What does creeper mean?

Definitions for creeper
ˈkri pərcreep·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word creeper.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. creepernoun

    any plant (as ivy or periwinkle) that grows by creeping

  2. crawler, creepernoun

    a person who crawls or creeps along the ground

  3. creeper, tree creepernoun

    any of various small insectivorous birds of the northern hemisphere that climb up a tree trunk supporting themselves on stiff tail feathers and their feet


  1. creepernoun

    A person or a thing who crawls or creeps along the ground.

  2. creepernoun

    Often in plural, a one-piece garment for infants designed to facilitate access to the wearer's diaper.

  3. creepernoun

    A device which allows a small child to safely roam around a room from a seated or standing position.

  4. creepernoun

    A metal plate with spikes, designed to be worn with shoes to prevent slipping.

  5. creepernoun

    Any plant (as ivy or periwinkle) that grows by creeping; especially a climbing plant of the genus Parthenocissus.

  6. creepernoun

    A treecreeper.

  7. creepernoun

    A small, four-hooked grapnel used to recover objects dropped onto the sea bed.

  8. creepernoun

    The lowest gear of a tractor or truck, also creeper gear, creeper shift.

  9. creepernoun

    A low-profile, wheeled platform whereupon an auto mechanic may lie on their back and gain better access to the underbody of a vehicle.

  10. creepernoun

    A person who creeps; a creepy person

    Don't go to a nightclub to find a boyfriend. They're all creepers there.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Creepernoun

    one who, or that which, creeps; any creeping thing

  2. Creepernoun

    a plant that clings by rootlets, or by tendrils, to the ground, or to trees, etc.; as, the Virginia creeper (Ampelopsis quinquefolia)

  3. Creepernoun

    a small bird of the genus Certhia, allied to the wrens. The brown or common European creeper is C. familiaris, a variety of which (var. Americana) inhabits America; -- called also tree creeper and creeptree. The American black and white creeper is Mniotilta varia

  4. Creepernoun

    a kind of patten mounted on short pieces of iron instead of rings; also, a fixture with iron points worn on a shoe to prevent one from slipping

  5. Creepernoun

    a spurlike device strapped to the boot, which enables one to climb a tree or pole; -- called often telegraph creepers

  6. Creepernoun

    a small, low iron, or dog, between the andirons

  7. Creepernoun

    an instrument with iron hooks or claws for dragging at the bottom of a well, or any other body of water, and bringing up what may lie there

  8. Creepernoun

    any device for causing material to move steadily from one part of a machine to another, as an apron in a carding machine, or an inner spiral in a grain screen

  9. Creepernoun

    crockets. See Crocket


  1. Creeper

    The Creeper is a fictional character, a superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Steve Ditko, he first appeared in Showcase #73.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. creeper

    A small grapnel (iron instrument with four claws) for dragging for articles dropped overboard in harbour. When anything falls, a dish or other white object thrown immediately after it will greatly guide the creeping.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of creeper in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of creeper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of creeper in a Sentence

  1. Auguste Rodin:

    In short, Beauty is everywhere. It is not that she is lacking to our eye, but our eyes which fail to perceive her. Beauty is character and expression. Well, there is nothing in nature which has more character than the human body. In its strength and its grace it evokes the most varied images. One moment it resembles a flower: the bending torso is the stalk; the breasts, the head, and the splendor of the hair answer to the blossoming of the corolla. The next moment it recalls the pliant creeper, or the proud and upright sapling.

Images & Illustrations of creeper

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Translations for creeper

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  • زاحفArabic
  • пълзящо растение, драгаBulgarian
  • liánaCzech
  • enredaderaSpanish
  • liukueste, naara, köynnös, ryömintävaihde, konttaaja, ryömijä, potkupuku, villiviiniFinnish
  • plante grimpanteFrench
  • kotróhorgony, kúszónövényHungarian
  • rampino, girello, raffio, pianta rampicante, persona che si muove furtivamente, pianta strisciante, ancorotto, persona che si trascinaItalian
  • लताSanskrit
  • плазуниUkrainian

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. naiant
    • B. repugnant
    • C. irascible
    • D. motile

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