Crusade

Definition of Crusade

Cru`sade´   Pronunciation: kr?-s?d´
n.1.Any one of the military expeditions undertaken by Christian powers, in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries, for the recovery of the Holy Land from the Mohammedans.
2.Any enterprise undertaken with zeal and enthusiasm; as, a crusade against intemperance.
3.A Portuguese coin. See Crusado.
v. i.1.To engage in a crusade; to attack in a zealous or hot-headed manner.
[imp. & p. p. Crusaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Crusading.]

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activity, battle, campaign, cause, commitment, drive, expedition, faith, fight, great cause, holy war, interest, issue, jehad, jihad, lifework, lobby, mass movement, movement, principle, reason for being, war
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