Crew vs Clan - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between crew and clan

is that crew is a group of people (often staff) manning and operating a large facility or piece of equipment such as a factory, ship, boat, or airplane or crew can be (british|dialectal) a pen for livestock such as chickens or pigs or crew can be the manx shearwater while clan is .

As a verb crew

is to be a member of a vessel's crew or crew can be (british) (crow) to have made the characteristic sound of a rooster.

crew

English

Etymology 1

from (etyl), from (etyl)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A group of people (often staff) manning and operating a large facility or piece of equipment such as a factory, ship, boat, or airplane
  • If you need help, please contact a member of the crew .
    The crews of the two ships got into a fight.
  • A member of the crew of a vessel or plant
  • One crew died in the accident.
  • (obsolete) Any company of people; an assemblage; a throng.
  • * Spenser
  • There a noble crew / Of lords and ladies stood on every side.
  • * Milton
  • Faithful to whom? to thy rebellious crew ?
  • A member of a ship's company who is not an officer
  • The officers and crew assembled on the deck.
    ''There are quarters for three officers and five crew .
  • (arts) The group of workers on a dramatic production who are not part of the cast
  • There are a lot of carpenters in the crew !
    The crews for different movies would all come down to the bar at night.
  • A worker on a dramatic production who is not part of the cast
  • There were three actors and six crew on the set.
  • A group of people working together on a task
  • The crews competed to cut the most timber.
  • A close group of friends
  • I'd look out for that whole crew down at Jack's.
  • A set of individuals lumped together by the speaker
  • * 1861 William Weston Patton, (version of) John Brown's Body
  • He captured Harper’s Ferry, with his nineteen men so few,
    And frightened "Old Virginny" till she trembled thru and thru;
    They hung him for a traitor, they themselves the traitor crew ,
    But his soul is marching on.
  • * {{quote-book, 1950, Bernard Nicholas Schilling, Conservative England and the Case Against Voltaire, page=266 citation
  • , passage=Malignant principles bear fruit in kind and the Revolution did no more than practice what men had been taught by the abandoned crew of philosophers. }}
  • (slang, hip-hop) A hip-hop group
  • * {{quote-book, 2003, Jennifer Guglielmo & Salvatore Salerno, Are Italians White?, page=150 citation
  • , passage=We decided we needed another rapper in the crew and spent months looking.}}
  • (sports, rowing, uncountable) The sport of competitive rowing.
  • * {{quote-book, 1989, & Mary Morgan, Spock on Spock citation
  • , passage=Two Andover classmates, Al Wilson and Al Lindley, both went out for crew in our freshman year at Yale.}}
  • (rowing) A rowing team manning a single shell.
  • * {{quote-book, 1888, , Boating citation
  • , passage=If a crew feather much under water, it is a good plan to seat them in a row on a bench, and give each man a stick to handle as an oar.}} Image:STS-87_crew_1.jpg, Crew of a spaceship Image:Toronto female rowing team.jpg, Crew of a rowing shell Image:ScottKalittaDragsterPits.jpg, Crew working on a race car Image:Daara J.jpg, A hip-hop crew
    Synonyms
    * (group manning a vessel) ship's company, all hands, complement * (member of a crew) crewer, member; nautical only : sailor, seaman * (non-officer ship worker) seaman * (non-cast dramatic personnel) staff, stagehand * (group engaged in a task) team, gang * (social group) clique, gang, pack, crowd, bunch, lot (UK); posse * (group lumped together) crowd, flock, lot, gang * (hip-hop group) posse, band, group
    Derived terms
    * crew cut * crewless * crewman * crew mate * ground crew/groundcrew * motley crew * skeleton crew

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To be a member of a vessel's crew
  • We crewed together on a fishing boat last year.
    The ship was crewed by fifty sailors.
  • To be a member of a work or production crew
  • The film was crewed and directed by students.
  • To supply workers or sailors for a crew
  • * {{quote-book, 2003, Kirk C. Jenkins, The Battle Rages Higher, isbn=0813122813, page=42 citation
  • , passage= Steele crewed the boat with men from his own regiment and volunteers from John Wood's detachment.}}
  • (nautical) To do the proper work of a sailor
  • The crewing of the vessel before the crash was deficient.
  • (nautical) To take on, recruit (new) crew
  • * {{quote-news, 1967, January, , Tampa, The Pilot, page=30 citation
  • , passage=The two ships will be crewing in the latter half of September.}}
    Derived terms
    * crewer * uncrewed * crew up

    Etymology 2

    Verb

    (head)
  • (British) (crow) To have made the characteristic sound of a rooster.
  • It was still dark when the cock crew .

    Etymology 3

    Probably of (etyl) origin.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British, dialectal) A pen for livestock such as chickens or pigs
  • * {{quote-book, 2004, , On the Edge, page=7 citation
  • , passage=Between the shippon and the pig-crew , with the wind blowing over from the vegetable ground.}}

    Etymology 4

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The Manx shearwater.
  • (Webster 1913)

    See also

    * *

    clan

    English

    (wikipedia clan)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (anthropology) A group of people all descended from a common ancestor, in fact or belief.
  • A traditional social group of families in the Scottish Highlands having a common hereditary chieftain
  • Any association of people behaving clannishly.
  • (video games) A group of players who habitually play on the same team in multiplayer games.
  • A badger colony.
  • Derived terms

    * clannish * matriclan * patriclan

    Descendants

    * Dutch: (l) * German: (l)