Definition of Creeper

1. Noun. Any plant (as ivy or periwinkle) that grows by creeping.

Generic synonyms: Tracheophyte, Vascular Plant
Derivative terms: Creep

2. Noun. A person who crawls or creeps along the ground.
Exact synonyms: Crawler
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Derivative terms: Crawl, Creep, Creep

3. Noun. Any of various small insectivorous birds of the northern hemisphere that climb up a tree trunk supporting themselves on stiff tail feathers and their feet.

Definition of Creeper

1. n. One who, or that which, creeps; any creeping thing.

Definition of Creeper

1. Noun. A person or a thing who crawls or creeps along the ground. ¹

2. Noun. Often in plural, a one-piece garment for infants designed to facilitate access to the wearer's diaper. ¹

3. Noun. A device which allows a small child to safely roam around a room from a seated or standing position. ¹

4. Noun. A metal plate with spikes, designed to be worn with shoes to prevent slipping. ¹

5. Noun. (botany) Any plant (as ivy or periwinkle) that grows by creeping; especially a climbing plant of the genus ''Parthenocissus''. ¹

6. Noun. A treecreeper. ¹

7. Noun. (nautical) A small, four-hooked grapnel used to recover objects dropped onto the sea bed. ¹

8. Noun. The lowest gear of a tractor or truck, also creeper gear, creeper shift. ¹

9. Noun. A low-profile, wheeled platform whereupon an auto mechanic may lie on their back and gain better access to the underbody of a vehicle. ¹

10. Noun. (slang) A person who creeps; a creepy person ¹

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Definition of Creeper

1. one that creeps [n -S] - See also: creeps

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Creeper

creep feed
creep in
creep into
creep joint
creep recovery
creep someone out
creep up
creeper (current term)

Literary usage of Creeper

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

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1916)
"WS The Dissemination of Virginia creeper seeds by English Sparrows. ... For further information on birds that feed on Virginia creeper see ' The Auk,' Vol. ..."

2. Ornithological Biography by John James Audubon (1832)
"The Black-and-white creeper appears in the State of Louisiana as soon as the buds on the trees begin to expand, which happens about the middle of February. ..."

3. A history of British birds by Francis Orpen Morris (1852)
"creeper. TREE creeper. COMMON creeper. FAMILIAR creeper. TREE CLIMBER. ... The creeper, though in other countries it moves from creeper ..."

4. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1915)
"Each excrement, then hard and dry, contained many seeds of the Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia). The excrements were plentiful and occurred ..."

5. Treatise on Mills and Millwork by William Fairbairn (1871)
"The creeper, fig. 262, is an Archimedian screw worked in conjunction with the ... This creeper consists of a Fig. 262. long endless screw with a wide pitch ..."

6. The American Botanist and Florist: Including Lessons in the Structure, Life by Alphonso Wood (1875)
"They are the creeper and rhizoma (developed), the crown, tuber, corm, ... 257, creeper of " Nimble Will," or Witch-grass; a, Bad; Wi, bases of culms. 231. ..."

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