Definitions of crude

  1. a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Crudely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. conspicuously and tastelessly indecent; "coarse language"; "a crude joke"; "crude behavior"; "an earthy sense of humor"; "a revoltingly gross expletive"; "a vulgar gesture"; "full of language so vulgar it should have been edited" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. not carefully or expertly made; "managed to make a crude splint"; "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them"; "rough carpentry" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. not processed or subjected to analysis; "raw data"; "the raw cost of production"; "only the crude vital statistics" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. In its natural state; not cooked or prepared by fire or heat; undressed; not altered, refined, or prepared for use by any artificial process; raw; as, crude flesh. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Unripe; not mature or perfect; immature. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Not reduced to order or form; unfinished; not arranged or prepared; ill-considered; immature. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Having, or displaying, superficial and undigested knowledge; without culture or profundity; as, a crude reasoner. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Harsh and offensive, as a color; tawdry or in bad taste, as a combination of colors, or any design or work of art. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Being in a raw, unprepared state; in a natural state; as, all metals are crude when taken out of the earth; unripe; raw; immature; uncultured; as, crude manners; wanting in grace or taste; harsh in color. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Raw, unprepared: not reduced to order or form: unfinished: undigested: immature. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Raw; unripe; unfinished. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Not mature; raw; unripe; superficial; unfinished. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. In a raw, unprepared state; rough; imperfect; clumsy; hasty; not matured. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for crude

  1. It makes no difference how you have quarrelled with these miners in a strike; it makes no difference that once you felt like murdering them in bulk, it is impossible to follow them day after day through the working of a coal- mine without seeing something heroic in their crude bent figures. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck
  2. I saw the old thief give one of the copies to a literary man from San Francisco, telling him, cheerfully, as he did, that he dashed the article off hastily, that most of the language was crude and awkward, but it might entertain him a little on the train going to San Francisco. – The Comstock Club by Charles Carroll Goodwin