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Definition of "crow" []

  • Any of several large glossy black birds of the genus Corvus, having a characteristic raucous call, especially C. brachyrhynchos of North America. (noun)
  • A crowbar. (noun)
  • As the crow flies In a straight line. (idiom)
  • To utter the shrill cry characteristic of a cock or rooster. (verb-intransitive)
  • To exult loudly, as over another's defeat; boast. See Synonyms at boast1. (verb-intransitive)
  • Any large gregarious songbird of the genus Corvus, esp C. corone (the carrion crow) of Europe and Asia: family Corvidae. Other species are the raven, rook, and jackdaw and all have a heavy bill, glossy black plumage, and rounded wings (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any of various other corvine birds, such as the jay, magpie, and nutcracker (noun)
  • Any of various similar birds of other families (noun)

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Use "crow" in a sentence
  • ""They're having what they call a crow caucus," explained Jack."
  • "I had the inside of the crow from the stencil, so I adhered it to the cover, hoping it would serve as a focal point."
  • "I really feel that jim crow is alive and well. charles pettway"