crude crude  /ˈkrud/


  1. (adj) belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness
  2. (adj) devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
  3. (adj) not processed or subjected to analysis
  4. (n) a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
  5. (adj) not carefully or expertly made
  6. (adj) conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
  7. (adj) not refined or processed

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  1. But recent gains have been modest, and most have been in natural gas, not the crude that is refined into gasoline.
  2. And demand for crude oil and refined products in the developing world, which has driven the price of oil to record levels in recent years, is now plummeting.
  3. Two Stanford students argue that anyone with a deep bank account and a little knowledge can control the price of crude.


  1. Crude Futures Gain

    Crude Futures Gain
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Crude oil futures edge lower ahead of U.S. supply report - Crude oil futures were lower for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, as investors looked ahead to closely-watched weekly supply data on stockpiles of crude and refined
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Crude Retreats…This Time Before Reaching Trendline

    Crude Retreats…This Time Before Reaching Trendline
    on June 12, 2013     Source: DailyFX via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Indeed, in a speech to the nation on June 15 amid the oil gusher, President Obama said "as we look to the Gulf, we see an entire way of life being threatened by a menacing cloud of black crude."
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: The Guardian

  2. "If the prices are high, definitely they are not due to a lack of crude. They are due to what's happening in the US," Khelil said. "There is sufficient supply. There's plenty of oil there."
    on Feb 6, 2004 By: Chakib Khelil Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, the chief US military spokesman, called it a "crude attempt to raise the terror level."
    on Mar 17, 2007 By: William Caldwell Source: TIME

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