crow: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (krō), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several large oscine birds of the genus Corvus, of the family Corvidae, having a long, stout bill, lustrous black plumage, and a wedge-shaped tail, as the common C. brachyrhynchos, of North America.
  2. any of several other birds of the family Corvidae.
  3. any of various similar birds of other families.
  4. (cap.)the constellation Corvus.
  5. crowbar (def. 1).
  6. in a straight line; by the most direct route: The next town is thirty miles from here, as the crow flies.
  7. to be forced to admit to having made a mistake, as by retracting an emphatic statement; suffer humiliation: His prediction was completely wrong, and he had to eat crow.
  8. to have a reason to disagree or argue with someone.


Pronunciation: (krō), [key]
— v., n. crowed crew crowed crow&syling
  1. to utter the characteristic cry of a rooster.
  2. to gloat, boast, or exult (often fol. by over).
  3. to utter an inarticulate cry of pleasure, as an infant does.
  1. the characteristic cry of a rooster.
  2. an inarticulate cry of pleasure.


Pronunciation: (krō), [key]
— n.
  1. a member of a Siouan people of eastern Montana.
  2. a Siouan language closely related to Hidatsa.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: