crow

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkrəʊ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kroʊ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(krō)

Inflections of 'crow' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
crows
v 3rd person singular
crowing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
crowed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
crew
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Rare: mainly UK)
crowed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
crow1 /kroʊ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Birdsa large, strong-billed songbird typically black and found nearly worldwide:crows in the trees, cawing unceasingly.
Idioms
  1. Idiomsas the crow flies, in a straight line;
    by the most direct route:It's only a few miles as the crow flies, but more like twenty through the mountain roads.
  2. Idioms, Informal Termseat crow, to be forced to admit one's mistake;
    suffer humiliation.


crow2 /kroʊ/USA pronunciation   v.,  crowed or, for 1., (esp. Brit.), crew /kru/;USA pronunciation   crowed;
  crow•ing;
 n. 

v. 
  1. [no object] to utter the characteristic cry of a rooster.
  2. to gloat over a triumph or victory;
    boast or brag:[+ over/about + object]They were crowing over their victory in the tournament.
  3. [no object] to utter a cry of pleasure.

n. [countable]
  1. the cry of a rooster.
  2. a cry of pleasure.
crow•er, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
crow1  (krō),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Birdsany of several large oscine birds of the genus Corvus, of the family Corvidae, having a long, stout bill, lustrous black plumage, and a wedge-shaped tail, as the common C. brachyrhynchos, of North America.
  2. Birdsany of several other birds of the family Corvidae.
  3. Birdsany of various similar birds of other families.
  4. (cap.) [Astron.]the constellation Corvus.
  5. Buildingcrowbar (def. 1).
  6. Idiomsas the crow flies, in a straight line;
    by the most direct route:The next town is thirty miles from here, as the crow flies.
  7. Idiomseat crow, [Informal.]to be forced to admit to having made a mistake, as by retracting an emphatic statement;
    suffer humiliation:His prediction was completely wrong, and he had to eat crow.
  8. Dialect Terms, Idiomshave a crow to pick or  pluck with someone, [Midland and Southern U.S.]to have a reason to disagree or argue with someone.
  • bef. 900; Middle English crowe, Old English crāwe, crāwa; cognate with Old High German krāwa; akin to Dutch kraai, German Krähe

crow2  (krō),USA pronunciation v.,  crowed  or, for 1, (esp. Brit.) , crew;
crowed;
crow•ing;
 n. 

v.i. 
  1. to utter the characteristic cry of a rooster.
  2. to gloat, boast, or exult (often fol. by over).
  3. to utter an inarticulate cry of pleasure, as an infant does.

n. 
  1. the characteristic cry of a rooster.
  2. an inarticulate cry of pleasure.
crower, n. 
crowing•ly, adv. 
  • bef. 1000; Middle English crowen, Old English crāwan; cognate with Dutch kraaien, German krähen; see crow1
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged vaunt, brag.

Crow  (krō),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a member of a Siouan people of eastern Montana.
  2. a Siouan language closely related to Hidatsa.
  • translation of North American French (gens des) Corbeaux Raven (people), literal translation of Crow apsá·loke a Crow Indian 1795–1805

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
crow /krəʊ/ n
  1. any large gregarious songbird of the genus Corvus, esp C. corone (the carrion crow) of Europe and Asia: family Corvidae. Other species are the raven, rook, and jackdaw and all have a heavy bill, glossy black plumage, and rounded wings
  2. any of various similar birds of other families
  3. offensive an old or ugly woman
  4. as the crow fliesas directly as possible
  5. eat crowUS Canadian informal to be forced to do something humiliating
  6. stone the crows
Etymology: Old English crāwa; related to Old Norse krāka, Old High German krāia, Dutch kraai
crow /krəʊ/ vb (intransitive)
  1. (past tense crowed or crew) to utter a shrill squawking sound, as a cock
  2. (often followed by over) to boast one's superiority
  3. (esp of babies) to utter cries of pleasure
n
  1. the act or an instance of crowing
Etymology: Old English crāwan; related to Old High German krāen, Dutch kraaien

ˈcrowingly adv
'crow' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
Collocations: a [blue, black, carrion, grey] crow, a murder of crows, The sky is filled with crows., more...

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