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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)

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.

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"