1 the men who man a ship or aircraft
4 the team of men manning a racing shell v : serve as a crew member on
- kroo͞, /kruː/, /krU:/
- Rhymes: -uː
- A group of people operating a means of transport.
- A group of people working on something.
- The non-actor members of a theatrical stage-production.
- There must be a hundred carpenters and painters in the crew!
- A member of a crew.
- Ten crew died when the submarine sank.
- Chinese: 机务人员
- Czech: posádka
- Dutch: bemanning , ploeg , team
- Finnish: miehistö (1), ryhmä (2)
- French: équipage
- Galician: equipaxe, equipo, grupo
- German: Mannschaft (1,2)
- Hebrew: צוות (tzevet)
- Indonesian: awak
- Interlingua: equipage, equipa, gruppo
- Italian: ciurma (of a ship) , equipaggio
- Japanese: クルー (kurū)
- Norwegian: mannskap
- Portuguese: tripulação
- Serbian: posada
- Slovene: posadka, ekipa
- Spanish: tripulación, equipaje, equipo, grupo
- Swedish: besättning
- Volapük: skip (crew on a ship), yunanef (group of people)
- To participate in a ship's crew.
crew (simple past of to crow)
- In the context of "British English}}
A crew comprises a body or a class of people who work at a common activity, generally in a structured or hierarchical organization. The word has particular 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 "Crew member".
"Crew" is also used colloquially to refer to a small, tight-knit group of friends or associates engaged in criminal activity. Also used in reference to the traditional "unit" of criminals under the supervision of a caporegime in the American Mafia. However, the term is not specific to (Mafia-affiliated) organized crime.
In hip-hopIn hip-hop terminology, crew means a team or group; for example, a breakdance crew, rap crew, or graffiti crew. They have to be able to work together as a team for their dances.
crew in Bulgarian: Екипаж
crew in German: Schiffsbesatzung
crew in Spanish: Tripulación
crew in French: Équipage
crew in Icelandic: Áhöfn
crew in Italian: Equipaggio
crew in Lithuanian: Įgula (mašinos)
crew in Dutch: Bemanning
crew in Norwegian: Mannskap
crew in Polish: Załoga (żegluga)
crew in Russian: Экипаж
crew in Simple English: Crew
crew in Ukrainian: Екіпаж
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