a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)
"the creek dried up every summer"
any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee) formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now chiefly in Oklahoma
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.
A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook.
Any turn or winding.
one of a Native American tribe from the Southeastern United States
of or pertaining to the Creek tribe
The chieftain was well versed in Creek history.
the Muskogean language of the Creek tribe
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
a stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook
any turn or winding
Origin: [AS. crecca; akin to D. kreek, Icel. kriki crack, nook; cf. W. crig crack, crigyll ravine, creek. Cf. Crick, Crook.]
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
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
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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The numerical value of creek in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of creek in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of creek in a Sentence
A quantity of the water may have entered nearby Stoney Creek.
We were tired, wet and disappointed, then I said,' Let's do one more creek.'.
If the creek goes over its banks, the water will eventually run to where I am.
With more dams, the once powerful Mekong River river will become just a small creek.
The short-term resolution will come as water flushes through the system and the creek clears.
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- бухта, поток, тясно заливчеBulgarian
- Bucht, BachGerman
- caleta, arroyoSpanish
- puro, poukamaFinnish
- sleatWestern Frisian
- patak, öbölHungarian
- ruscello, rivoItalian
- krieëkLimburgish, Limburgan, Limburger
- serokan, anak sungaiMalay
- liten, bekk, elvNorwegian
- enseada, riachoPortuguese
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