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Crow appears in the following tongue twister:

  • The crow flew over the river with a lump of raw liver.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb crow:


Crow is sometimes a misspelling of crew.

The word crow is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun crow

What does crow mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • crow: crows
  • Crow: Crows

  1. black birds having a raucous call
  2. the cry of a cock (or an imitation of it)
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: cry = the characteristic utterance of an animal
    • more specific word: cock-a-doodle-doo = an imitation of the crow of a cock
  3. a member of the Siouan people formerly living in eastern Montana
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: Siouan / Sioux = a member of a group of North American Indian peoples who spoke a Siouan language and who ranged from Lake Michigan to the Rocky Mountains
  4. a small quadrilateral constellation in the southern hemisphere near Virgo
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • scientific name: Corvus
    • instance of: constellation = a configuration of stars as seen from the earth
    • observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
      map of observational data from the GBIF
      Count per one degree cell
      1 - 9
      10 - 99
      100 - 999
      1000 - 9999
      10000 - 99999
  5. an instance of boastful talk
  6. a Siouan language spoken by the Crow

Alternative definition of the noun crow


  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.

Definition of the verb crow

What does crow mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: crowed | crowing | crows

  1. dwell on with satisfaction
  2. express pleasure verbally
    • example: She crowed with joy
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]Susan whispered
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic]Ellen told a story | Heather cabled the news | Heather cabled, 'Come immediately.' | Susan whispered the news/a few words
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic] at / to / towards / for [Recipient]Susan whispered the news/a few words to/at Rachel
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, arbitrary control with infinitive]Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan whispered to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause]Ellen warned that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan complained that the party would be tonight | Susan whispered that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]Ellen warned how to avoid the crowd | Susan whispered how to avoid the crowd
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic]Susan whispered about the party
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] for [Recipient] [Topic, object control with infinitive]Susan whispered for me to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient]Susan whispered to/at Rachel
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic]Susan whispered to Rachel, 'Leave the room.'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic, object control with infinitive]Susan whispered to Rachel to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic, that-complement clause]Susan whispered to Rachel that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]Susan whispered to Rachel how to avoid the crowd

      Verbs of Communication (with the same syntax): babble, bark, bawl, bellow, blare, bleat, bluster, boom, bray, burble, cackle, call, carol, chant, chatter, chirp, cluck, coo, croak, croon, cry, drawl, drone, gabble, gibber, groan, growl, grumble, grunt, gurgle, hiss, holler, hoot, howl, hum, jabber, lilt, lisp, moan, mumble, murmur, mutter, natter, prattle, purr, quaver, rage, rant, rasp, roar, rumble, scream, screech, shout, shriek, simper, sing, snap, snarl, snuffle, splutter, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, stammer, stemmer, stutter, thunder, trill, trumpet, twitter, vociferate, wail, warble, wheeze, whimper, whine, whisper, whistle, whoop, yammer, yap, yell, yelp, yodel.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic terms: emit / let loose / let out / utter = express audibly
  3. utter shrill sounds


"Crow" a.k.a. "The Crow" is a 1994 American supernatural action film directed by Alex Proyas, written by David J. Schow and John Shirley, and starring Brandon Lee in his final film appearance. Based on James O'Barr's 1989 comic book of the same name, it tells the story of Eric Draven, a rock musician who is revived from the dead to avenge his murder and that of his fiancée.


  1. "Crow": Crow: From the Life and Songs of the Crow is a literary work by Ted Hughes, first published in 1970 by Faber & Faber, and one of Hughes' most important works.
    • also known as "Crow: from the life and songs of the Crow", "Crow (Faber Library)", "Crow (Penguin/Faber Audiobooks)"
    • genre: Poetry
  2. "Crow" is a book by Boria Sax.
    • subjects: Chordate, Science, Bird, Zoology


