Definition of Creeps

1. Noun. A disease of cattle and sheep attributed to a dietary deficiency; characterized by anemia and softening of the bones and a slow stiff gait.

Generic synonyms: Animal Disease



2. Noun. A feeling of fear and revulsion. "He gives me the creeps"
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Fear, Fearfulness, Fright

Definition of Creeps

1. Noun. (plural of creep) ¹

2. Noun. (pluralonly) Fear; anxiety. ¹

3. Verb. (third-person singular of creep) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Creeps

1. creep [v] - See also: creep

Lexicographical Neighbors of Creeps

creeping thistles
creeping thrombosis
creeping thyme
creeping ulcer
creeping willow
creeping wintergreen
creeping wood sorrel
creeping zinnia
creepingly
creeple
creeples
creepmeter
creepmeters
creepos
creeps (current term)
creepy
creepy-crawlies
creepy-crawly
creepy-peepy
crees
creese
creesed
creeses
creesh
creeshed
creeshes
creeshier
creeshing
creeshy

Literary usage of Creeps

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

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"creeps " in Coal-Minee. the succeeding stages of creep are shown at ... "Sits" are the reverse of creeps; in the one case the pavement is forced up, ..."

2. Annual Report by Fairmount Park Art Association (1903)
"There is nothing more terrible than the sordidness that creeps into the young lives; never a time when it was more necessary to introduce refining influence ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... do not give rise to spore, but from which the protoplasm creeps forth unaltered when temperature, nutrition and moisture are again favorable. ..."

4. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1812)
"... where it grows in a wet foil. 5. Linnaa borealis, from the mountains in Canada. It creeps along the ground. 7. ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"creeps " in Coal-Minee. the succeeding stages of creep are shown at ... "Sits" are the reverse of creeps; in the one case the pavement is forced up, ..."

6. Annual Report by Fairmount Park Art Association (1903)
"There is nothing more terrible than the sordidness that creeps into the young lives; never a time when it was more necessary to introduce refining influence ..."

7. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... do not give rise to spore, but from which the protoplasm creeps forth unaltered when temperature, nutrition and moisture are again favorable. ..."

8. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1812)
"... where it grows in a wet foil. 5. Linnaa borealis, from the mountains in Canada. It creeps along the ground. 7. ..."

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