- n a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
- s not carefully or expertly made
managed to make a crude splint
a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them
- s conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
a crude joke
- a not refined or processed
- s belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness
the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man
- s devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
the crude facts
- s not processed or subjected to analysis
only the crude vital statistics
- But recent gains have been modest, and most have been in natural gas, not the crude that is refined into gasoline.
- crude-oil prices soared to record levels in July, South Korea's flagship airline, Korean Air, established a nine-member fuel-management team charged with a single purpose: contain .
- 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.
- Barack Obama in The Guardian
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."
- Chakib Khelil in Los Angeles Times
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."
- William Caldwell in TIME
Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, the chief US military spokesman, called it a "crude attempt to raise the terror level."