(1)   An organized group of workmen
(2)   The men who man a ship or aircraft
(3)   The team of men manning a racing shell
(4)   An informal body of friends
"He still hangs out with the same crowd"


(5)   Serve as a crew member on

Etymology 1

from , from , from feminine plural of , from


  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
    If you need help, please contact a member of the crew.
    The crews of the two ships got into a fight.
  2. A member of the crew of a vessel or plant
    One crew died in the accident.
  3. A member of a ship's company who is not an officer
    The officers and crew assembled on the deck.
    There are quarters for three officers and five crew.
  4. The group of workers on a dramatic production who are not part of the cast
    There are a lot of carpenters in the crew!
    The crews for different movies would all come down to the bar at night.
  5. A worker on a dramatic production who is not part of the cast
    There were three actors and six crew on the set.
  6. A group of people working together on a task
    The crews competed to cut the most timber.
  7. A close group of friends
    I'd look out for that whole crew down at Jack's.
  8. A set of individuals lumped together by the speaker
      1. A hip-hop group
          1. The sport of competitive rowing
              1. A rowing team manning a single shell

                • Synonyms
                  ship's company, all hands crewer, member; nautical only: sailor, seaman seaman staff team, gang clique, gang, pack, crowd, bunch, lot (UK); posse crowd, flock, lot posse, band, group


                  1. To be a member of a vessel's crew
                    We crewed together on a fishing boat last year.
                    The ship was crewed by fifty sailors.
                  2. To be a member of a work or production crew
                    The film was crewed and directed by students.
                  3. To supply workers or sailors for a crew
                      1. To do the proper work of a sailor
                        The crewing of the vessel before the crash was deficient.
                      2. To take on, recruit (new) crew

                        • Verb

                          1. To have made the characteristic sound of a rooster.
                            It was still dark when the cock crew.


                          1. A pen for livestock such as chickens or pigs