creek

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noun \ˈkrēk, ˈkrik\

Definition of creek

  1. 1 chiefly British :  a small inlet or bay narrower and extending farther inland than a cove

  2. 2 :  a natural stream of water normally smaller than and often tributary to a river

  3. 3 archaic :  a narrow or winding passage

up the creek

  1. :  in a difficult or perplexing situation

Examples of creek in a Sentence

  1. The children waded in the creek.

  2. The coast is dotted with tiny creeks.

Origin and Etymology of creek

Middle English crike, creke, from Old Norse -kriki bend


First Known Use: 13th century


Creek

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noun \ˈkrēk\

Definition of Creek

  1. 1 :  an American Indian confederacy of peoples chiefly of Muskogean stock of Alabama, Georgia, and Florida

  2. 2 :  a member of any of the Creek peoples

  3. 3 :  the Muskogean language of the Creek Indians

1725

First Known Use of creek

1725


CREEK Defined for English Language Learners

creek

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noun \ˈkrēk, ˈkrik\

Definition of creek for English Language Learners

  • : a small stream


CREEK Defined for Kids

creek

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noun \ˈkrēk, ˈkrik\

Definition of creek for Students

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


Creek

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noun \ˈkrēk\

Definition of Creek for Students

  1. 1 :  a confederacy of American Indian people once occupying most of Alabama and Georgia

  2. 2 :  the language of the Creek people



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