creek


creek

noun

Definition of CREEK

1
a natural body of running water smaller than a river <the shallow creek that runs in back of our house>
Synonyms beck [British], bourn (or bourne), brook, brooklet, burn [British], gill [British], rill, rivulet, run [chiefly Midland], runlet, runnel, streamlet
2
chiefly British a part of a body of water that extends beyond the general shoreline <explored many of the creeks along the Cornwall coast of England>
Synonyms arm, bay, bight, cove, creek [chiefly British], embayment, estuary, firth, fjord (also fiord), inlet, loch [Scottish]
Related Words harbor, port, road(s), roadstead; narrow, sound, strait; bayou; backwater, slough (also slew or slue)

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