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Meaning of "crab" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CRAB

Old English crabba; related to Old Norse krabbi, Old High German krebiz crab, Dutch krabben to scratch.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CRAB

crab  [kræb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRAB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Crab is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb crab in English.

WHAT DOES CRAB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

crab

Crab

Crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short projecting "tail" , usually entirely hidden under the thorax. They live in all the world's oceans, in fresh water, and on land, are generally covered with a thick exoskeleton and have a single pair of claws. Many other animals with similar names – such as hermit crabs, king crabs, porcelain crabs, horseshoe crabs and crab lice – are not true crabs.

Definition of crab in the English dictionary

The first definition of crab in the dictionary is any of various similar or related arthropods, such as the hermit crab and horseshoe crab. Other definition of crab is a manoeuvre in which an aircraft flies slightly into the crosswind to compensate for drift. Crab is also a mechanical lifting device, esp the travelling hoist of a gantry crane.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CRAB

PRESENT

Present
I crab
you crab
he/she/it crabs
we crab
you crab
they crab
Present continuous
I am crabbing
you are crabbing
he/she/it is crabbing
we are crabbing
you are crabbing
they are crabbing
Present perfect
I have crabbed
you have crabbed
he/she/it has crabbed
we have crabbed
you have crabbed
they have crabbed
Present perfect continuous
I have been crabbing
you have been crabbing
he/she/it has been crabbing
we have been crabbing
you have been crabbing
they have been crabbing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I crabbed
you crabbed
he/she/it crabbed
we crabbed
you crabbed
they crabbed
Past continuous
I was crabbing
you were crabbing
he/she/it was crabbing
we were crabbing
you were crabbing
they were crabbing
Past perfect
I had crabbed
you had crabbed
he/she/it had crabbed
we had crabbed
you had crabbed
they had crabbed
Past perfect continuous
I had been crabbing
you had been crabbing
he/she/it had been crabbing
we had been crabbing
you had been crabbing
they had been crabbing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will crab
you will crab
he/she/it will crab
we will crab
you will crab
they will crab
Future continuous
I will be crabbing
you will be crabbing
he/she/it will be crabbing
we will be crabbing
you will be crabbing
they will be crabbing
Future perfect
I will have crabbed
you will have crabbed
he/she/it will have crabbed
we will have crabbed
you will have crabbed
they will have crabbed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been crabbing
you will have been crabbing
he/she/it will have been crabbing
we will have been crabbing
you will have been crabbing
they will have been crabbing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would crab
you would crab
he/she/it would crab
we would crab
you would crab
they would crab
Conditional continuous
I would be crabbing
you would be crabbing
he/she/it would be crabbing
we would be crabbing
you would be crabbing
they would be crabbing
Conditional perfect
I would have crab
you would have crab
he/she/it would have crab
we would have crab
you would have crab
they would have crab
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been crabbing
you would have been crabbing
he/she/it would have been crabbing
we would have been crabbing
you would have been crabbing
they would have been crabbing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you crab
we let´s crab
you crab
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to crab
Past participle
crabbed
Present Participle
crabbing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRAB


Crabbe
kræb
drab
dræb
frab
fræb
grab
ɡræb
krab
kræb
landgrab
ˈlændˌɡræb
mihrab
ˈmiːræb
olive-drab
ˈɒlɪv dræb
scrab
skræb

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRAB

craal
crab apple
crab cancrizans
crab canon
crab grass
crab louse
Crab Nebula
crab stick
Crabbe
crabbed
crabbedly
crabbedness
crabber
crabbier
crabbiest
crabbily
crabbiness
crabbing
crabby
crabeater

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRAB

Arab
Boston crab
catch a crab
fiddler crab
hard-shell crab
hermit crab
horseshoe crab
king crab
mud crab
olive drab
Pan-Arab
sand crab
scarab
screen grab
Shatt-al-Arab
smash-and-grab
snow crab
soft-shell crab
spider crab
the Crab

Synonyms and antonyms of crab in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «crab» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRAB

Find out the translation of crab to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of crab from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «crab» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

螃蟹
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cangrejo
570 millions of speakers

English

crab
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

केकड़ा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سَرَطَان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

краб
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

caranguejo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কাঁকড়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

crabe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ketam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Krabbe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カニ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Crab
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con cua
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நண்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खेकडा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yengeç
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

granchio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krab
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

краб
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

crab
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καβούρι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

krap
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

krabba
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

krabbe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of crab

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRAB»

The term «crab» is very widely used and occupies the 13.503 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRAB» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «crab» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «crab» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about crab

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10 QUOTES WITH «CRAB»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word crab.
1
Aristophanes
You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.
2
Heston Blumenthal
It was quite a challenge to make people eat crab ice cream.
3
Daniel Boulud
In the springtime, we have softshell crab from Maryland, which I'd never had until I came to America. In the summer and early fall, we have striped bass, 'stripeys,' which come all the way up the Hudson River but mostly gather in the sound at the tip of Long Island, off Montauk.
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Tom Douglas
It's always a good idea to chill your crab cake mixture for a few hours, or even overnight, before frying because they'll hold together better.
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Tom Douglas
Some versions of crab cakes are mostly crabmeat lightly bound with egg, but I'm a firm believer that a crab cake should contain bread crumbs.
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Tom Douglas
In my 'Big Dinners' cookbook, I recreated my mother's recipe for crab dip. The creamy dressing for this dip, made with mayonnaise, tomato paste, a touch of honey, sliced chives, lemon juice and zest, horseradish and Tabasco, is reminiscent of Thousand Island dressing.
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Elle Fanning
I'm a big fish eater. Salmon - I love salmon. My sister loves Chinese food and sushi and all that. I'm not as big of a fan, but she likes it so we eat it a lot. So I'm beginning to like it more. I don't like the raw sushi. I liked the cooked crab and lobster and everything.
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Norman Fell
This hook nose and crab meister attitude has gotten me every job I've ever had. And more divorces than I care to remember.
9
Tony Hale
If a D.C. event doesn't have crab cakes, it's low-rent and you need to flee.
10
David Hasselhoff
I have a Guinness Book of World Records entry as the most-watched person on television; now I have a new entry as the only man who has a crab named after him.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRAB»

