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crowing


  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crowing 
  adj  :  exhibiting  self-importance;  "big  talk"  [syn:  {boastful},  {braggart(a)}, 
  {bragging(a)},  {braggy},  {big},  {cock-a-hoop},  {self-aggrandizing}] 
  n  :  an  instance  of  boastful  talk;  "his  brag  is  worse  than  his 
  fight"  [syn:  {brag},  {bragging},  {crow},  {vaporing},  {line-shooting}] 




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