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Me and my band and crew have always lived by the code: 'Work hard, play harder.'
Kenny Chesney

Meaning of "crew" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CREW

Crue (military) reinforcement, from Old French creue augmentation, from Old French creistre to increase, from Latin crescere.
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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 CREW

crew  [kruː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CREW

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Crew 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 crew in English.

WHAT DOES CREW MEAN IN ENGLISH?

crew

Crew

A crew is a body or a class of people who work at a common activity, generally in a structured or hierarchical organization. A location in which a crew works is called a crewyard or a workyard. The word has nautical resonances: the tasks involved in operating a ship, particularly a sailing ship, providing numerous specialities within a ship's crew, often organised with a chain of command. Traditional nautical usage strongly distinguishes officers from crew, though the two groups combined form the ship's company. Members of a crew are often referred to by the title Crewman. Crew also refers to the sport of rowing, where teams row competitively in racing shells. Crew is used colloquially to refer to a small, tight-knit group of friends or associates engaged in criminal activity. Also used in reference to the traditional "unit" of criminals under the supervision of a caporegime in the American Mafia. However, the term is not specific to organized crime. Crew can also refer simply to a group of friends, unrelated to crime or violence.

Definition of crew in the English dictionary

The first definition of crew in the dictionary is the men who man a ship, boat, aircraft, etc. Other definition of crew is a group of people assigned to a particular job or type of work. Crew is also a gang, company, or crowd.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CREW

PRESENT

Present
I crow
you crow
he/she/it crows
we crow
you crow
they crow
Present continuous
I am crowing
you are crowing
he/she/it is crowing
we are crowing
you are crowing
they are crowing
Present perfect
I have crowed
you have crowed
he/she/it has crowed
we have crowed
you have crowed
they have crowed
Present perfect continuous
I have been crowing
you have been crowing
he/she/it has been crowing
we have been crowing
you have been crowing
they have been crowing
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 crowed
you crowed
he/she/it crowed
we crowed
you crowed
they crowed
Past continuous
I was crowing
you were crowing
he/she/it was crowing
we were crowing
you were crowing
they were crowing
Past perfect
I had crowed
you had crowed
he/she/it had crowed
we had crowed
you had crowed
they had crowed
Past perfect continuous
I had been crowing
you had been crowing
he/she/it had been crowing
we had been crowing
you had been crowing
they had been crowing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you crow
we let´s crow
you crow
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to crow
Past participle
crowed
Present Participle
crowing
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 CREW


Andrew
ˈændruː
breakthrough
ˈbreɪkˌθruː
brew
bruː
click-through
ˈklɪkˌθruː
cru
kruː
drew
druː
grew
ɡruː
guru
ˈɡʊruː
Hebrew
ˈhiːbruː
kuru
ˈkʊruː
Nauru
nɑːˈuːruː
Peru
pəˈruː
roo
ruː
roux
ruː
rue
ruː
screw
skruː
threw
θruː
through
θruː
thru
θruː
true
truː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CREW

crevalle
crevasse
crevassed
crevette
crevice
crew cut
crew neck
crew-neck
crew-neck sweater
crew-necked
Crewe
crewel
crewelist
crewellery
crewelling
crewelwork
crewless
crewman
crewmate

WORDS THAT END LIKE CREW

cabin crew
Carew
corkscrew
film crew
fire crew
home brew
home-brew
lead screw
maintenance crew
microbrew
Modern Hebrew
outgrew
redrew
Renfrew
self-tapping screw
shrew
thumbscrew
unscrew
witches´ brew
withdrew

Synonyms and antonyms of crew in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CREW»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «crew» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of crew
assemblage · band · bunch · camp · company · corps · crowd · gang · hands · herd · horde · lot · mob · pack · party · posse · set · squad · swarm · team · troop · working party

Translation of «crew» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CREW

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

Translator English - Chinese

全体人员
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tripulación
570 millions of speakers

English

crew
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चालक दल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طاقِم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

команда
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tripulação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নাবিকদল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

équipage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Krew
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Besatzung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

乗組員
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

승무원
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kru
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thủy thủ đoàn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குழுவினர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चालक दल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mürettebat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

equipaggio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

załoga
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

екіпаж
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

echipaj
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πλήρωμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bemanning
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

besättning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mannskap
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of crew

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CREW»

The term «crew» is very widely used and occupies the 4.280 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CREW» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «crew» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «crew» 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 crew

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10 QUOTES WITH «CREW»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word crew.
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Mary Badham
I know that I wouldn't mind going back to work if I could find the right script and the right crew to work with.
2
Rick Baker
I have a job that I truly love, and an enormous crew of people that can do things better than I can!
3
Adam Baldwin
My heroes are the camera crew and the electricians. They work such long hours.
4
Jim Beaver
I miss the cast and crew of 'Supernatural' immensely. I know it's a cliche to say your cast and crew are like your family, but it's really the case there.
5
Claudia Black
The crew are the faces you see every morning and last at night before you go home. I spend more time with those people than I do with my friends and family, so they're forever a part of you and who you become as an actor so I hope I see them again.
6
Dana Brunetti
You can learn a lot from somebody's video bio: if you're not going to gel with the actor or a crew.
7
Larry Buchanan
I wanted to be a director and producer and writer, but in the early '40's the union wouldn't let you get through the gates. You couldn't get on a crew, or even learn to direct.
8
Kenny Chesney
Me and my band and crew have always lived by the code: 'Work hard, play harder.'
9
Claudia Christian
Occasionally if you do something extraordinary, the crew responds with spontaneous applause, but that's very rare.
10
Christopher Columbus
Sailed this day nineteen leagues, and determined to count less than the true number, that the crew might not be dismayed if the voyage should prove long.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CREW»

