verb (used without object), crowed or for 1, (especially British), crew; crowed; crowing.
to utter the characteristic cry of a rooster.
to gloat, boast, or exult (often followed by over).
to utter an inarticulate cry of pleasure, as an infant does.
the characteristic cry of a rooster.
an inarticulate cry of pleasure.
any large gregarious songbird of the genus Corvus, esp C. corone (the carrion crow) of Europe and Asia: family Corvidae. Other species are the raven, rook, and jackdaw and all have a heavy bill, glossy black plumage, and rounded wings See also carrion crow related adjective corvine
any of various other corvine birds, such as the jay, magpie, and nutcracker
any of various similar birds of other families
(offensive) an old or ugly woman
short for crowbar
as the crow flies, as directly as possible
(US & Canadian, informal) eat crow, to be forced to do something humiliating
stone the crows stone
(past tense crowed or crew) to utter a shrill squawking sound, as a cock
(often foll by over) to boast one’s superiority
(esp of babies) to utter cries of pleasure
the act or an instance of crowing
(pl) Crows, Crow. a member of a Native American people living in E Montana
the language of this people, belonging to the Siouan family
Indian tribe of the American Midwest, the name is a rough translation of their own name, Apsaruke.
Old English crawe, imitative of bird’s cry. Phrase eat crow is perhaps based on the notion that the bird is edible when boiled but hardly agreeable; first attested 1851, American English, but said to date to War of 1812 (Walter Etecroue turns up 1361 in the Calendar of Letter Books of the City of London). Crow’s foot “wrinkle around the corner of the eye” is late 14c. Phrase as the crow flies first recorded 1800.
Old English crawian “make a loud noise like a crow” (see crow (n.)); sense of “exult in triumph” is 1520s, perhaps in part because the English crow is a carrion-eater. Related: Crowed; crowing.
To boast in exultation; flatter oneself: That poem’s nothing to crow about (1522+)
jane crow, jim crow
In addition to the idiom beginning with
[kroh] /kroʊ/ verb (used without object), crowed or for 1, (especially British), crew; crowed; crowing. 1. to utter the characteristic cry of a rooster. 2. to gloat, boast, or exult (often followed by over). 3. to utter an inarticulate cry of pleasure, as an infant does. noun 4. the characteristic cry of a rooster. 5. […]
[kroh-foo t] /ˈkroʊˌfʊt/ noun, plural crowfoots for 1, 2, crowfeet for 3–6. 1. any plant of the genus Ranunculus, especially one with divided leaves suggestive of a crow’s foot; buttercup. 2. any of various other plants with leaves or other parts suggestive of a bird’s foot, as certain species of the genus Geranium. 3. (def […]
[kroh-hop] /ˈkroʊˌhɒp/ noun 1. a short . 2. a made by a horse with its legs stiffened and its back arched. noun A little forward jump made by an outfielder to increase the distance of a long throw: Mike Knight shouted to him to use a crow-hop (1980s+ Baseball)
[kroh-hop] /ˈkroʊˌhɒp/ noun 1. a short . 2. a made by a horse with its legs stiffened and its back arched.