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Definitions for Cricket
ˈkrɪk ɪtcrick·et

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cricketnoun

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

  2. cricketverb

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

  3. cricketverb

    play cricket

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cricketnoun

    Etymology: krekel, from kreken, to make a noise, Dutch.

    Didst thou not hear a noise? ————
    —— I heard the owl scream, and the crickets cry. William Shakespeare, Macb.

    Far from all resort of mirth,
    Save the cricket on the hearth. John Milton.

    The solemn death-watch click’d the hour she dy’d,
    And shrilling crickets in the chimney cry’d. John Gay, Pastorals.

    The judge, to dance, his brother serjeant call;
    The senator at cricket urge the ball. Alexander Pope, Dunciad, b. iv.

Wikipedia

  1. Cricket

    Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 22-yard (20-metre) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at one of the wickets with the bat and then running between the wickets, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this (by preventing the ball from leaving the field, and getting the ball to either wicket) and dismiss each batter (so they are "out"). Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, and by the fielding side either catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground, or hitting a wicket with the ball before a batter can cross the crease in front of the wicket. When ten batters have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches. They communicate with two off-field scorers who record the match's statistical information. Forms of cricket range from Twenty20, with each team batting for a single innings of 20 overs (each "over" being a set of 6 fair opportunities for the batting team to score) and the game generally lasting three hours, to Test matches played over five days. Traditionally cricketers play in all-white kit, but in limited overs cricket they wear club or team colours. In addition to the basic kit, some players wear protective gear to prevent injury caused by the ball, which is a hard, solid spheroid made of compressed leather with a slightly raised sewn seam enclosing a cork core layered with tightly wound string. The earliest reference to cricket is in South East England in the mid-16th century. It spread globally with the expansion of the British Empire, with the first international matches in the second half of the 19th century. The game's governing body is the International Cricket Council (ICC), which has over 100 members, twelve of which are full members who play Test matches. The game's rules, the Laws of Cricket, are maintained by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in London. The sport is followed primarily in South Asia, Australasia, the United Kingdom, Southern Africa and the West Indies.Women's cricket, which is organised and played separately, has also achieved international standard. The most successful side playing international cricket is Australia, which has won seven One Day International trophies, including five World Cups, more than any other country and has been the top-rated Test side more than any other country.

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  1. cricket

    Cricket is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams, typically of eleven players each. Originating in southeast England in the 16th century, it is watched and played globally, particularly in countries like India, Australia, Pakistan, England, and South Africa. The game is played on a grass field with a flat strip of ground in the middle called a "pitch." The objective is to score more runs than the opposing team. Cricket involves a mix of physical ability, strategic planning, and team cooperation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cricketnoun

    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. Cricketnoun

    a low stool

  3. Cricketnoun

    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. Cricketnoun

    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. Cricketverb

    to play at cricket

  6. Etymology: [OE. criket, OF. crequet, criquet; prob. of German origin, and akin to E. creak; cf. D. kriek a cricket. See Creak.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cricket

    krik′et, n. a saltatory, orthopterous insect, allied to grasshoppers and locusts. [O. Fr. criquet; cf. Dut. krekel, Ger. kreckel.]

  2. Cricket

    krik′et, n. an outdoor game played with bats, a ball, and wickets, between two sides of eleven each.—v.i. to play at cricket.—ns. Crick′eter, one who plays at cricket; Crick′et-match, a match at cricket. [Fr. criquet; further ety. dub. Not the A.S. crycc, a stick.]

  3. Cricket

    krik′et, n. (Scot.) a low stool.

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cricket in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cricket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Cricket in a Sentence

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.

  2. Mullah Badruddin:

    I love cricket, when Afghanistan play against another team, we listen to the radio with great interest and we also check for scores in social media and follow those in Facebook who give live updates.

  3. Awais Mughal:

    I love cricket. I'm crazy for cricket. I'm 30 years old and I'm playing for 20 years.

  4. Pulina Tharanga:

    She had asked me not to play cricket because she couldn't afford it.

  5. Jagmohan Dalmiya:

    Injuries are part of cricket but precautions should be taken so that such incidents do not happen.

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