crude


crude
crude ADJECTIVE 1) in a natural or raw state; not yet processed or refined. 2) (of an estimate or guess) likely to be only approximately accurate. 3) rudimentary or makeshift. 4) offensively coarse or rude.
NOUN natural mineral oil.
DERIVATIVES crudely adverb crudeness noun crudity noun.
ORIGIN Latin crudus 'raw, rough' .

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  • Crude — can refer to: Petroleum in its unprocessed form ( crude oil ), including: Brent crude oil Heavy crude oil Light crude oil Sweet crude oil Pennsylvania Grade Crude Oil, a type of sweet crude Synthetic crude oil Crude jokes Documentary films: Crude …   Wikipedia

  • crude´ly — crude «krood», adjective, crud|er, crud|est, noun. –adj. 1. in a natural or raw state; unrefined: »Oil, ore, and sugar are crude before being refined and prepared for use. SYNONYM(S) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crude — (kr[udd]d), a. [Compar. {Cruder} ( [ e]r); superl. {Crudest}.] [L. crudus raw; akin to cruor blood (which flows from a wound). See {Raw}, and cf. {Cruel}.] 1. In its natural state; not cooked or prepared by fire or heat; undressed; not altered,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crude — [kro͞od] adj. cruder, crudest [ME < L crudus, bleeding, raw, rough < IE base * kreu , congealed (blood) > RAW, Gr kryos, frost & kreas, flesh, L crusta, cruor, MIr cru, blood] 1. in a raw or natural condition, before being prepared for… …   English World dictionary

  • crude — crude; crude·ly; crude·ness; …   English syllables

  • crude — late 14c., in a raw state, from L. crudus rough; not cooked, raw, bloody, from PIE *krue do , from PIE *kreue (1) raw flesh (see RAW (Cf. raw)). Meaning lacking grace is first attested 1640s. Related: Crudely; crudeness. Crude oil is from 1865 …   Etymology dictionary

  • crude — [adj1] vulgar, unpolished in manner awkward, backward, barnyard*, boorish, cheap, cloddish, clumsy, coarse, crass, dirty, earthy, filthy, foul, grody*, gross*, ignorant, ill bred, indecent, indelicate, inelegant, insensible, lewd, loud, loud… …   New thesaurus

  • crude — index blatant (obtrusive), elementary, harsh, imperfect, inelegant, inexact, inferior (lower in quality) …   Law dictionary

  • crude — s. m. Petróleo em bruto …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • crude — *rude, rough, uncouth, raw, callow, green Analogous words: primitive, primeval (see PRIMARY): *immature, unmatured: *coarse, vulgar, gross Antonyms: consummate, finished Contrasted words: cultivated, refined, cultured (see corresponding nouns at… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms


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