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 for crew
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crew \Crew\ (kr[udd]),
     imp. of Crow.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crew \Crew\ (kr[udd]), n. (Zool.)
     The Manx shearwater.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crew \Crew\ (kr[udd]), n. [From older accrue accession,
     reenforcement, hence, company, crew; the first syllable being
     misunderstood as the indefinite article. See Accrue,
     1. A company of people associated together; an assemblage; a
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              There a noble crew
              Of lords and ladies stood on every side. --Spenser.
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              Faithful to whom? to thy rebellious crew? --Milton.
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     2. The company of seamen who man a ship, vessel, or at; the
        company belonging to a vessel or a boat.
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     Note: The word crew, in law, is ordinarily used as equivalent
           to ship's company, including master and other officers.
           When the master and other officers are excluded, the
           context always shows it. --Story. --Burrill.
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     3. In an extended sense, any small body of men associated for
        a purpose; a gang; as (Naut.), the carpenter's crew; the
        boatswain's crew.
     Syn: Company; band; gang; horde; mob; herd; throng; party.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crow \Crow\ (kr[=o]), v. i. [imp. Crew (kr[udd]) or Crowed
     Crowed+({Crown">(kr[=o]d); p. p. Crowed ({Crown (kr[=o]n), Obs.); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Crowing.] [AS. cr[=a]wan; akin to D. kraijen, G.
     kr[aum]hen, cf. Lith. groti to croak. [root]24. Cf. Crake.]
     1. To make the shrill sound characteristic of a cock, either
        in joy, gayety, or defiance. "The cock had crown."
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              The morning cock crew loud.           --Shak.
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     2. To shout in exultation or defiance; to brag.
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     3. To utter a sound expressive of joy or pleasure.
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              The sweetest little maid,
              That ever crowed for kisses.          --Tennyson.
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     To crow over, to exult over a vanquished antagonist.
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              Sennacherib crowing over poor Jerusalem. --Bp. Hall.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)
      2: an organized group of workmen [syn: gang, crew, work
      3: an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the
         same crowd" [syn: crowd, crew, gang, bunch]
      4: the team of men manning a racing shell
      v 1: serve as a crew member on

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  107 Moby Thesaurus words for "crew":
     aerial photographer, age group, aggregation, aircrew, aircrewman,
     assembly, avigator, band, battalion, belly gunner, bevy, body,
     bombardier, brigade, bunch, cabal, cadre, camarilla, cast, cell,
     charmed circle, circle, clan, clique, closed circle, cluster,
     cohort, collection, company, complement, congregation, contingent,
     corps, coterie, covey, crew chief, crowd, detachment, detail,
     division, eight, eleven, elite, elite group, employees, faction,
     first string, first team, five, fleet, flight attendant,
     flight crew, force, gang, group, grouping, groupment, gunner, help,
     hired help, hostess, in-group, ingroup, inner circle, junta, junto,
     machine gunner, men, meteorologist, mob, movement, navigator, nine,
     out-group, outfit, pack, party, peer group, personnel, phalanx,
     platoon, posse, regiment, reserves, retinue, ring, rowing crew,
     salon, second string, second team, servantry, set, squad, stable,
     staff, steward, stewardess, string, team, the help, third string,
     tribe, troop, troupe, varsity, we-group, wing

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CREW. Those persons who are employed in the navigation of a vessel. 
       2. A vessel to be seaworthy must have a sufficient crew. 1 Caines, R. 
  32; 1 John. R. 184. 
       3. In general, the master or captain (q.v.) has the selection of the 
  crew. Vide Muster roll; Seaman; Ship; Shipping articles. 

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