• A group of people together
  • A person in a crew
  • The sport of competitive rowing.
  • A pen for livestock such as chickens or pigs
  • The Manx shearwater.


  • To be a member of a vessel's crew
  • To be a member of a work or production crew
  • To supply workers or sailors for a crew
  • To do the proper work of a sailor
  • To take on, recruit (new) crew
  • Past of crow.


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  • From Middle English crue, from Old French creue ("an increase, recruit, military reinforcement"), the feminine past participle of creistre, from Latin cresco ("to arise, grow").
  • Probably of origin.

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