What does Cricket mean?

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.

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. Ben Stokes:

    I'm pretty lost for words, all the hard work that's gone in over these four years, this is where we aspired to be. To do it with such a game, I don't think there will be another like this in the history of cricket.

  2. Simon Katich:

    They( Cricket Australia) have got no option but to stand and then sack Steve Smith, Dave Warner and Darren Lehmann, they've got no option because this was premeditated and calculated at the break and those guys are in charge of Cameron Bancroft behaving the way Steve Smith did. It's a bigger problem than that, Cameron Bancroft's been instructed to do this and anyone in cricket knows the captain and coach are in control of what happens in the team.

  3. Executive James Sutherland:

    Our thanks go to Channel Nine, who for more than 40 years has broadcast international cricket at a world-renowned standard – and in so doing has done more to promote our sport than any organisation in Australian cricket history.

  4. Diana Barakzai:

    Afghanistan's cricket board does not support cricket for women, even though I have 3,700 girl cricketers across Afghanistan, i hope their attitude will change.

  5. Matt Brabants:

    We're never going to be the equal to cricket in India, it's like a religion in that market, and same for soccer in Brazil, but we know that if we can start to make inroads that being number two is a real strong statement in a market like India where you've got a billion of people.

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