Associations to the word «Crusade»

Wiktionary

CRUSADE, noun. Any of the military expeditions undertaken by the Christians of Europe in the 11th to 13th centuries to reconquer the Levant from the Muslims.
CRUSADE, noun. (figuratively) A grand concerted effort toward some purportedly worthy cause.
CRUSADE, noun. (archaic) A Portuguese coin; a crusado.
CRUSADE, verb. To make a grand concerted effort toward some purportedly worthy cause.
CRUSADE, proper noun. One of a series of ostensibly religious campaigns by Christian forces from the 11th to the 13th century, mostly to capture the Holy Land from the Muslims who occupied it.

Dictionary definition

CRUSADE, noun. 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".
CRUSADE, noun. Any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims.
CRUSADE, verb. 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".
CRUSADE, verb. Go on a crusade; fight a holy war.

Wise words

There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.
Aeschylus