Search Result for "as the crow flies":
1. by the shortest and most direct route;
- Example: "it's 10 miles as the crow flies"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Crow \Crow\, n. [AS. cr[=a]we a crow (in sense 1); akin to D. kraai, G. kr[aum]he; cf. Icel. kr[=a]ka crow. So named from its cry, from AS. cr[=a]wan to crow. See Crow, v. i. ] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zool.) A bird, usually black, of the genus Corvus, having a strong conical beak, with projecting bristles. It has a harsh, croaking note. See Caw. [1913 Webster] Note: The common crow of Europe, or carrion crow, is Corvus corone. The common American crow is Corvus Americanus. See Carrion crow, and Illustr., under Carrion. [1913 Webster] 2. A bar of iron with a beak, crook, or claw; a bar of iron used as a lever; a crowbar. [1913 Webster] Get me an iron crow, and bring it straight Unto my cell. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. The cry of the cock. See Crow, v. i., 1. [1913 Webster] 4. The mesentery of a beast; -- so called by butchers. [1913 Webster] Carrion crow. See under Carrion. Crow blackbird (Zool.), an American bird (Quiscalus quiscula); -- called also purple grackle. Crow pheasant (Zool.), an Indian cuckoo; the common coucal. It is believed by the natives to give omens. See Coucal. Crow shrike (Zool.), any bird of the genera Gymnorhina, Craticus, or Strepera, mostly from Australia. Red-legged crow. See Crough. As the crow flies, in a direct line. To pick a crow, To pluck a crow, to state and adjust a difference or grievance (with any one). [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
as the crow flies adv 1: by the shortest and most direct route; "it's 10 miles as the crow flies"Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
19 Moby Thesaurus words for "as the crow flies": dead, dead ahead, direct, directly, due, due north, forthright, in a beeline, in line with, right, straight, straight across, straight ahead, straightforward, straightforwards, straightly, undeviatingly, unswervingly, unveeringly