Definitions of crow

  1. a small quadrilateral constellation in the southern hemisphere near Virgo
  2. dwell on with satisfaction
  3. black birds having a raucous call
  4. a Siouan language spoken by the Crow people
  5. the cry of a cock ( or an imitation of it)
  6. a member of the Siouan people formerly living in eastern Montana
  7. express pleasure verbally; " She crowed with joy"
  8. utter shrill sounds; " The cocks crowed all morning"
  9. an instance of boastful talk; " his brag is worse than his fight"; " whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"
  10. To make the shrill sound characteristic of a cock, either in joy, gayety, or defiance.
  11. To shout in exultation or defiance; to brag.
  12. To utter a sound expressive of joy or pleasure.
  13. A bird, usually black, of the genus Corvus, having a strong conical beak, with projecting bristles. It has a harsh, croaking note. See Caw.
  14. A bar of iron with a beak, crook, or claw; a bar of iron used as a lever; a crowbar.
  15. The cry of the cock. See Crow, v. i., 1.
  16. The mesentery of a beast; -- so called by butchers.
  17. To make a shrill sound like a cock; boast in triumph; utter a cry of pleasure.
  18. The cry of a cock.
  19. Crowed.
  20. Crowing.
  21. A large bird, generally black, which utters a croaking sound: the cry of a cook: a boast.
  22. To croak, to cry as a cock, in joy or defiance: to boast: to swagger:- pa. t. crew or crowed; pa. p. crowed.
  23. A large black bird; the cry of a cock.
  24. Crew of crowed.
  25. To cry as a cock; to boast triumphantly.
  26. To utter the cry of a cock; exult; boast.
  27. To utter sounds of infantile delight.
  28. A bird with glossy black plumage.
  29. The cry of a cock, or any like sound.
  30. A large black bird of the genus corvus; a crowbar; the cry of the cock.
  31. To make a noise like a cock, in joy, gaiety, or defiance; to boast in triumph; to swagger. To have a crow to pluck, to have a charge to make which requires explanation.
  32. A large bird of a very deep blue- black colour; the cry of a cock; an iron lever.
  33. To sing or cry as a cock, being a mark of joy or defiance; to boast in triumph.

Usage examples for crow

  1. Such a run had not been seen for many a long day; for it measured no less than fourteen miles " as the crow flies," and about five- and- twenty as the hounds ran. – A Cotswold Village by J. Arthur Gibbs
  2. But Werner's crow was short, and he had no time to push success. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  3. Then one morning came up the old crow. – His Big Opportunity by Amy Le Feuvre
  4. Where the piano failed to produce the full effect, Daniel helped out with his crow- like voice. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  5. But I do believe that Sir W. Batten has made him believe that I do too much crow upon having his kindness, and so he may on purpose to countenance him seem a little more strange to me, but I will study hard to bring him back again to the same degree of kindness. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  6. That was enough for old Mr. Crow. – The Tale of Ferdinand Frog by Arthur Scott Bailey
  7. Gerda understood the word 'alone' and knew how much there was in it, and she told the crow the whole story of her life and adventures, and asked if it had seen Kay. – Stories from Hans Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
  8. Then they saw that the crow was trying to dress and act as they did. – Fifty Fabulous Fables by Lida Brown McMurry
  9. While the children were good- naturedly laughing and explaining to Minnie that a crow was a bird, their mother appeared at the cottage- door and said, " Breakfast, children." – The Fairy Nightcaps by Frances Elizabeth Barrow
  10. If we can find out the truth about Miss Maggie we'll just have a quiet little crow over her all to ourselves. – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  11. H'are you, Mr. Crow? – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
  12. And one for the crow. – Fairy Prince and Other Stories by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  13. A blind man may shoot a crow by mistake, but he ain't no judge o' colours. – Austin and His Friends by Frederic H. Balfour
  14. Now no one knew that Blacky the Crow had come to the party, for Blacky never goes abroad at night. – The Adventures of Mr. Mocker by Thornton W. Burgess
  15. " I'm nat'rally suspicious by bein' up in th' Crow country so much o' my time, an' I got ter thinkin' 'bout Schoolcraft. – Bring Me His Ears by Clarence E. Mulford
  16. As soon as he had done this he said, " If you pass many different towns where the people get water, you rooster crow." – Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore by Fay-Cooper Cole