Definitions for: Crow

[n] black birds having a raucous call
[n] a Siouan language spoken by the Crow people
[n] an instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his fight"
[n] the cry of a cock (or an imitation of it)
[n] a small quadrilateral constellation in the southern hemisphere near Virgo
[n] a member of the Siouan people formerly living in eastern Montana
[v] express pleasure verbally; "She crowed with joy"
[v] utter shrill sounds; "The cocks crowed all morning"
[v] dwell on with satisfaction

Webster (1913) Definition: Crow (kr?), v. i. [imp. Crew (kr?) or Crowed (kr?d);
p. p. Crowed (Crown (kr?n), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n.
Crowing.] [AS. cr?wan; akin to D. kraijen, G. kr?hen, cf.
Lith. groti to croak. [root]24. Cf. Crake.]
1. To make the shrill sound characteristic of a cock, either
in joy, gayety, or defiance. ``The cock had crown.''

The morning cock crew loud. --Shak.

2. To shout in exultation or defiance; to brag.

3. To utter a sound expressive of joy or pleasure.

The sweetest little maid, That ever crowed for
kisses. --Tennyson.

To crow over, to exult over a vanquished antagonist.

Sennacherib crowing over poor Jerusalem. --Bp. Hall.

Crow, n. [AS. cr?we a crow (in sense 1); akin to D.
kraai, G. kr?e; cf. Icel. kr?ka crow. So named from its cry,
from AS. cr?wan to crow. See Crow, v. i. ]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A bird, usually black, of the genus Corvus,
having a strong conical beak, with projecting bristles. It
has a harsh, croaking note. See Caw.

Note: The common crow of Europe, or carrion crow, is {C.
corone}. The common American crow is C. Americanus.
See Carrion crow, and Illustr., under Carrion.

2. A bar of iron with a beak, crook, or claw; a bar of iron
used as a lever; a crowbar.

Get me an iron crow, and bring it straight Unto my
cell. --Shak.

3. The cry of the cock. See Crow, v. i., 1.

4. The mesentery of a beast; -- so called by butchers.

Carrion crow. See under Carrion.

Crow blackbird (Zo["o]l.), an American bird ({Quiscalus
quiscula}); -- called also purple grackle.

Crow pheasant (Zo["o]l.), an Indian cuckoo; the common
coucal. It is believed by the natives to give omens. See

Crow shrike (Zo["o]l.), any bird of the genera
Gymnorhina, Craticus, or Strepera, mostly from

Red-legged crow. See Crough.

As the crow flies, in a direct line.

To pick a crow, To pluck a crow, to state and adjust a
difference or grievance (with any one).

Synonyms: brag, bragging, Corvus, crowing, gloat, line-shooting, triumph, vaporing

See Also: American crow, blow, bluster, boast, boast, boasting, brag, cock-a-doodle-doo, congratulate, constellation, corvine bird, Corvus, Corvus brachyrhyncos, cry, emit, gas, gasconade, genus Corvus, jactitation, let loose, let out, preen, pride, self-praise, shoot a line, Siouan, Siouan, Siouan language, Sioux, swash, tout, utter, vaunt

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