Appendix:Dictionary notes/crew

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Senses of crew found in a selection of dictionaries.

Noun[edit]

gloss W1913 [1] WN [2] OED [3] RHU [4] CC [5] DCE [6] MW3 [7] AH4 [8] MQ4 [9]
Manx shearwater 1
assembly of people 1II 3 3a 6 3 (informal) 3 (often derogatory) 2II (temporary) 1b 5 (often derogatory)
personnel manning ship 2II 1 (or vehicle) 6b 2a 1 1 2a 2a
group assembled for a purpose 3II 2 (workmen) 5a (workmen) 1 (working) 2 (with special skills) 4aII 1a 1
team of rowers on a shell 4 4 4 4cII 3a (sport)
ship's company excepting officers (included in 2II) 2b (included in 4aII) 2b 2b
personnel manning an aircraft 6c 3 (included in 1) (included in 1) 4dII 2c 3
competitive rowing 5 (included in 4cII) 3b
military company 1 (obsolete)
armed group 2 7 1II (archaic)
group of animals or things 3b
group classed together 4 (derogatory) 3aII
technical media production staff 5b
gang of sailors assigned a task 6a 2
hip-hop group (2006 addendum)
section of ship's company 2c 4bII 2c
group of Scouts 5II (Rovers) 4 (Explorers)
group of musicians 5 (informal)
group operating a machine 3cII
livestock pen 1II (dialectal) IV (UK dialectal)

Verb[edit]

gloss W1913 [1] WN [2] OED [3] RHU [4] CC [5] DCE [6] MW3 [7] AH4 [8] MQ4 [9]
past tense of "crow" 1III 1II 1 1II (mostly UK)
serve as crew on 1 1 8 4 1II III-trans. trans. 8
crow (rooster) 4
gloat 2, 3 (exult)
serve as crew 10 (included in 1II?) III-intrans. intrans. 6
assign to a crew (included in 1)
assign crew to 9 7

Notes[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://machaut.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/WEBSTER.sh?WORD=crew
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=crew
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/50053886 (subscription) Those senses not attested after 1500, or seeming clearly not to meet our criteria for inclusion, are ignored here.
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/crew
  5. 5.0 5.1 Collins Concise, 5th ed.
  6. 6.0 6.1 From print edition.
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/unabridged?va=crew (subscription)
  8. 8.0 8.1 http://www.bartleby.com/61/45/C0744500.html
  9. 9.0 9.1 http://www.macquariedictionary.com.au/ (subscription)