Definition of "crusade" [cru•sade]

  • (noun) Any of the military expeditions undertaken by European Christians in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries to recover the Holy Land from the Muslims.
  • (noun) A holy war undertaken with papal sanction.
  • (noun) A vigorous concerted movement for a cause or against an abuse. See Synonyms at campaign.
  • (verb-intransitive) To engage in a crusade.
  • (noun) any of the military expeditions undertaken in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries by the Christian powers of Europe to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims
  • (noun) (formerly) any holy war undertaken on behalf of a religious cause
  • (noun) a vigorous and dedicated action or movement in favour of a cause
  • (verb) to campaign vigorously for something
  • (verb) to go on a crusade

Use "crusade" in a sentence

  • "In a letter written in 1954, Farber used the word crusade to describe their campaign against cancer."
  • "The emotional drive behind the anti-chain crusade is an understandable mistrust of big corporations allied with the knee-jerk snobbery that is never far from the surface in American cultural life."
  • "To know this and yet continue on the crusade is a logic of cowardice and extreme idiocy."

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