What does Creek mean?

Definitions for Creek
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brook, creek(noun)

    a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)

    "the creek dried up every summer"

  2. Creek(noun)

    any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee) formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now chiefly in Oklahoma

Wiktionary

  1. creek(Noun)

    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.

  2. creek(Noun)

    A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook.

  3. creek(Noun)

    Any turn or winding.

  4. Creek(Noun)

    one of a Native American tribe from the Southeastern United States

  5. Creek(Adjective)

    of or pertaining to the Creek tribe

    The chieftain was well versed in Creek history.

  6. Creek(ProperNoun)

    the Muskogean language of the Creek tribe

Webster Dictionary

  1. Creek(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [AS. crecca; akin to D. kreek, Icel. kriki crack, nook; cf. W. crig crack, crigyll ravine, creek. Cf. Crick, Crook.]

  2. Creek(noun)

    a stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook

    Etymology: [AS. crecca; akin to D. kreek, Icel. kriki crack, nook; cf. W. crig crack, crigyll ravine, creek. Cf. Crick, Crook.]

  3. Creek(noun)

    any turn or winding

    Etymology: [AS. crecca; akin to D. kreek, Icel. kriki crack, nook; cf. W. crig crack, crigyll ravine, creek. Cf. Crick, Crook.]

Freebase

  1. Creek

    A tidal creek, tidal channel, or estuary is the portion of a stream that is affected by ebb and flow of ocean tides, in the case that the subject stream discharges to an ocean, sea or strait. Thus this portion of the stream has variable salinity and electrical conductivity over the tidal cycle. Due to the temporal variability of water quality parameters within the tidally influenced zone, there are unique biota associated with tidal creeks, which biota are often specialised to such zones. Creeks may often dry to a muddy channel with little or no flow at low tide, but often with significant depth of water at high tide.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Creek

    krēk, n. a small inlet or bay of the sea, or the tidal estuary of a river: any turn or winding: in America and Australia, a small river.—adj. Creek′y, full of creeks: winding. [Prob. Scand., Ice. kriki, a nook; cf. Dut. kreek, a bay.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. creek

    A narrow inlet of the sea shoaling suddenly. Also, the channels connecting the several branches of a river and lake islands, and one lake or lagoon with another. It differs from a cove, in being proportionately deeper and narrower. In law, it is part of a haven where anything is landed from the sea.

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How to say Creek in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Creek in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Creek in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Creek in a Sentence

  1. Dan Levy:

    Some people have been asking [if there will be a Schitts Creek movie], this is the best way we could have ever ended this show, so, if there is an idea that ever pops into my head [thats] worthy of these wonderful people, it has to be really freaking good at this point because this is a really nice way of saying goodbye.

  2. Larry Miceli:

    If the creek goes over its banks, the water will eventually run to where I am.

  3. Katie Holmes:

    However, with this keep-moving-forward attitude, the actress brings some bad news for Dawsonfans hoping for a return to the Creek. ['Dawson’s Creek'] was such a special time in all of our lives [but] some things are better when it stays the way it was, i would love to get together with everybody, [but] I’m not sure a reunion would be as fulfilling as what we all want it to be. I’m game for anything.

  4. South African golfer Charl Schwartzel:

    I am hugely disappointed to be missing out on the SA Open, everybody knows how keen I am to win our national Open and, having come so close the last couple of years and following my good form at Leopard Creek, I was really looking forward to contending at Glendower.

  5. Rusty Hotchkiss:

    She basically crawled from where she was injured down to a creek, it took her about two days to do that. And then she was able to drink from the creek with the water filter to stay alive.

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