What does cricket mean?

Definitions for cricket
ˈkrɪk ɪtcrick·et

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cricket(noun)

    leaping insect; male makes chirping noises by rubbing the forewings together

  2. cricket(verb)

    a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs

  3. cricket(verb)

    play cricket

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cricket(noun)

    an orthopterous insect of the genus Gryllus, and allied genera. The males make chirping, musical notes by rubbing together the basal parts of the veins of the front wings

    Etymology: [OE. criket, OF. crequet, criquet; prob. of German origin, and akin to E. creak; cf. D. kriek a cricket. See Creak.]

  2. Cricket(noun)

    a low stool

    Etymology: [OE. criket, OF. crequet, criquet; prob. of German origin, and akin to E. creak; cf. D. kriek a cricket. See Creak.]

  3. Cricket(noun)

    a game much played in England, and sometimes in America, with a ball, bats, and wickets, the players being arranged in two contesting parties or sides

    Etymology: [OE. criket, OF. crequet, criquet; prob. of German origin, and akin to E. creak; cf. D. kriek a cricket. See Creak.]

  4. Cricket(noun)

    a small false roof, or the raising of a portion of a roof, so as to throw off water from behind an obstacle, such as a chimney

    Etymology: [OE. criket, OF. crequet, criquet; prob. of German origin, and akin to E. creak; cf. D. kriek a cricket. See Creak.]

  5. Cricket(verb)

    to play at cricket

    Etymology: [OE. criket, OF. crequet, criquet; prob. of German origin, and akin to E. creak; cf. D. kriek a cricket. See Creak.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cricket

    krik′et, n. a saltatory, orthopterous insect, allied to grasshoppers and locusts. [O. Fr. criquet; cf. Dut. krekel, Ger. kreckel.]

  2. Cricket

    krik′et, n. an outdoor game played with bats, a ball, and wickets, between two sides of eleven each.—v.i. to play at cricket.—ns. Crick′eter, one who plays at cricket; Crick′et-match, a match at cricket. [Fr. criquet; further ety. dub. Not the A.S. crycc, a stick.]

  3. Cricket

    krik′et, n. (Scot.) a low stool.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cricket' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3063

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cricket' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3584

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cricket' in Nouns Frequency: #1289

How to pronounce cricket?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cricket in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cricket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of cricket in a Sentence

  1. Diana Barakzai:

    Afghanistan's cricket board does not support cricket for women, even though I have 3,700 girl cricketers across Afghanistan, i hope their attitude will change.

  2. Cricket Australia:

    This is a very sad day for Australian cricket, australian cricket fans want to be proud of their cricket team. And I think that this morning they have every reason to wake up and not be proud of the Australian cricket team. I'm not happy about this at all. I feel like Australian cricket fans feel right now. We have a responsibility to take this further.

  3. Joel Flagler:

    Patients with advanced dementia were seen to have greatly improved short-term memory retention after a horticulture session, some of the participants remembered the chirping sound of a cricket in the garden almost two weeks after the event.

  4. Matt Brabants:

    We're never going to be the equal to cricket in India, it's like a religion in that market, and same for soccer in Brazil, but we know that if we can start to make inroads that being number two is a real strong statement in a market like India where you've got a billion of people.

  5. Sachin Tendulkar:

    Any active sportsman has to be very focused; you've got to be in the right frame of mind. If your energy is diverted in various directions, you do not achieve the results. I need to know when to switch on and switch off: and the rest of the things happen around that. Cricket is in the foreground, the rest is in the background.

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