Definition of Creek

1. Noun. A natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river). "The creek dried up every summer"

Exact synonyms: Brook
Specialized synonyms: Bull Run, Aegospotami, Aegospotamos
Specialized synonyms: Brooklet
Generic synonyms: Stream, Watercourse



2. Noun. Any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee) formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now chiefly in Oklahoma.
Generic synonyms: American Indian, Indian, Red Indian

Definition of Creek

1. n. A small inlet or bay, narrower and extending further into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river.

Definition of Creek

1. Noun. one of a Native American tribe from the Southeastern United States ¹

2. Proper noun. the Muskogean language of the Creek tribe ¹

3. Adjective. of or pertaining to the Creek tribe ¹

4. Noun. (British India) A small inlet or bay, narrower and extending further into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river. ¹

5. Noun. (Australia New Zealand Canada US) A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook. ¹

6. Noun. Any turn or winding. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Creek

1. a watercourse smaller than a river [n -S]

Medical Definition of Creek

1. A natural stream of water normally smaller than (and often tributary of) a river. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Creek

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creeding
creedite
creedless
creeds
creeing
creek (current term)
creek-bed
creek bed
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creekwater
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Literary usage of Creek

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by Kentucky Geological Survey (1905)
"Flatwoods, Marrowbone creek, in Pike Ill Grapevine creek, in Pike 97 Greasy creek, in Johnson 31 Joe's Branch of Elkhorn creek, in Letcher 137 Jones creek, ..."

2. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1912)
"The creek running through the town of Murphys and along the Murphy-Angels toll road, Peppermint creek about two miles east of Murphys, and San Domingo creek ..."

3. Bulletin by Ohio State Geologist, Ohio Division of Geological Survey (1912)
"Phelps creek Section. — The highway crosses Phelps creek one mile northeast of where it crosses the branch of Bates creek which has just been described. ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"The swale is drained by Wilbur creek, a small stream which enters the north ... Camas Swale and much of the valley of Wilbur creek, is larger than one would ..."

5. Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2006)
"Telegraph creek The road is about 70 miles long, and takes you to the town of Telegraph creek, population about 400. Traders came in and tried to kick out ..."

6. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"In the Susquehanna basin I have it from the Northeast creek at Nottingham, ... Delaware River basin in the Brandywine creek basin at Kennett Square, ..."

7. Bulletin by Kentucky Geological Survey (1905)
"Flatwoods, Marrowbone creek, in Pike Ill Grapevine creek, in Pike 97 Greasy creek, in Johnson 31 Joe's Branch of Elkhorn creek, in Letcher 137 Jones creek, ..."

8. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1912)
"The creek running through the town of Murphys and along the Murphy-Angels toll road, Peppermint creek about two miles east of Murphys, and San Domingo creek ..."

9. Bulletin by Ohio State Geologist, Ohio Division of Geological Survey (1912)
"Phelps creek Section. — The highway crosses Phelps creek one mile northeast of where it crosses the branch of Bates creek which has just been described. ..."

10. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"The swale is drained by Wilbur creek, a small stream which enters the north ... Camas Swale and much of the valley of Wilbur creek, is larger than one would ..."

11. Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2006)
"Telegraph creek The road is about 70 miles long, and takes you to the town of Telegraph creek, population about 400. Traders came in and tried to kick out ..."

12. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"In the Susquehanna basin I have it from the Northeast creek at Nottingham, ... Delaware River basin in the Brandywine creek basin at Kennett Square, ..."

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