Meaning of CROW in English


I. noun Etymology: Middle English ~e, from Old English crāwe; akin to Old High German krāwa ~, Old English crāwan to ~ Date: before 12th century any of various large usually entirely glossy black passerine birds (family Corvidae and especially genus Corvus ), 2. capitalized a member of an American Indian people of the region between the Platte and Yellowstone rivers, the language of the Crow people, Corvus , humble pie , II. verb (~ed; also in sense 1 chiefly British crew; ~ing) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English crāwan Date: before 12th century intransitive verb to make the loud shrill sound characteristic of a cock, to utter a sound expressive of pleasure, 3. to exult gloatingly especially over the distress of another, to brag exultantly or blatantly, transitive verb to say with self-satisfaction, see: boast III. noun Date: 13th century the cry of the cock, a triumphant cry

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