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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crow  \Crow\  (kr?),  v.  i.  [imp.  {Crew}  (kr?)  or  {Crowed}  (kr?d); 
  p.  p.  {Crowed}  ({Crown}  (kr?n),  Obs.);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Crowing}.]  [AS.  cr?wan;  akin  to  D.  kraijen  G.  kr?hen,  cf 
  Lith.  groti  to  croak.  [root]24.  Cf  {Crake}.] 
  1.  To  make  the  shrill  sound  characteristic  of  a  cock,  either 
  in  joy,  gayety,  or  defiance.  ``The  cock  had  crown.'' 
  --Bayron. 
 
  The  morning  cock  crew  loud.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  shout  in  exultation  or  defiance;  to  brag. 
 
  3.  To  utter  a  sound  expressive  of  joy  or  pleasure. 
 
  The  sweetest  little  maid,  That  ever  crowed  for 
  kisses.  --Tennyson. 
 
  {To  crow  over},  to  exult  over  a  vanquished  antagonist. 
 
  Sennacherib  crowing  over  poor  Jerusalem.  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crow  \Crow\,  n.  [AS.  cr?we  a  crow  (in  sense  1);  akin  to  D. 
  kraai,  G.  kr?e;  cf  Icel.  kr?ka  crow.  So  named  from  its  cry, 
  from  AS  cr?wan  to  crow.  See  {Crow},  v.  i.  ] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  bird,  usually  black,  of  the  genus  {Corvus}, 
  having  a  strong  conical  beak,  with  projecting  bristles.  It 
  has  a  harsh,  croaking  note.  See  {Caw}. 
 
  Note:  The  common  crow  of  Europe,  or  carrion  crow,  is  {C. 
  corone}.  The  common  American  crow  is  {C.  Americanus}. 
  See  {Carrion  crow},  and  Illustr.,  under  {Carrion}. 
 
  2.  A  bar  of  iron  with  a  beak,  crook,  or  claw;  a  bar  of  iron 
  used  as  a  lever;  a  crowbar. 
 
  Get  me  an  iron  crow,  and  bring  it  straight  Unto  my 
  cell.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  The  cry  of  the  cock.  See  {Crow},  v.  i.,  1. 
 
  4.  The  mesentery  of  a  beast;  --  so  called  by  butchers. 
 
  {Carrion  crow}.  See  under  {Carrion}. 
 
  {Crow  blackbird}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  American  bird  ({Quiscalus 
  quiscula});  --  called  also  {purple  grackle}. 
 
  {Crow  pheasant}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  Indian  cuckoo;  the  common 
  coucal.  It  is  believed  by  the  natives  to  give  omens.  See 
  {Coucal}. 
 
  {Crow  shrike}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  bird  of  the  genera 
  {Gymnorhina},  {Craticus},  or  {Strepera},  mostly  from 
  Australia. 
 
  {Red-legged  crow}.  See  {Crough}. 
 
  {As  the  crow  flies},  in  a  direct  line 
 
  {To  pick  a  crow},  {To  pluck  a  crow},  to  state  and  adjust  a 
  difference  or  grievance  (with  any  one). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crows  \Crows\  (kr?z),  n.  pl.;  sing.  {Crow}.  (Ethnol.) 
  A  tribe  of  Indians  of  the  Dakota  stock,  living  in  Montana;  -- 
  also  called  {Upsarokas}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crow 
  n  1:  black  birds  having  a  raucous  call 
  2:  the  cry  of  a  cock  (or  an  imitation  of  it) 
  3:  a  member  of  the  Siouan  people  formerly  living  in  E  Montana 
  [syn:  {Crow}] 
  4:  a  small  quadrilateral  constellation  in  the  southern 
  hemisphere  near  Virgo  [syn:  {Corvus},  {Crow}] 
  5:  an  instance  of  boastful  talk;  "his  brag  is  worse  than  his 
  fight"  [syn:  {brag},  {bragging},  {crowing},  {vaporing},  {line-shooting}] 
  6:  a  Siouan  language  spoken  by  the  Crow  people  [syn:  {Crow}] 
  v  1:  dwell  on  with  satisfaction  [syn:  {gloat},  {triumph}] 
  2:  express  pleasure  verbally;  "She  crowed  with  joy" 
  3:  utter  shrill  sounds;  "The  cocks  crowed  all  morning" 




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