Definition of Streek

1. v. t. To stretch; also, to lay out, as a dead body. See Streak.



Definition of Streek

1. to stretch [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: stretch

Lexicographical Neighbors of Streek

streamliner
streamliners
streamlines
streamlining
streams
streamscape
streamscapes
streamside
streamsides
streamwater
streamwise
streamy
strech
strecht
stree
streek (current term)
streeked
streeker
streekers
streeking
streeks
streel
streeled
streeling
streels
street
street-arab
street-hockey
street-legal
street-light

Literary usage of Streek

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

1. Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings edited by John Denison Champlin, Charles Callahan Perkins (1887)
"streek, JURIAAN VAN, born at Amsterdam in 1632 (?), died there, June 12, 1678. Dutch school ; portrait and still-life painter, about whose life no ..."

2. Dutch Conversation-grammar by T. G. G. Valette (1913)
"... van streek zijn [ran strek zein]: watchmaker deze man is van streek is un- mooi [moi] fine well, is geheel van streek quite geestig ..."

3. The Natural History of the Mineral Kingdom: Relative to the Strata of Coal by John Williams, James Millar (1810)
"I observed above, that the species of pipe which approaches in affinity to the streek, lies between the strata, and consequently it has the same declivity ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1887)
"V. STREIK, streek. 2. A streak, line, trace; as, ... To STRAIT THE PIN, streek THE PIN. To tighten the temper-pin of a spinning- wheel, keep it at the right ..."

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