Discover the use of crew in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to crew and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Crew: The Rower's Handbook
The introduction of women’s rowing as an NCAA sport is only one of many factors that helped crew shed its elitist Ivy League image and made it the fast-growing activity that it is today.
‎2007
2
Crew Resource Management
The new edition of Crew Resource Management continues to focus on CRM in the cockpit, but also emphasizes that the concepts and training applications provide generic guidance and lessons learned for a wide variety of "crews" in the aviation ...
Earl L. Wiener, Barbara G. Kanki, Robert L. Helmreich, 2010
3
One for the Road: How to Be a Music Tour Manager
In One for the Road: How to Be a Music Tour Manager, Mark Workman shows you how to become a tour manager for a music group in any genre of music; how to organize a music tour the right way; how to effectively complete one; and how to build ...
Mark Workman, 2012
4
Children of the River
At the same time she wonders, Are her hopes for happiness and new life in America disloyal to her past and her people? From the Paperback edition.
Linda Crew, 2009
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Crew Resource Management for the Fire Service
Although the concept of crew resource management has been around since the 1970s, this is the first book to apply C( to the fire service industry.
Randy Okray, Thomas Lubnau, 2003
6
Urban Grimshaw and The Shed Crew
An average day means sitting round a bonfire with your mates smoking drugs, or stealing cars. Welcome to Urban's world. Bernard Hare was on society's margins, living on one of Leeds' roughest estates and with a liking for drink and drugs.
Bernard Hare, 2011
7
The Cabin Crew Interview Made Easy: An Insiders Guide to the ...
Guides you through the entire cabin crew selection process to ensure the highest probability of getting the job. Every aspect is described in detail, complete with numerous examples--P. [4] of cover.
Caitlyn Rogers, 2009
8
Hann's Crew
Memoir and tribute to men whose exploits helped bring World War II in Europe to a conclusion.
E J Johnson, 2000
9
Freight Railway Crew Scheduling: Models, Methods, and ...
"In this book the author presents foundations of software-based optimization approaches for crew scheduling problems of European freight railways.
Marc Albers, 2009
10
Pit Crew Worker
Behind the scenes, the pit crew helps racers win by changing tires, adding fuel, and making repairs at lightning speed.
Geoffrey M. Horn, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CREW»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term crew is used in the context of the following news items.
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Andrew McCutchen, Pirates help grounds crew roll out the tarp | Big …
With rain starting to come down in the top of the third inning, the Pirates' grounds crew was tasked with rolling the tarp onto the field. Things ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
2
Alexander Spirit: Maritime union appeals against Fair Work decision …
The 36 crew members have been refusing to sail to Singapore because they are going to be replaced by a foreign crew on a new international ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
3
Katie Price 'lashes out at Kimberly Crew over Joe Hart comments': "I …
It's taken her a couple of days, but Katie Price has responded to Joe Hart's new wife Kimberly Crew with a feisty tweet. The mother-of-five took ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
LOOK: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates help grounds crew with tarp …
In the midst of all the chaos, one poor member of the grounds crew was swallowed up by a bubble in the tarp thanks to the high winds. «CBSSports.com, Jul 15»
5
'America's Best Dance Crew: Road to the VMAs' to Premiere …
The five returning crews include Super Cr3W (season 2 champions), Quest Crew (season 3 champions), We Are Heroes (season 4 champions) ... «TVbytheNumbers, Jul 15»
6
In troubled waters: the rescue crew saving migrants … - The Guardian
The Guardian spends five days with the Migrants Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) meetings its crew and the migrants it saved. MOAS, a privately ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
7
Grounds crew member rescued after tarp mishap | News - Home
A grounds crew member at a Pirates game had to be rescued from ... Pirates players came to the rescue and helped get the crew member out ... «KPRC Houston, Jul 15»
8
AI's Low-Cost Carrier Wants Crew to Get Uniforms Stitched for Low …
Mumbai: National carrier Air India's low-cost airline, Air India Express, has sent its crew on a treasure hunt to find a tailor in the city who can ... «NDTV, Jul 15»
9
Harrisburg resident pushes back after demolition crew starts working …
The crew pushed back their start time on Tuesday after Wilson complained. Print Email ... This video shows a crew working Tuesday afternoon. «PennLive.com, Jul 15»
10
Bill Murray helps cleaning crew after Grateful Dead show | Page Six
Bill Murray helps cleaning crew after Grateful Dead show ... Murray “stayed late and helped the stadium cleaning crew at the end of the night!”. «Page Six, Jul 15»

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