Definitions for cricketˈkrɪk ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

crick•etˈkrɪk ɪt(n.)

  1. any of several jumping orthopterous insects of the family Gryllidae, characterized by long antennae and stridulating organs on the forewings of the male.

    Category: Entomology

  2. a small, hand-held metal toy that makes a clicking, cricketlike noise when pressed.

Origin of cricket:

1275–1325; ME criket insect < OF criquet=criqu(er) to creak (imit.) +-et -et

crick•etˈkrɪk ɪt(n.)

  1. a game, popular esp. in England, for two teams of 11 members each that is played on a field having two wickets, the object being to score runs by batting the ball far enough so that one is enabled to exchange wickets with the batsman defending the opposite wicket before the ball is recovered.

    Category: Sport

  2. fair and honorable conduct:

    It's not cricket to ask such questions.

  3. (v.i.)to play cricket.

    Category: Sport

Origin of cricket:

1590–1600; < MF criquet goalpost

crick′et•er(n.)

crick•etˈkrɪk ɪt(n.)

  1. a small, low stool.

    Category: Furniture

Origin of cricket:

1635–45; of obscure orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cricket(noun)

    leaping insect; male makes chirping noises by rubbing the forewings together

  2. cricket(verb)

    a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs

  3. cricket(verb)

    play cricket

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cricket(noun)ˈkrɪk ɪt

    a hopping insect that chirps

    ***the sound of crickets at night

  2. cricketˈkrɪk ɪt

    a sport in which a ball is hit with a bat and runners run between wickets

    ***to play cricket; ***a cricket match

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cricket(noun)

    an orthopterous insect of the genus Gryllus, and allied genera. The males make chirping, musical notes by rubbing together the basal parts of the veins of the front wings

  2. Cricket(noun)

    a low stool

  3. Cricket(noun)

    a game much played in England, and sometimes in America, with a ball, bats, and wickets, the players being arranged in two contesting parties or sides

  4. Cricket(noun)

    a small false roof, or the raising of a portion of a roof, so as to throw off water from behind an obstacle, such as a chimney

  5. Cricket(verb)

    to play at cricket

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cricket' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3063

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cricket' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3584

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cricket' in Nouns Frequency: #1289


Translations for cricket

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cricket(noun)

an insect related to the grasshopper, the male of which makes a chirping noise.

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