American English

Definition of crow noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a large bird, completely or mostly black, with a rough unpleasant cry
  2. 2a sound like that of a rooster She gave a little crow of triumph.
  3. Idioms
    as the crow flies
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    in a straight line The villages are no more than a mile apart as the crow flies.
    eat crow (also eat humble pie)
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    to say and show that you are sorry for a mistake that you made
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: crow