crow

A crow is a large, intelligent, black bird with a loud call. Farmers and gardeners set up "scarecrows" to keep crows away from their seeds and crops.

A crow is glossy and dark, a close relation of the raven, and a large group of crows is known as a murder. When a crow caws, you can also say it crows — and another way to crow is to call out with satisfaction about something: "I'm so proud of the award I just want to crow about it all day long!" The Old English root of crow is crawe, which imitates the sound a crow makes.

Primary Meanings of crow

1.
n
black birds having a raucous call
2.
nv
the cry of a rooster (or an imitation of it)
utter shrill sounds
3.
vn
express pleasure verbally
an instance of boastful talk
Full Definitions of crow
1

n black birds having a raucous call

Types:
American crow, Corvus brachyrhyncos
common crow of North America
Type of:
corvine bird
birds of the crow family
2

n the cry of a rooster (or an imitation of it)

Types:
cock-a-doodle-doo
an imitation of the crow of a cock
Type of:
cry
the characteristic utterance of an animal

v utter shrill sounds

“The cocks crowed all morning”
Type of:
emit, let loose, let out, utter
express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
3

v express pleasure verbally

“She crowed with joy”
Type of:
emit, let loose, let out, utter
express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

v dwell on with satisfaction

Synonyms:
gloat, triumph
Types:
congratulate, preen
pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement
Type of:
blow, bluster, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt
show off

n an instance of boastful talk

Synonyms:
brag, bragging, crowing, gasconade, line-shooting, vaporing
Type of:
boast, boasting, jactitation, self-praise
speaking of yourself in superlatives

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