  1. The Crow is a fictional character and the protagonist of The Crow comic book series, originally created by American artist James O'Barr in 1989. The titular character is an undead vigilante brought back to life by a supernatural crow to avenge his fiancée's and his own deaths. The character has subsequently appeared in several feature films, a television series, and spin-off novels and comics. In the various incarnations, films, and spin-offs, many people have taken on the Crow persona in order to avenge their own wrongful deaths. In 2011, IGN ranked the Crow 37th in the Top 100 Comic Book Heroes.
    • also known as Eric Draven
  2. Crow a.k.a. Kråkan is a fictional character from the 2008 animated film Mamma Moo and the Crow.
  3. Crow is a fictional character from the 1998 film Hitman in the City.
  4. Crow a.k.a. Crow Hogan is a fictional character from the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D'S.
  5. Crow is a fictional character from the 2005 film 2001 Maniacs and 2010 film 2001 Maniacs: Bevery Hellbillys.
  6. Crow is a fictional character from the 1966 film The Hawks and the Sparrows.
  7. Crow is a fictional character from the 2012 crime thriller film Sushi Girl.
  8. Crow is a fictional character in the 1970 film C.C. and Company.
  9. Crow is a fictional character from the 1965 film Praktores 005 enantion Hrysopodarou.
  10. Crow is a fictional character from the 1998 film The Thief & the Stripper.
  11. Crow is a fictional character in the 1999 film The Fear: Halloween Night.
  12. Crow is a fictional character from the 1958 short animated film Tortilla Flaps.
  13. Crow is a fictional character from the 2013 film Fantasmas De La Ruta.

There are other characters with in their name, like Jim Crow, Jim-Crow, Mr. Crow, Jack Crow, Black Crow, Titus Crow, Edward Crow, Crow T. Robot, Reiji the Crow.


  1. "Crow" is a 2005 single album by Shōnan no Kaze.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  2. "Crow" is a musical album of Parliament of Owls.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  3. "Crow" is a musical album of The Blackberry Bushes Stringband.
    • released in (6 years ago)
  4. "Crow" is a musical album of Norine Braun.


  1. Crow a.k.a. Kid Kash: David Cash better known by his ring name Kid Kash, is an American professional wrestler, best known for his work in Extreme Championship Wrestling, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment.
  2. Crow is a member of the musical group Supercell.

There are other people with in their name, like Bob Crow, Dan Crow, Don Crow, Eli Crow, Kim Crow, Max Crow, Red Crow, Rob Crow, Tim Crow and many others.


  1. Crow was a Minneapolis-based blues rock band, that was first active from 1967 to 1972. They are best known for the song "Evil Woman," which was notably covered by Black Sabbath.
  2. Crow are an Australian rock band that is best known for three albums released in the 90s. Founded by songwriters Peter Fenton and Peter Archer in Sydney in 1986, Crow ceased all activity in 1999, only to begin playing again in 2007. In 2009, they recorded an album of new material. Mixed by Jim Moginie, the album was released in 2010.
  3. Crow is a musical group.
    • album: "Who Killed Dove?"
  4. Crow is a musical group.
    • album: "1996"

There are other groups with in their name, like Crow's, Jim Crow, Jim-Crow, crow'sclaw, Jayber Crow, Jungle Crow, Savage Crow, Bourbon Crow, Chimney Crow, Rain Tree Crow, Stone the Crow, Keen of the Crow, Crow Black Chicken, Crow Quill Night Owls, Old Crow Medicine Show and Alvin Crow and the Pleasant Valley Boys.


Crow was a French Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. He was one of the best three-year-olds in Europe in 1976 when he won the classic St Leger Stakes and finished second in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. He went on to win the Coronation Cup as a five-year-old in 1978. After his retirement from racing he stood as a breeding stallion in the United States and Australia with limited success.

  • born in (42 years ago), child of Exbury


  1. Crow is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States.
  2. Crow is an unincorporated community in Wood County, Texas, United States at the intersection of U.S. Highway 80 and Texas Farm to Market Road 778.
  3. Crow a.k.a. Crow, West Virginia: Crow is an unincorporated community in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Crow is located on West Virginia Route 307 6 miles east-southeast of Beckley.

