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Dictionary Definition

creek

Noun

1 a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river); "the creek dried up every summer" [syn: brook]
2 any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee) formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now chiefly in Oklahoma

User Contributed Dictionary

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English

Pronunciation

  • krēk, /kri:k/
  • /kriːk/

Etymology

creke, from kryk, maybe from kriki.

Homophones

Noun

  1. A small inlet or bay, narrower and extending further into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river. (Chiefly UK & Indian.)
  2. A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook. (Chiefly US, Canadian & Australian.)
  3. Any turn or winding.

Synonyms

Translations

Spanish: arroyo (2)

Extensive Definition

Creek may refer to:
creek in German: Creek
creek in French: Creek (homonymie)
creek in Italian: Creek
creek in Dutch: Creek
creek in Polish: Creek

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

adolescent stream, arm, armlet, arroyo, bay, bayou, beck, belt, bight, boca, bourn, braided stream, branch, brook, brooklet, burn, channel, cove, crawl, creep, crick, ditch, edge, estuary, euripus, fjord, flowing stream, fluviation, fresh, freshet, frith, gill, glide, gulf, gumshoe, gut, harbor, inch, inlet, kill, kyle, lazy stream, loch, lurk, meandering stream, midchannel, midstream, millstream, mouse, mouth, moving road, narrow, narrow seas, narrows, natural harbor, navigable river, pussyfoot, race, racing stream, reach, rill, river, rivulet, road, roads, roadstead, run, rundle, runlet, runnel, shirk, sike, skulk, slide, slink, slip, slither, snake, sneak, sniggle, sound, spill stream, steal, strait, straits, stream, stream action, streamlet, subterranean river, tiptoe, wadi, watercourse, waterway, wriggle
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