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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

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

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