|Cream Cream intransitive verb To form or become covered with cream; to become thick like cream; to assume the appearance of cream; hence, to grow stiff or formal; to mantle.
There are a sort of men whose visages
Do cream and mantle like a standing pool.
Cream laid Cream" laid` (kr?m" l?d`). See under Laid .
Cream-colored Cream"-col`ored adjective Of the color of cream; light yellow. " Cream- colored horses." Hazlitt.
Cream-faced Cream"-faced` adjective White or pale, as the effect of fear, or as the natural complexion.
Thou cream-faced loon.
Cream-fruit Cream"-fruit` noun (Botany) A plant of Sierra Leone which yields a wholesome, creamy juice.
Cream-slice Cream"-slice` noun A wooden knife with a long thin blade, used in handling cream or ice cream.
Cream-white Cream"-white` adjective As white as cream.
Creamcake Cream"cake` noun (Cookery) A kind of cake filled with custard made of cream, eggs, etc.
Creamery Cream"er·y noun
; plural Creameries
(-...z). [ CF. French cr...meric
.] 1. A place where butter and cheese are made, or where milk and cream are put up in cans for market. 2. A place or apparatus in which milk is set for raising cream. 3. An establishment where cream is sold.
Creaminess Cream"i·ness noun The quality of being creamy.
Creamy Cream"y adjective Full of, or containing, cream; resembling cream, in nature, appearance, or taste; creamlike; unctuous. " Creamy bowls." Collins. "Lines of creamy spray." Tennyson. "Your creamy words but cozen." Beau. & Fl.
Creance Cre"ance (krē" a ns) noun [ French créance , lit., credence, from Latin credere to trust. See Credence .] 1. Faith; belief; creed. [ Obsolete] Chaucer. 2. (Falconry) A fine, small line, fastened to a hawk's leash, when it is first lured.
Creance Cre"ance (krē" a ns) intransitive verb & t. To get on credit; to borrow. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Creant Cre"ant (krē" a nt) adjective [ Latin creans , present participle of creare to create.] Creative; formative. [ R.] Mrs. Browning.
Crease Crease (krēs) noun See Creese . Tennyson.
Crease Crease noun [ Confer LG. krus , German krause , crispness, krausen , kräusen , to crisp, curl, lay on folds; or perhaps of Celtic origin; confer Armor. kriz a wrinkle, crease, kriza to wrinkle, fold, W. crych a wrinkle, crychu to rumple, ripple, crease.] 1. A line or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced. 2. (Cricket) One of the lines serving to define the limits of the bowler and the striker. Bowling crease (Cricket) , a line extending three feet four inches on each side of the central strings at right angles to the line between the wickets. -- Return crease (Cricket) , a short line at each end of the bowling crease and at right angles to it, extending toward the bowler. -- Popping crease (Cricket) , , a line drawn in front of the wicket, four feet distant from it, parallel to the bowling crease and at least as long as the latter. J. H. Walsh (Encyc. of Rural Sports).
Crease Crease transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Creased
(kr?st); present participle & verbal noun Creasing
.] To make a crease or mark in, as by folding or doubling.
Creased , like dog's ears in a folio.
Crease Crease noun (Lacrosse) The combination of four lines forming a rectangle inclosing either goal, or the inclosed space itself, within which no attacking player is allowed unless the ball is there; -- called also goal crease .
Creaser Creas"er noun 1. A tool, or a sewing-machine attachment, for making lines or creases on leather or cloth, as guides to sew by. 2. A tool for making creases or beads, as in sheet iron, or for rounding small tubes. 3. (Bookbinding) A tool for making the band impression distinct on the back. Knight.
Creasing Creas"ing (krēs"ĭng) noun (Architecture) A layer of tiles forming a corona for a wall. Knight.
Creasote Cre"a·sote (krē"ȧ*sōt) noun See Creosote .
Creasy Creas"y adjective Full of creases. Tennyson.
Creat Cre"at (krē"ăt) noun [ French créat , ultimately from Latin creatus created, begotten; confer Italian creato pupil, servant, Spanish criado a servant, client.] (Man.) An usher to a riding master.
Creatable Cre·at"a·ble adjective That may be created.
[ Latin creatus
, past participle of creare
to create; akin to Greek krai`nein
to accomplish, Sanskrit kr
to make, and to E. ending -cracy
, also to crescent
.] Created; composed; begotten.
Hearts create of duty and zeal.
Create Cre·ate" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Created
; present participle & verbal noun Creating
.] 1. To bring into being; to form out of nothing; to cause to exist.
In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. 2. To effect by the agency, and under the laws, of causation; to be the occasion of; to cause; to produce; to form or fashion; to renew.
Gen. i. 1.
Your eye in Scotland
Would create soldiers.
