Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
A crew is a body or a class of people who work at a common activity, generally in a structured or hierarchical organization. A location in which a crew works is called a crewyard or a workyard. The word has nautical resonances: the tasks involved in operating a ship, particularly a sailing ship, providing numerous specialities within a ship's crew, often organised with a chain of command. Traditional nautical usage strongly distinguishes officers from crew, though the two groups combined form the ship's company. Members of a crew are often referred to by the title Crewman.
Crew also refers to the sport of rowing, where teams row competitively in racing shells.
Crew (comics)For The Crew, a short lived comic book series published by Marvel Comics, see The Crew (comics).
Crew, the first regular Czech international comic magazine, started publication in 1997. It was meant to be published every two months, but it started having long breaks after the first year. Officially publication ended in 2003 with Crew 21.
A crew is a group or class of people who work at a common activity.
Crew may also refer to:
In 1969, the songs "Marty" and "Danger Signs", written by Richard Hartop, were recorded and released on Plexium and, in 1970, the band recorded a ska version of Paul Simon's "Cecilia" and "1970" by Jonathan King released on Decca.
In 1971, John reformed the band with, lyricistJon Newey ( bongos, claves, congas, maracas), John Chichester ( electric guitar and vocals), Ian Rutter ( bass guitar), Tony Perry ( organ and vocals) and songwriterMartin Samuel ( drums and percussion).
The band then signed with The Space Agency, in Chelsea, London, for management and representation and worked consistently including at such notable London venues as The Marquee Club and The Roundhouse. Signed to the same agency, Crew often performed as part of the Emperor Rosko International Roadshow.
CREW (performance company)
CREW is a Belgian performance group, founded in Brussels in 1991 by Eric Joris. CREW operates on the border between art and science, between performance art and new technology. Artist Eric Joris develops his live-art projects in close collaboration with scientists and other artists. CREW's immersion-based performances put the spectator right into the heart of the experience, exploring and innovating the potential of immersivity and state-of-the-art interactive technology. The running thread in the work of CREW is Eric Joris'drive for a deeply rooted utopia: the search for a medium that both dissects and expands our experience.
CREW's creations range from one-to-one performances, staged performances and visual arts installations to scientific research set-ups and interventions in public spaces. CREW's work has been presented on stages across Europe, at large public events from Brussels to the Shanghai World Expo, and at scientific conferences in Europe, China and the U.S. In 13 years CREW has immersed thousands of people.
CREW is artistic partner in the EU-funded multidisciplinary research consortium Dreamspace, which develops tools that enable creative professionals to combine live performances, video and computer generated imagery in real time.
Crew is a technology company from Montreal, Quebec. The company develops, markets, and operates the Crew app, which lets individuals find freelance graphic designers, illustrators and software developers. Crew's freelancers have completed projects for companies such as Dropbox, Medium, Tinder, Eventbrite and IDEO.
In addition to its freelancer marketplace, Crew operates Unsplash, a photography website where users can submit copyright-free photography. Over 40,000 photographers have submitted original photos to Unsplash.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Crew \Crew\ (kr[udd]), imp. of Crow.
Crew \Crew\ (kr[udd]), n. (Zo["o]l.) The Manx shearwater.
Crew \Crew\ (kr[udd]), n. [From older accrue accession, reenforcement, hence, company, crew; the first syllable being misunderstood as the indefinite article. See Accrue, Crescent.]
A company of people associated together; an assemblage; a throng.
There a noble crew Of lords and ladies stood on every side.
Faithful to whom? to thy rebellious crew?
The company of seamen who man a ship, vessel, or at; the company belonging to a vessel or a boat.
Note: The word crew, in law, is ordinarily used as equivalent to ship's company, including master and other officers. When the master and other officers are excluded, the context always shows it.
In an extended sense, any small body of men associated for a purpose; a gang; as (Naut.), the carpenter's crew; the boatswain's crew.
Syn: Company; band; gang; horde; mob; herd; throng; party.
