Complete Definition of "crow"

see|Crow
Image:Corvus brachyrhynchos 2.jpg|thumb|A bird; a crow
English
wikipedia

Pronunciation
a|RP IPA|krəʊ, SAMPA|/[email protected]/
a|US enPR|krō, IPA|/kroʊ/, SAMPA|/kroU/
audio|en-us-crow.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|əʊ

Etymology 1
From OE. term|crāwe. Related to Old Norse term|kraka, Old High German term|kraia, Dutch term|kraai.

Noun
en-noun (collective name: murder)

  1. A bird, usually black, of the genus Corvus, having a strong conical beak, with projecting bristles; it has a harsh, croaking call.
  2. A bar of iron with a beak, crook, or claw; a bar of iron used as a lever; a crowbar.
  3. The cry of the rooster.

Synonyms
(2): crowbar
(3): cock-a-doodle-doo

Derived terms
as the crow flies
eat crow
stone the crows

Related terms
crow eater

See also
raven

Translations
trans-top|the bird
Afrikaans: kraai
Albanian: t+|sq|sorrë|f|xs=Albanian
Basque: bele
Belarusian: варона f
Bosnian: t-|bs|vrana|f
Breton: frao f
Bulgarian: t+|bg|врана|f|trvrana|scCyrl
Catalan: cornella f
Chinese: 烏鴉, 乌鸦 (wūyā)
Chichewa: khwangwala (1)
Croatian: t+|hr|vrana|f
Czech: t+|cs|vrána|f
Danish: krage g|Danish
Dutch: t+|nl|kraai|m
Esperanto: t-|eo|korniko|xs=Esperanto
Estonian: t+|et|vares
Faroese: t-|fo|kráka|f|xs=Faroese
Finnish: t+|fi|varis
French: t|fr|corneille|f
Frisian: krie g|Frisian
Friulian: çore, corvat piçul, cornile
Galician: corvo viaraz m
German: t+|de|Krähe|f
Greek: t-|el|κουρούνα|f|sc=Grek (kouroúna)
Hebrew: עורב ('orev) m
Hungarian: t+|hu|varjú
Icelandic: t+|is|kráka|f
Indonesian: burung gagak
Irish: caróg dhubh f
Italian: t-|it|cornacchia|f
Japanese: 烏 (からす, karasu)
Korean: 까마귀 (kkamagwi)
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Kurdish: KUchar|قه‌ل, KUchar|قه‌له‌ڕه‌ش
Ladin: agacion
Latvian: t+|lv|vārna|f|xs=Latvian
Lithuanian: t-|lt|varna|f|xs=Lithuanian
Lower Sorbian: karwona, garona
Low Saxon: Kreih f
Macedonian: врана (vrana) f
Malayalam: കാക്ക (kaakka)
Mongolian: хэрээ (kheree)
Norwegian: t-|no|kråke|f
Occitan: gralha f
Polish: t+|pl|wrona|f
Portuguese: t+|pt|corvo|m
Romanian: t+|ro|cioară|f
Romansh: corv nair
Romany: korung m
Russian: t+|ru|ворона|f|trvoróna|scCyrl
Sami: vuoražas, vuorččis
Sardinian: carroga, corrancra, corronca, giacu
Scottish Gaelic: starrag f, ròcas m
Serbian: врана (vrana) f
Slovak: t-|sk|vrana|f
Slovene: t+|sl|vrana|f
Spanish: t-|es|corneja|f, t+|es|cuervo|m
Swedish: t+|sv|kråka|c
Tamil: காகம் (kāham)
Telugu: కాకి (kaaki)
Thai: t-|th|กา|scTHchar|xsThai
Tibetan: ཀ་ཀ (ka-ka)
Tocharian B: tø|txb|wrauña|f|xs=Tocharian B
Turkish: t+|tr|karga
Ukrainian: ворона (vorona) f, гава (gava) f
Upper Sorbian: wróna f
Welsh: t-|cy|brân|f|xs=Welsh
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trans-top|bar of iron
Bosnian: krik
Breton: loc'henn f
Catalan: corb m
Czech: t-|cs|páčidlo|n, t-|cs|sochor|m
Dutch: koevoet
French: t|fr|pied-de-biche|m
German: t-|de|Brecheisen|n
Icelandic: t-|is|kúbein|n
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trans-top|cry of the rooster
Breton: kan m
Czech: t-|cs|kokrhání|n, t-|cs|zakokrhání|n
Dutch: hanengekraai
French: t+|fr|chant|m
German: t-|de|Krähen|n
Icelandic: t-|is|hanagal|n
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Etymology 2
From OE. term|crāwan

Verb
en-verb|crows|crowing|crowed

  1. To make the shrill sound characteristic of a rooster; to make a sound in this manner, either in joy, gaiety, or defiance.
  2. To shout in exultation or defiance; to brag.
  3. To utter a sound expressive of joy or pleasure.

Translations
trans-top|To make the sound of a rooster
Dutch: t+|nl|kraaien
Icelandic: t-|is|gala
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Russian: кукарекать (kukarékat’)
Swedish: t+|sv|gala
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trans-top|To shout or brag
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trans-top|To utter a sound of joy
German: t+|de|jauchzen
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Category:Birds

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Revision and Credits for"crow"
  • 2007-12-23 10:43 - Stephen G. Brown - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/Manooch|Manooch]] ([[User_talk:Manooch|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Tbot|Tbot]]

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