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crusade


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crusade  \Cru*sade"\  (kr?-s?d"),  n.  [F.  croisade,  fr  Pr 
  crozada  or  Sp  cruzada,  or  It  crociata  from  a  verb 
  signifying  to  take  the  cross,  mark  one's  self  with  a  cross, 
  fr  L.  crux  cross;  or  possibly  taken  into  English  directly 
  fr  Pr  Cf  {Croisade},  {Crosado},  and  see  {Cross}.] 
  1.  Any  one  of  the  military  expeditions  undertaken  by 
  Christian  powers,  in  the  11th,  12th,  and  13th  centuries, 
  for  the  recovery  of  the  Holy  Land  from  the  Mohammedans. 
 
  2.  Any  enterprise  undertaken  with  zeal  and  enthusiasm;  as  a 
  crusade  against  intemperance. 
 
  3.  A  Portuguese  coin.  See  {Crusado}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crusade  \Cru*sade"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crusaded};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Crusading}.] 
  To  engage  in  a  crusade;  to  attack  in  a  zealous  or  hot-headed 
  manner.  ``Cease  crusading  against  sense.''  --M.  Green. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crusade 
  n  1:  a  series  of  actions  advancing  a  principle  or  tending  toward 
  a  particular  end  "he  supported  populist  campaigns"; 
  "they  worked  in  the  cause  of  world  peace";  "the  team  was 
  ready  for  a  drive  toward  the  pennant";  "the  movement  to 
  end  slavery";  "contributed  to  the  war  effort"  [syn:  {campaign}, 
  {cause},  {drive},  {movement},  {effort}] 
  2:  any  of  the  more  or  less  continuous  military  expeditions  in 
  the  11-13th  centuries  when  Christian  powers  of  Europe 
  tried  to  recapture  the  Holy  Land  from  the  Muslims  [syn:  {Crusade}] 
  v  1:  engage  in  a  crusade  for  a  certain  cause  or  person;  "She  is 
  crusading  for  women's  rights"  [syn:  {fight},  {campaign}, 
  {push},  {agitate}] 
  2:  go  on  a  crusade;  fight  a  holy  war 




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