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creek

noun \ˈkrēk, ˈkrik\

: a small stream

Full Definition of CREEK

1
chiefly British :  a small inlet or bay narrower and extending farther inland than a cove
2
:  a natural stream of water normally smaller than and often tributary to a river
3
archaic :  a narrow or winding passage
up the creek
:  in a difficult or perplexing situation
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Examples of CREEK

  1. The children waded in the creek.
  2. The coast is dotted with tiny creeks.

Origin of CREEK

Middle English crike, creke, from Old Norse -kriki bend
First Known Use: 13th century

Related to CREEK

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

Creek

noun \ˈkrēk\

Definition of CREEK

1
:  an American Indian confederacy of peoples chiefly of Muskogean stock of Alabama, Georgia, and Florida
2
:  a member of any of the Creek peoples
3
:  the Muskogean language of the Creek Indians

First Known Use of CREEK

1725
CREEK Defined for Kids

creek

noun \ˈkrēk, ˈkrik\

Definition of CREEK for Kids

:  a stream of water usually larger than a brook and smaller than a river

Creek

noun \ˈkrēk\

Definition of CREEK for Kids

1
:  a confederacy of American Indian people once occupying most of Alabama and Georgia
2
:  the language of the Creek people
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