English - English Dictionary

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crusadea 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
youth crusadepolitical or religious or social reform movement or agitation consisting chiefly of young people
Crusadeany of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11-13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims
First Crusadea Crusade from 1096 to 1099; captured Jerusalem and created a theocracy there
Second Crusadea Crusade from 1145 to 1147 that failed because of internal disagreements among the crusaders and led to the loss of Jerusalem in 1187
Third Crusadea Crusade from 1189 to 1192 led by Richard I and the king of France that failed because an army torn by dissensions and fighting on foreign soil could not succeed against forces united by religious zeal
Fourth Crusadea Crusade from 1202 to 1204 that was diverted into a battle for Constantinople and failed to recapture Jerusalem
Fifth Crusadea Crusade under papal control from 1218 to 1221 that achieved military victories but failed when dissension arose over accepting the terms they had been offered
Sixth Crusadea Crusade from 1228 to 1229 led by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II who was therefore excommunicated by the Pope; by negotiation Frederick II was able to crown himself king of Jerusalem
Seventh Crusadea Crusade initiated in 1248 after the loss of Jerusalem in 1244 and defeated in 1249
crusadera warrior who engages in a holy war; "the crusaders tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims"
crusadera disputant who advocates reform
crusadego on a crusade; fight a holy war
crusadeexert 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 fa