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

 cru·sade /kruˈsed/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cru·sade n.
 1. Any one of the military expeditions undertaken by Christian powers, in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries, for the recovery of the Holy Land from the Muslims.
 2. Any enterprise undertaken with zeal and enthusiasm; as, a crusade against intemperance.
 3. A Portuguese coin. See Crusado.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cru·sade, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Crusaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Crusading.] To engage in a crusade; to attack in a zealous or hot-headed manner. “Cease crusading against sense.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward
           a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns";
           "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was
           ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to
           end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort" [syn: campaign,
            cause, drive, movement, effort]
      2: any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in
         the 11-13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe
         tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims
      v 1: exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to
           gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause
           or person; be an advocate for; "The liberal party pushed
           for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights";
           "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate" [syn: fight,
            press, campaign, push, agitate]
      2: go on a crusade; fight a holy war