What does creek mean?

Definitions for creek
krik, krɪkcreek

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brook, creeknoun

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

    "the creek dried up every summer"

  2. Creeknoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. creeknoun

    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. creeknoun

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

  3. creeknoun

    Any turn or winding.

  4. Creeknoun

    one of a Native American tribe from the Southeastern United States

  5. Creekadjective

    of or pertaining to the Creek tribe

    The chieftain was well versed in Creek history.

  6. Creeknoun

    the Muskogean language of the Creek tribe

Webster Dictionary

  1. Creeknoun

    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. Creeknoun

    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. Creeknoun

    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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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. Orrville Police Department:

    She was stuck in the drain, was safely removed and set free in a nearby creek, as you can see she was happy to be rescued.

  2. 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.

  3. Associated Press:

    Battle Creek’s not because the Republican Party has anything to say to them.

  4. Chad Pregracke:

    Wherever you are, no matter if there's a stream, a creek, a lake, whatever, that needs to be cleaned up, you can do it. Just organize it and do it.

  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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