crew

A crew is an organized group of workers. A crew might keep a ship sailing smoothly or pave a road smoothly. Either way, crew implies cooperation among workers.

If you're hired as a member of a ship's crew, it will be your job (along with the other crew members), to keep the boat running smoothly, and the passengers happy and well-fed. Crews are usually a group of people who work together on a ship, airplane, or movie — but the word is also a slang term for a group of friends who hang out together — like a crowd or posse.

Primary Meanings of crew

1.
nv
an organized group of workmen
serve as a crew member on
2.
n
an informal body of friends
Full Definitions of crew
1

n an organized group of workmen

Synonyms:
gang, work party
Types:
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shift
a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time
detail
a crew of workers selected for a particular task
chain gang
a gang of convicts chained together
ground crew, ground-service crew
the crew of technicians and mechanics who service aircraft on the ground
road gang
a gang of road workers
section gang
a work crew assigned to a section of a railroad
stage crew
crew of workers who move scenery or handle properties in a theatrical production
day shift, day watch
workers who work during the day (as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
evening shift
workers who work during the evening (as 4 p.m. to midnight)
graveyard shift, night shift
workers who work during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.)
relay
a crew of workers who relieve another crew
Type of:
social unit, unit
an organization regarded as part of a larger social group

n the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)

Types:
air crew, aircrew
the crew of an aircraft
merchant marine
the crew of a merchant vessel
bomber aircrew, bomber crew
the crew of a bomber
Type of:
social unit, unit
an organization regarded as part of a larger social group

n the team of rowers manning a racing shell

Type of:
squad, team
a cooperative unit (especially in sports)

v serve as a crew member on

Type of:
man
provide with workers
2

n an informal body of friends

Synonyms:
bunch, crowd, gang
Type of:
assemblage, gathering
a group of persons together in one place

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