from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being in an unrefined or natural state; raw.
- adj. Lacking tact or taste; blunt or offensive: a crude, mannerless oaf; a crude remark.
- adj. Characterized by uncultured simplicity; lacking in sophistication or subtlety: had only a crude notion of how a computer works.
- adj. Not carefully or skillfully made; rough: a quick, crude sketch.
- adj. Undisguised or unadorned; plain: must face the crude truth.
- adj. Statistics In an unanalyzed form; not adjusted to allow for related circumstances or data.
- adj. Archaic Unripe or immature.
- n. A substance, especially petroleum, in its unrefined state.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Being in a natural state.
- adj. Characterized by simplicity, especially something not carefully or expertly made.
- adj. Lacking concealing elements.
- adj. Lacking tact or taste.
- adj. Being in an unanalyzed form.
- adj. Immature or unripe.
- n. Any substance in its natural state.
- n. Crude oil.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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.
- adj. Unripe; not mature or perfect; immature.
- adj. Not reduced to order or form; unfinished; not arranged or prepared; ill-considered; immature.
- adj. Undigested; unconcocted; not brought into a form to give nourishment.
- adj. Having, or displaying, superficial and undigested knowledge; without culture or profundity.
- adj. Harsh and offensive, as a color; tawdry or in bad taste, as a combination of colors, or any design or work of art.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being in a raw or unprepared state; not fitted for use by cooking, manufacture, or the like; not altered, refined, or prepared by any artificial process; not wrought: as, crude vegetables; the crude materials of the earth; crude salt; crude ore.
- Hence 3. Unrefined; unpolished; coarse; rough; gross: as, crude manners or speech; a crude feast.
- Not worked into the proper form; lacking finish, polish, proper arrangement, or completeness; hence, exhibiting lack of knowledge or skill; imperfect: said of things: as, a crude painting; a crude theory; a crude attempt.
- Characterized by lack of sufficient knowledge or skill; unable to produce what is finished, polished, or complete: said of persons.
- Synonyms Raw. Crude. See raw.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not carefully or expertly made
- adj. belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness
- adj. conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
- adj. not refined or processed
- adj. devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
- adj. not processed or subjected to analysis
- n. a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
Middle English, from Latin crūdus; see kreuə- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English crude, from Latin crūdus ("raw, bloody, uncooked, undigested, crude"), from Proto-Indo-European *krewa- (“raw meat, fresh blood”). Cognate with Old English hrēaw ("raw, uncooked"). More at raw. (Wiktionary)