Crow \Crow\ (kr[=o]), v. i. [imp. Crew (kr[udd]) or Crowed (kr[=o]d); p. p. Crowed ( Crown (kr[=o]n), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Crowing.] [AS. cr[=a]wan; akin to D. kraijen, G. kr[aum]hen, cf. Lith. groti to croak. [root]24. Cf. Crake.]
To make the shrill sound characteristic of a cock, either in joy, gayety, or defiance. ``The cock had crown.''
The morning cock crew loud.
To shout in exultation or defiance; to brag.
To utter a sound expressive of joy or pleasure.
The sweetest little maid, That ever crowed for kisses.
To crow over, to exult over a vanquished antagonist.
Sennacherib crowing over poor Jerusalem.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A group of people (often staff) manning and operating a large facility or piece of equipment such as a factory, ship, boat, or airplane 2 (context plural: crew English) A member of the crew of a vessel or plant 3 (context obsolete English) Any company of people; an assemblage; a throng. 4 (context nautical plural: crew English) A member of a ship's company who is not an officer 5 (context arts English) The group of workers on a dramatic production who are not part of the cast 6 (context arts plural: crew English) A worker on a dramatic production who is not part of the cast 7 A group of people working together on a task 8 (context informal often derogatory English) A close group of friends 9 (context often derogatory English) A set of individuals lumped together by the speaker vb. 1 (context transitive and intransitive English) To be a member of a vessel's crew 2 To be a member of a work or production crew 3 To supply workers or sailors for a crew Etymology 2
vb. (context British English) (en-past of: crow) To have made the characteristic sound of a rooster. Etymology 3
n. (context British dialectal English) A pen for livestock such as chickens or pigs Etymology 4
n. The Manx shearwater.
v. serve as a crew member on
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-15c., "group of soldiers," from Middle French crue (Old French creue) "an increase, recruit, military reinforcement," from fem. past participle of creistre "grow," from Latin crescere "arise, grow" (see crescent). Meaning "people acting or working together" is first attested 1560s. "Gang of men on a warship" is from 1690s. Crew-cut first attested 1938, so called because the style originally was adopted by boat crews at Harvard and Yale.
Usage examples of "crew".
When they leaked the salt water was apt to affect the accumulators and chlorine gas was released to torment and suffocate the crews.
During the day, camera crews of CBA and affiliated stations across the country had sought public reactions.
Admiral Bossu, seeing that further resistance was useless, and that his ship was aground on a hostile shore, his fleet dispersed and three-quarters of his soldiers and crew dead or disabled, struck his flag and surrendered with 300 prisoners.
Some among the crew thought this conception smacked of anthropocentric chauvinism.
He told the crew there was a lake of oil under there a mile wide, a mile deep and five miles long and that it was on a perfect anticline and would flow for years with never a chance for anybody to suck it out from under them.
While these operations threw a heavy strain on the crews, their necessarily small scale could not have any appreciable effect.
In the spring, down below, a new construction crew from Detroit began work on the Arroyo Chapel expansion.
Mateus, able crew apprenticed to Kat, had just picked up the leather cup.
But even there the Archimandrite was hearing rumours that the fleeing Navarchy ships were being allowed to surrender, or even accept a sort of neutral internment, still fully crewed and armed, rather than being destroyed or captured.
Stanager Rose and her crew, even as it applied to squid of all sizes and species, but the practical effects of the process were abundantly evident in their astoundingly swift progress across the water.
She recognized star shaped astrocytes, and the presence of macro phages--the cleanup crew, whose function is to tidy up after infection.
He knew some scavengers and even starship crews who had grown blase about procedures, always moaning at Confederation Astronautics Board operational safety requirements.
Confederation Astronautics Board to carry freight and up to twenty passengers, crew toroid refurbished, and crew-members in a tigerish frame of mind.
The high usufferingfering in the war had caught attrition rates the Israelis were s up with Moshe Levy and his crew.
I wondered if he could really still do it without re-takes, an autocue, a full production crew and the Dutch courage of cocaine.