crusade

[k_ɹ_uː_s_ˈeɪ_d], [kɹuːsˈe͡ɪd], [kɹuːsˈe‍ɪd]

Definitions of crusade:

  1.   To engage in a crusade. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Crusader. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3.   A military expedition under the banner of the cross engaged in by one of the Christian powers to recover the Holy Land; vigorous concerted action for the defense of some cause, or the advancement of some idea; as, the crusade against slavery. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Expedition to recover the Holy Land; religious or fanatical expedition. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5.   One of those military expeditions undertaken during the middle ages under the banner of the cross for the recovery of the Holy Land from the power of the Saracens; any hostile joint enterprise conducted in a similar enthusiastic or fanatical spirit. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   To join in a crusade. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7.   A military expedition under the banner of the cross to recover the Holy Land from the Turks: any daring or romantic undertaking. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8.   A romantic undertaking. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for crusade:

  1. I'm not on any crusade – Don Henley
  2. Not one man will the State of Missouri furnish to carry on any unholy crusade – Claiborne Fox Jackson
  3. What was the reason for invading Iraq' Was it a humanitarian crusade or an economic one' I would be inclined to say the latter. It was the same with the Civil War, because the landed gentry's money was being stolen by the king. – Dougray Scott
  4. They may not be conscripted against their will as the foot soldiers in a federal crusade – John Paul Stevens
  5. My own early crusade for same -sex marriage, for example, is now mainstream gay politics. It wasn't when I started. – Andrew Sullivan

Usage examples for crusade:

  1. It is time to open a crusade against this hypocritical suppression of knowledge, which leads to endless and needless suffering. ” – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  2. Great was the emotion in Europe; and the cry of the crusade was heard once more. ” – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume II. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  3. This last clause, though a clear statement of the common law, would, of course, render hopeless Mr. Gompers's crusade in favor of the boycott, the object of a boycott invariably being to control the acts of somebody else. ” – Popular Law-making by Frederic Jesup Stimson
  4. He is going to the Holy Father, Christ on earth, to urge him concerning the affairs of the holy Crusade – Letters of Catherine Benincasa by Catherine Benincasa
  5. The first crusade streamed past the mighty rock. ” – A Prisoner in Turkey by John Still
  6. It was largely because of such feelings that the great states of Europe so long persisted in the craven policy of paying blackmail to the robbers, instead of joining in a crusade and destroying them. ” – The Critical Period of American History by John Fiske
  7. Whereupon the Secretary resigned, and no less than seven high Treasury officials, who had been active in the crusade of reform, left the department at the same time. ” – Ulysses S. Grant by Walter Allen
  8. “ " A woman would have to be- to be a good deal of a woman, not any less one, to put such a thing across, Jane," I said, with a preflash of some of the things that might happen in such a cruel crusade of reformation and deprivation of rights. ” – The Tinder-Box by Maria Thompson Daviess
  9. “ Lalage's crusade had produced an extraordinary effect. ” – Lalage's Lovers 1911 by George A. Birmingham
  10. The two men, however, recognized each other's genius, and Lorenzo, with the tolerance which was as much a mark of the first three Medici rulers as its absence was notable in most of the later ones, rather encouraged Savonarola in his crusade than not. ” – A Wanderer in Florence by E. V. Lucas

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