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.

Definitions of crow
  1. noun
    black birds having a raucous call
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    types:
    American crow, Corvus brachyrhyncos
    common crow of North America
    type of:
    corvine bird
    birds of the crow family
  2. noun
    the cry of a rooster (or an imitation of it)
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    types:
    cock-a-doodle-doo
    an imitation of the crow of a cock
    type of:
    cry
    the characteristic utterance of an animal
  3. verb
    utter shrill sounds
    “The cocks crowed all morning”
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    type of:
    emit, let loose, let out, utter
    express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
  4. verb
    express pleasure verbally
    “She crowed with joy”
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    type of:
    emit, let loose, let out, utter
    express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
  5. verb
    dwell on with satisfaction
    synonyms: gloat, triumph
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    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
  6. noun
    an instance of boastful talk
    synonyms: brag, bragging, crowing, gasconade, line-shooting, vaporing
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    type of:
    boast, boasting, jactitation, self-praise
    speaking of yourself in superlatives
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