What does creek mean?

Definitions for creek
krik, krɪkcreek

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brook, creek(noun)

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

    "the creek dried up every summer"

  2. Creek(noun)

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


  1. creek(Noun)

    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. creek(Noun)

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

  3. creek(Noun)

    Any turn or winding.

  4. Creek(Noun)

    one of a Native American tribe from the Southeastern United States

  5. Creek(Adjective)

    of or pertaining to the Creek tribe

    The chieftain was well versed in Creek history.

  6. Creek(ProperNoun)

    the Muskogean language of the Creek tribe

Webster Dictionary

  1. Creek(noun)

    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. Creek(noun)

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

  3. Creek(noun)

    any turn or winding

  4. Origin: [AS. crecca; akin to D. kreek, Icel. kriki crack, nook; cf. W. crig crack, crigyll ravine, creek. Cf. Crick, Crook.]


  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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  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. Teck Resources:

    A quantity of the water may have entered nearby Stoney Creek.

  2. Teresa Camacho with Juliet:

    We were tired, wet and disappointed, then I said,' Let's do one more creek.'.

  3. Larry Miceli:

    If the creek goes over its banks, the water will eventually run to where I am.

  4. Ban Nampai village chief:

    With more dams, the once powerful Mekong River river will become just a small creek.

  5. Todd Crutcher:

    The short-term resolution will come as water flushes through the system and the creek clears.

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