Create in me a clean heart. 3. To invest with a new form, office, or character; to constitute; to appoint; to make; as, to create one a peer.
Ps. li. 10.
you companions to our person." Shak.
Creatic Cre·at"ic adjective [ Greek ........., ........., flesh.] Relating to, or produced by, flesh or animal food; as, creatic nausea. [ Written also kreatic .]
Creatin Cre"a·tin noun [ Greek ......... flesh.] (Physiol. Chem.) A white, crystalline, nitrogenous substance found abundantly in muscle tissue. [ Written also kreatine .]
Creatinin Cre·at"i·nin noun (Physiol. Chem.) A white, crystalline, nitrogenous body closely related to creatin but more basic in its properties, formed from the latter by the action of acids, and occurring naturally in muscle tissue and in urine. [ Written also kretinine .]
Creation Cre·a"tion noun
[ Latin creatio
: confer F. cr...ation
. See Create
.] 1. The act of creating or causing to exist. Specifically, the act of bringing the universe or this world into existence.
From the creation to the general doom.
As when a new particle of matter dotn begin to exist, in rerum natura , which had before no being; and this we call creation . 2. That which is created; that which is produced or caused to exist, as the world or some original work of art or of the imagination; nature.
We know that the whole creation groaneth.
Rom. viii. 22.
A dagger of the mind, a false creation .
Choice pictures and creations of curious art. 3. The act of constituting or investing with a new character; appointment; formation.
An Irish peer of recent creation .
Creational Cre·a"tion·al (- a l) adjective Of or pertaining to creation.
Creationism Cre·a"tion·ism noun The doctrine that a soul is specially created for each human being as soon as it is formed in the womb; -- opposed to traducianism .
Creative Cre·a"tive adjective Having the power to create; exerting the act of creation.
talent." W. Irving.
The creative force exists in the germ.
Creativeness Cre·a"tive·ness noun The quality of being creative.
[ Latin creator
: confer French créateur
.] One who creates, produces, or constitutes. Specifically, the Supreme Being.
To sin's rebuke and my Creater's praise.
The poets and artists of Greece, who are at the same time its prophets, the creators of its divinities, and the revealers of its theological beliefs.
Creatorship Cre·a"tor·ship noun State or condition of a creator.
Creatress Cre·a"tress noun [ Latin creatrix : confer French créatrice .] She who creates. Spenser.
Creatrix Cre·a"trix noun [ Latin ] A creatress. [ R.]
Creatural Crea"tur·al adjective Belonging to a creature; having the qualities of a creature. [ R.]
(krē"tūr; 135) noun
[ French créature
, Latin creatura
. See Create
.] 1. Anything created; anything not self-existent; especially, any being created with life; an animal; a man.
He asked water, a creature so common and needful that it was against the law of nature to deny him.
God's first creature was light.
On earth, join, all ye creatures , to extol
Him first, him last, him midst, and without end.
And most attractive is the fair result 2. A human being, in pity, contempt, or endearment; as, a poor creature ; a pretty creature .
Of thought, the creature of a polished mind.
The world hath not a sweeter creature . 3. A person who owes his rise and fortune to another; a servile dependent; an instrument; a tool.
A creature of the queen's, Lady Anne Bullen.
Both Charles himself and his creature , Laud. 4. A general term among farmers for horses, oxen, etc. Creature comforts
, those which minister to the comfort of the body.
Creatureless Crea"ture·less adjective Without created beings; alone.
God was alone And creatureless at first.
Creaturely Crea"ture·ly adjective Creatural; characteristic of a creature. [ R.] " Creaturely faculties." Cheyne.
Creatureship Crea"ture·ship noun The condition of being a creature.
(-īz) transitive verb To make like a creature; to degrade
Degrade and creaturize that mundane soul.
Creaze Creaze (krēz) noun (Mining) The tin ore which collects in the central part of the washing pit or buddle.
Crebricostate Cre`bri·cos"tate (krē`brĭ*kŏs"tat) adjective [ Latin creber close + costa rib.] (Zoology) Marked with closely set ribs or ridges.
Crebrisulcate Cre`bri·sul"cate (krē`brĭ*sŭl"kat) adjective [ Latin creber close + sulcus furrow.] (Zoology) Marked with closely set transverse furrows.
Crebritude Creb"ri·tude (krēb"rĭ*tūd) noun [ Latin crebritudo , from creber close.] Frequency. [ Obsolete] Bailey.
Crebrous Cre"brous (krē"brŭs) adjective [ Latin creber close set, frequent.] Frequent; numerous. [ Obsolete] Goodwin.
Crèche Crèche (krash) noun [ French] A public nursery, where the young children of poor women are cared for during the day, while their mothers are at work.
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