Webster 1913 Edition
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;“Common crude salt.”
Molding to its will each successive deposit of the
Unripe; not mature or perfect; immature.
I come to pluck your berries harsh and
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.
The originals of Nature in their
Undigested; unconcocted; not brought into a form to give nourishment.“Crude and inconcoct.”
Having, or displaying, superficial and undigested knowledge; without culture or profundity;
Harsh and offensive, as a color; tawdry or in bad taste, as a combination of colors, or any design or work of art.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Raw; not cooked or prepared by fire or heat; in its natural state; undressed; as crude flesh; crude meat. In this sense, raw is more generally used.
2.Not changed from its natural state; not altered or prepared by any artificial process; as crude salt; crude alum.
3.Rough; harsh; unripe; not mellowed by air or other means; as crude juice.
4.Unconcocted; not well digested in the stomach.
5.Not brought to perfection; unfinished; immature; as the crude materials of the earth.
6.Having indigested notions.
7.Indigested; not matured; not well formed, arranged, or prepared in the intellect; as, crude notions; a crude plan; a crude theory.