Meaning of CROW in English



Pronunciation: ' kr ō

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English crowe, from Old English cr ā we; akin to Old High German kr ā wa crow, Old English cr ā wan to crow

Date: before 12th century

1 : any of various large usually entirely glossy black passerine birds (family Corvidae and especially genus Corvus )

2 capitalized a : a member of an American Indian people of the region between the Platte and Yellowstone rivers b : the language of the Crow people

3 capitalized : CORVUS

4 : HUMBLE PIE <the braggart was forced to eat crow >

– as the crow flies : in a straight line

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.