Meaning of CROW in English

CROW

transcription, транскрипция: [ kroʊ ]

( crows, crowing, crowed)

1.

A crow is a large black bird which makes a loud, harsh noise.

N-COUNT

2.

When a cock crows , it makes a loud sound, often early in the morning.

The cock crows and the dawn chorus begins.

VERB : V

3.

If you say that someone is crowing about something they have achieved or are pleased about, you disapprove of them because they keep telling people proudly about it. ( INFORMAL )

Edwards is already crowing about his assured victory...

We’ve seen them all crowing that the movement is dead.

= boast

VERB : V about/over n , V that [ disapproval ]

4.

If you say that a place is a particular distance away as the crow flies , you mean that it is that distance away measured in a straight line.

I live at Mesa, Washington, about 10 miles as the crow flies from Hanford.

PHRASE : oft amount PHR

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