- crewcrew1 [kro͞o]n.[ME creue, increase, growth < OFr < pp. of creistre, to grow < L crescere: see CRESCENT]1. a group of people associating or classed together; company, set, gang, etc.2. a group of people working together, usually under the direction of a foreman or leader [a road crew, gun crew]3.a) all of a ship's personnel, usually excepting the officersb) on a small sailboat, the person or persons who assist the helmsman, as by handling the sails4. AIRCREW: see also GROUND CREW5.a) a rowing team for a racing shell, usually of two, four, six, or eight oarsmen with or without a coxswainb) the sport of rowing racing shells6. Archaic an organized band of armed menvt., vi.to serve (on) as the crew or a crew membercrewmann.pl. crewmencrew2 [kro͞o]vi.alt. pt. of CROW2 (sense 1)
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.