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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crude  \Crude\  (kr[udd]d),  a.  [Compar.  {Cruder}  (-[~e]r);  superl. 
  {Crudest}.]  [L.  crudus  raw;  akin  to  cruor  blood  (which  flows 
  from  a  wound).  See  {Raw},  and  cf  {Cruel}.] 
  1.  In  its  natural  state;  not  cooked  or  prepared  by  fire  or 
  heat;  undressed;  not  altered,  refined,  or  prepared  for  use 
  by  any  artificial  process;  raw;  as  crude  flesh.  ``Common 
  crude  salt.''  --Boyle. 
 
  Molding  to  its  will  each  successive  deposit  of  the 
  crude  materials.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  Unripe;  not  mature  or  perfect;  immature. 
 
  I  come  to  pluck  your  berries  harsh  and  crude. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Not  reduced  to  order  or  form  unfinished;  not  arranged  or 
  prepared;  ill-considered;  immature.  ``Crude  projects.'' 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  Crude,  undigested  masses  of  suggestion,  furnishing 
  rather  raw  materials  for  composition.  --De  Quincey. 
 
  The  originals  of  Nature  in  their  crude  Conception. 
  --Milton. 
 
  4.  Undigested;  unconcocted;  not  brought  into  a  form  to  give 
  nourishment.  ``Crude  and  inconcoct.''  --Bacon. 
 
  5.  Having  or  displaying,  superficial  and  undigested 
  knowledge;  without  culture  or  profundity;  as  a  crude 
  reasoner. 
 
  6.  (Paint.)  Harsh  and  offensive,  as  a  color;  tawdry  or  in  bad 
  taste,  as  a  combination  of  colors,  or  any  design  or  work 
  of  art. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crude 
  adj  1:  not  carefully  or  expertly  made  "managed  to  make  a  crude 
  splint";  "a  crude  cabin  of  logs  with  bark  still  on 
  them";  "rough  carpentry"  [syn:  {rough}] 
  2:  conspicuously  and  tastelessly  indecent;  "coarse  language"; 
  "a  crude  joke";  "crude  behavior";  "an  earthy  sense  of 
  humor";  "a  revoltingly  gross  expletive";  "a  vulgar 
  gesture";  "full  of  language  so  vulgar  it  should  have  been 
  edited"  [syn:  {coarse},  {earthy},  {gross},  {vulgar}] 
  3:  not  refined  or  processed;  "unrefined  ore";  "crude  oil"  [syn: 
  {unrefined},  {unprocessed}]  [ant:  {refined}] 
  4:  belonging  to  an  early  stage  of  technical  development; 
  characterized  by  simplicity  and  often  crudeness;  "the 
  crude  weapons  and  rude  agricultural  implements  of  early 
  man";  "primitive  movies  of  the  1890s";  "primitive  living 
  conditions  in  the  Appalachian  mountains"  [syn:  {primitive}, 
  {rude}] 
  5:  devoid  of  any  qualifications  or  disguise  or  adornment;  "the 
  blunt  truth";  "the  crude  facts";  "facing  the  stark  reality 
  of  the  deadline"  [syn:  {blunt},  {crude(a)},  {stark(a)}] 
  6:  not  processed  or  subjected  to  analysis;  "raw  data";  "the  raw 
  cost  of  production";  "only  the  crude  vital  statistics" 
  [syn:  {raw}] 
  n  :  a  dark  oil  consisting  mainly  of  hydrocarbons  [syn:  {petroleum}, 
  {crude  oil},  {coal  oil},  {rock  oil},  {fossil  oil}] 




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