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21 ENTRIES FOUND:

1cream

noun, often attributive \ˈkrēm\

: the thick part of milk that rises to the top : the part of milk that contains fat

: a food that is made with cream

: a very thick liquid or soft substance that is rubbed into the skin to make it softer or is used as a medicine for the skin

Full Definition of CREAM

1
:  the yellowish part of milk containing from 18 to about 40 percent butterfat
2
a :  a food prepared with cream
b :  something having the consistency of cream; especially :  a usually emulsified medicinal or cosmetic preparation
3
:  the choicest part :  best <the cream of the crop>
4
:  creamer 1
5
a :  a pale yellow
b :  a cream-colored animal

Examples of CREAM

  1. Would you like some cream in your coffee?
  2. hot chocolate with whipped cream
  3. a chocolate candy with a vanilla cream center
  4. The doctor prescribed a new cream for the rash.
  5. a cabinet full of special creams and pills

Origin of CREAM

Middle English creime, creme, from Anglo-French creme, cresme, from Late Latin cramum, of Celtic origin; akin to Welsh cramen scab, crust
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

2cream

verb

: to stir or mix (ingredients) until they are soft and smooth

: to defeat (a person or team) easily and completely

: to hit (someone) very hard

Full Definition of CREAM

intransitive verb
1
:  to form cream or a surface layer like the cream on standing milk
2
:  to break into or cause something to break into a creamy froth; also :  to move like froth
transitive verb
1
a :  skim 1c
b :  to remove (something choice) from an aggregate <she has creamed off her favorite stories from her earlier books — Times Literary Supplement>
2
:  to furnish, prepare, or treat with cream; also :  to dress with a cream sauce
3
a :  to beat into a creamy froth
b :  to work or blend to the consistency of cream <cream butter and sugar together>
c :  to cause to form a surface layer of or like cream
4
a :  to defeat decisively <was creamed in the first round>
b :  wreck <creamed the car on the turnpike>
c :  to hit with force :  smash <the quarterback got creamed by the pass rush>

Examples of CREAM

  1. Cream the butter and sugar, and then add the eggs.
  2. <the head-on collision creamed the brand-new car in an instant>

First Known Use of CREAM

1596

Related to CREAM

cream

noun \ˈkrēm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CREAM

1
:  the yellowish part of milk containing from 18 to about 40 percent butterfat
2
:  something having the consistency of cream; especially :  a usually emulsified medicinal or cosmetic preparation
creamy \ˈkrē-mē\ adjective

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