1 [treated as singular or plural] a group of people who work on and operate a ship, aircraft, etc.: he was one of nine members of the crew killed when the plane went down a group of people working on a ship, aircraft, etc. other than the officers:the ship’s captain and crew may be brought to trial [mass noun] US the sport of rowing.
2a group of people who work closely together:a film crew informal
, often derogatory a group of people associated in some way:a crew of assorted computer geeks
, chiefly US a group of rappers, break dancers, or graffiti artists performing or operating together: a graffiti crew called the Syndicate
provide (a craft or vehicle) with a group of people to operate it:normally the boat is crewed by five people [no object] act as a member of a crew, subordinate to a captain:I’ve never crewed for a world-famous yachtsman before