), more power systems (five-seven total) to provide 1 megawatt of power.”
“Mike: My husband and I just visited Bora Bora with a great group of friends --- the crew is there now working on the set.”
“The security and stability of my crew is the most important thing to me as a PI.”
“Although John Bandicut comes from Earth, his crew is about as colorful and alien as they come: there's Ik, a Hraachee'an; Li-Jared, a Karellian; Antares, a female empath from Thespi; two robots named Copernicus and Napolean; and a symbiote quarx named Charlie/Charlene that is integrated into Bandicut's mind.”
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