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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend(noun)

    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, line(noun)

    a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface

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

  3. kris, creese, crease(verb)

    a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade

  4. wrinkle, ruckle, crease, crinkle, scrunch, scrunch up, crisp(verb)

    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, crease(verb)

    make wrinkled or creased

    "furrow one's brow"

  6. graze, crease, rake(verb)

    scrape gently

    "graze the skin"

  7. rumple, crumple, wrinkle, crease, crinkle(verb)

    become wrinkled or crumpled or creased

    "This fabric won't wrinkle"


  1. crease(Noun)

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

  2. crease(Noun)

    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. crease(Noun)

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

  4. crease(Noun)

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

  5. crease(Verb)

    To make a crease in; to wrinkle.

  6. crease(Verb)

    To lightly bloody; to graze.

    The bullet just creased his shoulder.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crease(noun)

    see Creese

  2. Crease(noun)

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

  3. Crease(noun)

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

  4. Crease(verb)

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

  5. Origin: [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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  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

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

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  • мяцьBelarusian
  • одрасквам, прегъвам, измачквам, мъна, гънка, прегъвкаBulgarian
  • rýha, udělat záhyb, mnout, vráska, záhybCzech
  • Falte, BügelfalteGerman
  • arruga, pliegue, arrugar, rayaSpanish
  • maalialue, ryppy, maalivahti, prässi, naarmuttaa, prässätä, taitos, raapaista, taittaa, laskos, laskostaa, alue, rypistää, rajaviiva, maalivahdinalueFinnish
  • pliFrench
  • súrol, élHungarian
  • ծալք, փոթ, կնճիռArmenian
  • brotIcelandic
  • 折り目Japanese
  • plooi, kreukelDutch
  • foldNorwegian
  • miąćPolish
  • enrugar, dobra, roçar, rugaPortuguese
  • загиб, стрелка, сморщить, мять, сминать, складка, смять, загибать, морщить, загнуть, вратарская площадкаRussian
  • nabor, наборSerbo-Croatian
  • mäťSlovak
  • metiSlovene
  • veck, målområdeSwedish
  • mkunjoSwahili
  • örselemek, kırışıklık, buruşturmak, kırıştırmakTurkish
  • м᾽ятиUkrainian

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