What does crease mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bendnoun

    an angular or rounded shape made by folding

    "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"

  2. wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, linenoun

    a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface

    "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"

  3. kris, creese, creaseverb

    a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade

  4. wrinkle, ruckle, crease, crinkle, scrunch, scrunch up, crispverb

    make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in

    "The dress got wrinkled"; "crease the paper like this to make a crane"

  5. furrow, wrinkle, creaseverb

    make wrinkled or creased

    "furrow one's brow"

  6. graze, crease, rakeverb

    scrape gently

    "graze the skin"

  7. rumple, crumple, wrinkle, crease, crinkleverb

    become wrinkled or crumpled or creased

    "This fabric won't wrinkle"


  1. creasenoun

    A line or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced.

  2. creasenoun

    One of the white lines drawn on the pitch to show different areas of play; especially the popping crease, but also the bowling crease and the return crease.

  3. creasenoun

    The circle around the goal, where no offensive players can go.

  4. creasenoun

    The goal crease; an area in front of each goal, surrounded by thin red lines and filled in with light blue.

  5. creaseverb

    To make a crease in; to wrinkle.

  6. creaseverb

    To lightly bloody; to graze.

    The bullet just creased his shoulder.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CREASEnoun

    Etymology: from creta, Latin, chalk. Skinner.

    Men of great parts are unfortunate in business, because they go out of the common road: I once desired lord Bolingbroke to observe, that the clerks used an ivory knife, with a blunt edge, to divide paper, which cut it even, only requiring a strong hand; whereas a sharp penknife would go out of the crease, and disfigure the paper. Jonathan Swift.

  2. To Creaseverb

    To mark any thing by doubling it, so as to leave the impression.

    Etymology: from the noun.


  1. crease

    A crease is a line, mark, or ridge made by folding, pressing, or wrinkling a flexible material such as paper, cloth, or skin. It can also refer to a narrow depression or fold in any soft or flat surface. In sports like cricket or hockey, it refers to specific lines or boundaries on the playing field.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Creasenoun

    see Creese

  2. Creasenoun

    a line or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced

  3. Creasenoun

    one of the lines serving to define the limits of the bowler and the striker

  4. Creaseverb

    to make a crease or mark in, as by folding or doubling

  5. Etymology: [Cf. LG. krus, G. krause, crispness, krausen, krusen, to crisp, curl, lay on folds; or perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. kriz a wrinkle, crease, kriza to wrinkle, fold, W. crych a wrinkle, crychu to rumple, ripple, crease.]


  1. Crease

    In the sport of cricket, the crease is a certain area demarcated by white lines painted or chalked on the field of play. The term crease also refers to any of the lines themselves, particularly the popping crease. Law 9 of the Laws of Cricket governs the size and position of the crease markings. The actual line is considered to be the back edge of the width of the marked line on the grass, i.e., the edge nearest to the wicket at that end. Four creases are drawn at each end of the pitch, around the two sets of stumps. The batsmen generally play in and run between the areas defined by the creases at each end of the pitch. The bowling creases lie 22 yards apart and mark the ends of the pitch, and so may be used to determine whether there is a no ball because a fielder has encroached on the pitch or the wicket-keeper has moved in front of the wicket before they are permitted to do so. Formerly, part of the bowler's back foot in the delivery stride was required to fall behind the bowling crease to avoid a delivery being a no ball. This rule was replaced by a requirement that part of the bowler's front foot in the delivery stride must fall behind the popping crease.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crease

    krēs, n. a mark made by folding or doubling anything: (cricket) a line indicating the boundaries of a particular space, as the position of a batter and bowler.—v.t. to make creases in anything.—v.i. to become creased.—adj. Creas′y, full of creases. [Prob. Celt., as Bret. krīz, &c.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. crease

    A dagger or poniard, the universal weapon of the inhabitants of the Malayan Archipelago. It is made of many different forms, short or long, straight or crooked. The hilt and scabbard are often much ornamented. Men of all ranks wear this weapon; and those of high rank, when in full dress, sometimes carry three or four. In Java women sometimes wear it.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Crease is ranked #91981 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Crease surname appeared 200 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Crease.

    75% or 150 total occurrences were White.
    20.5% or 41 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. recase

  2. cesare

  3. searce

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crease in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crease in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of crease in a Sentence

  1. Patrick Ta:

    Just put it in the outer crease, or put it on the lash line.

  2. Chris Kreider:

    He's really focused on the little things. He cares about improving his game and growing as a player, he's getting to the net a lot. He's scoring some pretty goals getting around the crease. ... It's so easy to forget how young he is.

  3. Anton Khudobin:

    Anton Khudobin had 38 saves, including 16 in the third after giving up two goals earlier in the period. Vegas goalieRobin Lehner stopped 20 shotsoverall while his record postseason shutout streak ended. Dallas was outshot 18-4 in the third period, but had the final chance in regulation with a 3-on-1 break. Stars captain Jamie Benns wrister briefly shook up Lehner, who was struck by the puck that went over the pad and hit him near his left knee as time expired. I thought in the third we responded again, had a bunch of chances to potentially win the game in the last five minutes, Vegas coach Pete DeBoer said. It was one of those nights. They were opportunistic and thats what they are. Pucks right on the wrong guys stick in the wrong spots tonight for us. Lehner was back in net for overtime, and said afterward that he was fine. As for the game-ending goal, he said, It happened pretty quick. ... Tough to judge right now. Vegas tied the game at 2 with 7:14 left in regulation on Alex Tuchs goal that was challenged by the Stars, who felt there was interference against Anton Khudobin. The goalie was in front of the right post with Mark Stone against him when Alex Tuchs shot went over Alex Tuchs left shoulder and into the net. Nothing I can say about it, I think I was out of the crease. That was it.

  4. Amelia Edmundson:

    Maybe put it in funky pony tails and go back to your child's stage or something like that to have a little fun with it, practice doing eyelashes, practice doing a cut crease, smoky eye, contouring your nose or overlining your lips. All the things that you have not wanted to try because you were so intimidated to, try because no one is going to see you.

  5. Patrick Starrr:

    Practice doing eyelashes, practice doing a cut crease, smoky eye, contouring your nose or overlining your lips. All the things that you have not wanted to try because you were so intimidated to, try because no one is going to see you.

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  • мяцьBelarusian
  • гънка, измачквам, мъна, прегъвам, одрасквам, прегъвкаBulgarian
  • udělat záhyb, vráska, rýha, záhyb, mnoutCzech
  • Bügelfalte, FalteGerman
  • pliegue, arruga, arrugar, rayaSpanish
  • maalialue, maalivahdinalue, taitos, raapaista, prässätä, ryppy, naarmuttaa, maalivahti, taittaa, laskos, rajaviiva, rypistää, laskostaa, alue, prässiFinnish
  • pliFrench
  • él, súrolHungarian
  • կնճիռ, փոթ, ծալքArmenian
  • brotIcelandic
  • 折り目Japanese
  • plooi, kreukelDutch
  • foldNorwegian
  • miąćPolish
  • enrugar, dobra, roçar, rugaPortuguese
  • стрелка, складка, загиб, вратарская площадка, загнуть, сморщить, морщить, загибать, смять, сминать, мятьRussian
  • набор, naborSerbo-Croatian
  • mäťSlovak
  • metiSlovene
  • veck, målområdeSwedish
  • mkunjoSwahili
  • buruşturmak, kırışıklık, örselemek, kırıştırmakTurkish
  • м᾽ятиUkrainian

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    A ambidextrous
    B occlusive
    C arbitrary
    D defiant

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