Discover the use of crab in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to crab and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab Big Book: A Counting by Feet Book
A counting book featuring animals with different numbers of feet.
April Pulley Sayre, Jeff Sayre, 2010
2
Crab
Briefly describes what crabs are and where they live.
Lloyd G. Douglas, 2005
3
Crab Wars: A Tale of Horseshoe Crabs, Bioterrorism, and ...
Scientists, entrepreneurs, and environmentalists collide in a battle over the horseshoe crab and the lucrative biotech industry based on its blood.
William Sargent, 2002
4
Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)
Sara and Susan share tea, cookies, crab cakes, and stories about hats when they visit their favorite relative, Aunt Flossie.
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard, 1995
5
Captain Phil Harris: The Legendary Crab Fisherman, Our Hero, ...
The electrifying behind-the-scenes story of the late Deadliest Catch star, from his own two sons.
Josh Harris, Jake Harris, Blake Chavez, 2013
6
Chadwick the Crab
"Move aside, Babar, Paddington, Pooh-Bear ... make room for Chadwick". -- Attraction
Priscilla Cummings, 1986
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The American Horseshoe Crab
Carl N. Shuster, Jr., H. Jane Brockmann, and Robert B. Barlow are at the forefront of research on Limulus polyphemus, and in this book they bring together twenty scientists who have worked on all aspects of horseshoe crab biology to compile ...
Carl Nathaniel Shuster, Robert B. Barlow, H. Jane Brockmann, 2003
8
Crazy for Crab: Every Thing You Need to Know to Enjoy ...
In Crazy for Crab Fred Thompson begins with a comprehensive chapter on the basics of crab varieties and how to cook them, then launches into chapters of delectable recipes.
Fred Thompson, 2010
9
Andy Goes Crab Fishin'
A mischevious puppy seeks out on an adventure alone, and ends up aboard a crab fishing boat in Alaska. Will Andy the puppy make it back to his home safely?
Cheryl Barrett, 2010
10
Harry Horseshoe Crab: A Tale of Crawly Creatures
Young readers learn about sea life as they follow the tale of Harry the horseshoe crab
Suzanne Tate, 1991

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRAB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term crab is used in the context of the following news items.
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Final hearings for new plan to regulate Jonah crab fishery
Jonah crab catch increased six fold from 2000 to 2013. The crab is popular with cooks and diners as an alternative to Dungeness crab. «Boston Herald, Jul 15»
2
RECIPE with ANDY SEWELL: Brixham crab, apple salsa and crab
THE SOUTH West can boast that it has some of the best crab in the country and Brixham is no exception. We are lucky to get amazing ... «Torquay Herald Express, Jul 15»
3
Taste tradition with Crisfield's Crab and Clam Bake
What: 39th Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake. When: July 15 from 12 – 4 p.m.. Where: Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield. Cost: $45. «Delmarva Daily Times, Jul 15»
4
King crab boom yields royal catch
Fishing boats have been streaming to West Finnmark in Northern Norway to take part in what's shaping up as the biggest king crab catch ever. «Views and News from Norway, Jul 15»
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Tammany Scene: Patriotic flair colors STARC Art Night, Crab Fest …
Advocate Photo by MISSIE NOEL ( crab) Crabfest Lacombe Queen Emma Villamarette with event producer Kenny Kehoe. Advocate Photo by ... «The New Orleans Advocate, Jul 15»
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Crab Cakes | Paul Fehribach
Crab Cakes. Makes 12 2-ounce crab cakes. 2 large eggs. 2 teaspoons kosher salt. 2 tablespoons Louisiana-style hot sauce. 1 tablespoon ... «The Courier-Journal, Jul 15»
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REMINDER: DE Commercial Horseshoe Crab Fishery Closes Thurs
REMINDER: DE Commercial Horseshoe Crab Fishery Closes Thurs ... commercial horseshoe crab fishery is set to close as its quota nears. «Delaware 105.9, Jul 15»
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Yeti crabs thrive in hot ocean vents near Antarctica
This species of crab – found abundantly near the hot-water vents of the ... yeti crab (K. tyleri) via the National Environment Research Council. «EarthSky, Jul 15»
9
Common Shore Crab a familiar seaside animal
The Common Shore Crab is a very familiar seaside animal and is often found at this time of year be it while dabbling in rock pools on a sunny ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
10
Crab Tavern restaurant review
This newfound knowledge was all thanks to a visit to the newly opened NYC-style crab joint, Crab Tavern. Spotting it tucked away behind a sea ... «Foodepedia, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Crab [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/crab>. Jul 2019 ».
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