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CRUDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crude mean? 

CRUDE (noun)
  The noun CRUDE has 1 sense:

1. a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons

  Familiarity information: CRUDE used as a noun is very rare.


CRUDE (adjective)
  The adjective CRUDE has 6 senses:

1. not carefully or expertly made
2. conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
3. not refined or processed
4. belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness
5. devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
6. not processed or subjected to analysis

  Familiarity information: CRUDE used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CRUDE (noun)


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Meaning:

A dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

crude; crude oil; fossil oil; petroleum; rock oil

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

fossil fuel (fuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content)

oil (a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water)

Meronyms (substance of "crude"):

atomic number 6; C; carbon (an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds)

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

resid; residual oil (oil products that remain after petroleum has been distilled)


CRUDE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Not carefully or expertly made

Synonyms:

crude; rough

Context examples:

managed to make a crude splint / a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them / rough carpentry

Similar:

unskilled (not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency)


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Meaning:

Conspicuously and tastelessly indecent

Synonyms:

earthy; crude; coarse; vulgar; gross

Context examples:

coarse language / a crude joke / crude behavior / an earthy sense of humor / a revoltingly gross expletive / a vulgar gesture / full of language so vulgar it should have been edited

Similar:

indecent (offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters)


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Meaning:

Not refined or processed

Synonyms:

unprocessed; unrefined; crude

Context examples:

unrefined ore / crude oil


Sense 4crude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness

Synonyms:

primitive; crude; rude

Context examples:

the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man / primitive movies of the 1890s / primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains

Similar:

early (being or occurring at an early stage of development)


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Meaning:

Devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment

Synonyms:

stark; blunt; crude

Context examples:

the blunt truth / the crude facts / facing the stark reality of the deadline

Similar:

unconditional (not conditional)


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Meaning:

Not processed or subjected to analysis

Synonyms:

crude; raw

Context examples:

raw data / the raw cost of production / only the crude vital statistics

Similar:

unanalyzed (not analyzed or broken down for detailed examination)


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