Crow

Definition of Crow

Pronunciation: krō
v. i.1.To make the shrill sound characteristic of a cock, either in joy, gayety, or defiance.
[imp. Crew (krų) or Crowed (krōd); p. p. Crowed (Crown (krōn), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Crowing.]
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.
n.1.
1.(Zool.) A bird, usually black, of the genus Corvus, having a strong conical beak, with projecting bristles. It has a harsh, croaking note. See Caw.
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
(Zool.) an American bird (Quiscalus quiscula); - called also purple grackle.
Crow pheasant
(Zool.) an Indian cuckoo; the common coucal. It is believed by the natives to give omens. See Coucal.
Crow shrike
(Zool.) any bird of the genera Gymnorhina, Craticus, or Strepera, mostly from Australia.
Red-legged crow
See Crough.
As the crow flies
in a direct line.
To pick a crow
to state and adjust a difference or grievance (with any one).

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