from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of the military expeditions undertaken by European Christians in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries to recover the Holy Land from the Muslims.
- n. A holy war undertaken with papal sanction.
- n. A vigorous concerted movement for a cause or against an abuse. See Synonyms at campaign.
- intransitive v. To engage in a crusade.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of the military expedition undertaken by the Christians of Europe in the 11th to 13th centuries to reconquer the Levant from the Muslims.
- n. A grand concerted effort toward some purportedly worthy cause.
- v. To make a grand concerted effort toward some purportedly worthy cause.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of the military expeditions undertaken by Christian powers, in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries, for the recovery of the Holy Land from the Mohammedans.
- n. Any enterprise undertaken with zeal and enthusiasm.
- n. A Portuguese coin. See Crusado.
- intransitive v. To engage in a crusade; to attack in a zealous or hot-headed manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A military expedition under the banner of the cross; specifically, one of the medieval expeditions undertaken by the Christians of Europe for the recovery of the Holy Land from the Mohammedans.
- n. Any vigorous concerted action for the defense or advancement of an idea or a cause, or in opposition to a public evil: as, a temperance crusade; the crusade against slavery.
- To engage in a crusade; support or oppose any cause with zeal.
- n. Same as crusado.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims
- v. go on a crusade; fight a holy war
- n. a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
- v. exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
In a letter written in 1954, Farber used the word crusade to describe their campaign against cancer.
The emotional drive behind the anti-chain crusade is an understandable mistrust of big corporations allied with the knee-jerk snobbery that is never far from the surface in American cultural life.
To know this and yet continue on the crusade is a logic of cowardice and extreme idiocy.
He says because George Bush, the president, has declared a crusade, what he called a crusade, against Osama bin Laden, Afghanistan, Iraq, that he cannot accept these U.S. lawyers.
He says because George Bush, the president, declared has declared a crusade -- what he called a crusade against Osama bin Laden, Afghanistan, Iraq, that he cannot accept the (INAUDIBLE) lawyers.
The supreme leader of Iran tonight said the pope's comments are proof of what he calls a crusade against Muslims.
Liz Kiriona, 47, and Lyn Mehana, 45, have been on what they call a crusade
He also used the word crusade before Britain’s parliament to describe the struggle.
David “I’m the guy who wrote the axis of evil and dug up the term crusade while describing the conflict in Iraq” Frum.
Anyone has who has been to a tea party rally (at least here in Texas) and sees the way that Tea Party “patriots” scream “ACORN!” whenever they see a black person knows FULL WELL that this whole anti-ACORN crusade is merely an attack by proxy on black people.