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Crusade

Cru`sade´   Pronunciation: kr?-s?d´
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 Mohammedans.
2.Any enterprise undertaken with zeal and enthusiasm; as, a crusade against intemperance.
3.A Portuguese coin. See Crusado.
v. i.1.To engage in a crusade; to attack in a zealous or hot-headed manner.
[imp. & p. p. Crusaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Crusading.]
Noun1.crusade - 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"
2.Crusade - 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
Verb1.crusade - 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"
2.crusade - go on a crusade; fight a holy war
activity, battle, campaign, cause, commitment, drive, expedition, faith, fight, great cause, holy war, interest, issue, jehad, jihad, lifework, lobby, mass movement, movement, principle, reason for being, war
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