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CREW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crew mean? 

CREW (noun)
  The noun CREW has 4 senses:

1. the men who man a ship or aircraft
2. an organized group of workmen
3. an informal body of friends
4. the team of men manning a racing shell

  Familiarity information: CREW used as a noun is uncommon.


CREW (verb)
  The verb CREW has 1 sense:

1. serve as a crew member on

  Familiarity information: CREW used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CREW (noun)


Sense 1crew [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The men who man a ship or aircraft

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("crew" is a kind of...):

social unit; unit (an organization regarded as part of a larger social group)

Meronyms (members of "crew"):

co-pilot; copilot (a relief pilot on an airplane)

crew member; crewman (a member of a flight crew)

submariner (a member of the crew of a submarine)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "crew"):

air crew; aircrew (the crew of an aircraft)

merchant marine (the crew of a merchant vessel)

Holonyms ("crew" is a member of...):

company; ship's company (crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship)


Sense 2crew [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An organized group of workmen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

work party; crew; gang

Hypernyms ("crew" is a kind of...):

social unit; unit (an organization regarded as part of a larger social group)

Meronyms (members of "crew"):

crewman (a member of a work crew)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "crew"):

road gang (a gang of road workers)

shift (a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time)

detail (a crew of workers selected for a particular task)

chain gang (a gang of convicts chained together)

ground crew; ground-service crew (the crew of technicians and mechanics who service aircraft on the ground)

stage crew (crew of workers who move scenery or handle properties in a theatrical production)

section gang (a work crew assigned to a section of a railroad)

Holonyms ("crew" is a member of...):

hands; manpower; men; work force; workforce (the force of workers available)


Sense 3crew [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An informal body of friends

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

gang; crowd; bunch; crew

Context example:

he still hangs out with the same crowd

Hypernyms ("crew" is a kind of...):

assemblage; gathering (a group of persons together in one place)


Sense 4crew [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The team of men manning a racing shell

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("crew" is a kind of...):

squad; team (a cooperative unit)


CREW (verb)


Sense 1crew [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Serve as a crew member on

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "crew" is one way to...):

man (provide with men)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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