There are other places with in their name, like Crow's, Crow Head, Crow Hill, Crow Lake, Crow Rock, Crow Creek, Crow River, Crow Agency, Crow Island, Crow's nest, Crow Village, Crow Wing County, Crow Island School, Crow Lake Township, Crow Wing Township, Crow River Township, Crow Creek Reservation and Crow Wing Lake Township.


  1. Crow a.k.a. Corvus is a small constellation in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere. Its name comes from the Latin word "raven" or "crow". It includes only 11 stars with brighter than 4.02 magnitudes. One of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, it remains one of the 88 modern constellations. The four brightest stars, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, and Beta Corvi from a distinctive quadrilateral in the night sky.
  2. Crow: In Australian Aboriginal mythology, Crow is a trickster, culture hero and ancestral being. In the Kulin nation in central Victoria he was known as Waa and was regarded as one of two moiety ancestors, the other being the more sombre eaglehawk Bunjil. Legends relating to Crow have been observed in various Aboriginal language groups and cultures across Australia.
  3. Crow: The Creative Research On Weapons or Crow program was an experimental missile project developed by the United States Navy's Naval Air Missile Test Center during the late 1950s. Intended to evaluate the solid-fueled integral rocket/ramjet method of propulsion as well as solid-fueled ramjet engines, flight tests were conducted during the early 1960s with mixed success.

Phrases with Crow

Phrases starting with the word Crow:

  1. crow corn
  2. crow step
  3. crow-bait
  4. Crow Broom
  5. Crow Eater
  6. Crow-Eater
  7. crow-sized
  8. crow garlic

Phrases ending with the word Crow:

  1. Eat crow
  2. jim crow
  3. Cape Crow
  4. fish crow
  5. Grey Crow
  6. Jane Crow
  7. Palm Crow
  8. Pied Crow
  9. Rain Crow
  10. Cuban Crow
  11. House Crow
  12. Jesum Crow

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Crow

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Google previewGOD Revealed in Mark (2010)

by Christian Foundation 2010

The first rooster crow is the signal for “the sunrise is coming from a distance.” The second crow is the...

Google previewPsychic Vampyres: How to Spot and Defend Against Rogues

by Rev. Mirado Crow

Mirado Crow is the Founder and Tradition Head of The Black Rose Tradition, in October 18, 2007. In Bradenton, FL ...

Google previewCambridge Book of English Verse, 1939-1975 (1976)

by Alan Norman Bold

Crow is the other side of Creation - the very word has a harsh cackle when compared to the flowing sound of ' Creation...

The crow is a cunning, predatory bird that feeds on dead and putrid flesh and, when carrion is scarce, will eat afterbirth ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in World Art (2006)

by Hope B. Werness

Barbara Walker links the crow to one of the Great Goddess's archaic forms, the crone Coronis, a crow transformed into the virgin mother of the physician-god Asclepius. Walker's text demonstrates the common demonization of Great Goddess ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Indian Costume (1996)

by Josephine Paterek

"Crow Loop Necklace." American Indian Hobbyist 5(5, 6). Curtis, Edward S. The North American Indian. Vol. 4. New York: Johnson Reprint Company, 1970. Denig, Edwin Thompson. Five Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri: Sioux, Arikaras, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (2008)

by Richard T. Schaefer

Jim Crow refers to the laws and customs present in the United States, typically in the former states of the Confederacy, that prescribed a segregated society and kept Black people in a subservient position in everyday life. The term is taken from ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Education (2009)

by Kofi Lomotey

“Jim Crow” was the name given to laws and practices originating in the late 19th century that in effect extended the enslavement of Africans and maintained a legal second-class citizenship status for free and newly freed Africans. The goal of ...

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Quotes about Crow

Cat run
Run to
Run to
Not catch rat...

Watch the crow...
On the tree
Crow sit and eat
Fry fish...

Cat want crow fish
Cat woory hurry...
Watch the crow...

Crow crowing too
Eat the fry fish
Fly too fly...
Cat feel free
For stomach... (Otteri Selvakumar)
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Scrabble value of C3R1O1W4

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of CROW

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