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CRUSADE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Crusade mean? 

CRUSADE (noun)
  The noun CRUSADE has 2 senses:

1. a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
2. any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims

  Familiarity information: CRUSADE used as a noun is rare.


CRUSADE (verb)
  The verb CRUSADE has 2 senses:

1. exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
2. go on a crusade; fight a holy war

  Familiarity information: CRUSADE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CRUSADE (noun)


Sense 1crusade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

crusade; campaign; cause; drive; effort; movement

Context examples:

he supported populist campaigns / they worked in the cause of world peace / the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant / the movement to end slavery / contributed to the war effort

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

venture (any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome)

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

ad blitz; ad campaign; advertising campaign (an organized program of advertisements)

youth crusade; youth movement (political or religious or social reform movement or agitation consisting chiefly of young people)

war (a concerted campaign to end something that is injurious)

reform (a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices)

lost cause (a defeated cause or a cause for which defeat is inevitable)

gay lib; gay liberation movement (the movement aimed at liberating homosexuals from legal or social or economic oppression)

feminism; feminist movement; women's lib; women's liberation movement (the movement aimed at equal rights for women)

fund-raising campaign; fund-raising drive; fund-raising effort (a campaign to raise money for some cause)

campaigning; candidacy; candidature; electioneering; political campaign (the campaign of a candidate to be elected)

consumerism (a movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers)

charm campaign (a campaign of flattery and friendliness (by a company, politician, etc.) to become more popular and gain support)

anti-war movement (a campaign against entering or continuing a war)


Sense 2Crusade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

expedition; hostile expedition; military expedition (a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country)

Instance hyponyms:

Sixth Crusade (a Crusade from 1228 to 1229 led by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II who fell ill and was excommunicated by the Pope; by negotiation Frederick II was able to crown himself king of Jerusalem)

Fifth Crusade (a Crusade under papal control from 1218 to 1221 that achieved military victories but failed when dissension arose over accepting the terms they had been offered)

Fourth Crusade (a Crusade from 1202 to 1204 that was diverted into a battle for Constantinople and failed to recapture Jerusalem)

Third Crusade (a Crusade from 1189 to 1192 led by Richard I and the king of France that failed because an army torn by dissensions and fighting on foreign soil could not succeed against forces united by religious zeal)

Second Crusade (a Crusade from 1145 to 1147 that failed because of internal disagreements among the crusaders and led to the loss of Jerusalem in 1187)

First Crusade (a Crusade from 1096 to 1099; captured Jerusalem and created a theocracy there)

Seventh Crusade (a Crusade initiated in 1248 after the loss of Jerusalem in 1244 and defeated in 1249)


CRUSADE (verb)


Sense 1crusade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

crusade; campaign; agitate; fight; push; press

Context examples:

The liberal party pushed for reforms / She is crusading for women's rights / The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate

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

advertise; advertize; promote; push (make publicity for; try to sell (a product))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2crusade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go on a crusade; fight a holy war

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

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

campaign; take the field (go on a campaign; go off to war)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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