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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 crude /ˈkrud/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crude a. [Compar. Cruder superl. Crudest.]
 1. 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. “Common crude salt.”
    Molding to its will each successive deposit of the crude materials.   --I. Taylor.
 2. Unripe; not mature or perfect; immature.
    I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude.   --Milton.
 3. Not reduced to order or form; unfinished; not arranged or prepared; ill-considered; immature. Crude projects.”
    Crude, undigested masses of suggestion, furnishing rather raw materials for composition.   --De Quincey.
 The originals of Nature in their crude
 Conception.   --Milton.
 4. Undigested; unconcocted; not brought into a form to give nourishment. Crude and inconcoct.”
 5. Having, or displaying, superficial and undigested knowledge; without culture or profundity; as, a crude reasoner.
 6. Paint. Harsh and offensive, as a color; tawdry or in bad taste, as a combination of colors, or any design or work of art.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: not carefully or expertly made; "managed to make a crude
             splint"; "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on
             them"; "rough carpentry" [syn: rough]
      2: 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" [syn: coarse, earthy, gross, vulgar]
      3: not refined or processed; "unrefined ore"; "crude oil" [syn:
          unrefined, unprocessed] [ant: refined]
      4: belonging to an early stage of technical development;
         characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness; "the
         crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early
         man"; "primitive movies of the 1890s"; "primitive living
         conditions in the Appalachian mountains" [syn: primitive,
      5: devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the
         blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality
         of the deadline" [syn: blunt, crude(a), stark(a)]
      6: not processed or subjected to analysis; "raw data"; "the raw
         cost of production"; "only the crude vital statistics"
         [syn: raw]
      n : a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons [syn: petroleum,
           crude oil, rock oil, fossil oil]