What does cricket mean?

Definitions for cricket
ˈkrɪk ɪtcrick·et

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cricketnoun

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

  2. cricketverb

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

  3. cricketverb

    play cricket

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cricketnoun

    Etymology: krekel, from kreken, to make a noise, Dutch.

    Didst thou not hear a noise? ————
    —— I heard the owl scream, and the crickets cry. William Shakespeare, Macb.

    Far from all resort of mirth,
    Save the cricket on the hearth. John Milton.

    The solemn death-watch click’d the hour she dy’d,
    And shrilling crickets in the chimney cry’d. John Gay, Pastorals.

    The judge, to dance, his brother serjeant call;
    The senator at cricket urge the ball. Alexander Pope, Dunciad, b. iv.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cricketnoun

    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

  2. Cricketnoun

    a low stool

  3. Cricketnoun

    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

  4. Cricketnoun

    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

  5. Cricketverb

    to play at cricket

  6. 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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  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

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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. Jasprit Bumrah:

    My all-time favourite bowlers are Mitchell Johnson, Wasim Akram and Brett Lee. I used to watch their videos and learn from them. I have learnt a lot from Johnson, and Malinga too. I try to learn from any senior bowlers who have played international cricket.

  2. Hazrat Gul:

    Palace officials told us to join Afghan guard units and forget about cricket.

  3. Alex Gares:

    There are people that are scared of some foods and there are those that want an adventure, let's say you happen eat a grasshopper or worms or a cricket. You have to be open -- there are 60 million people that like this food. So maybe it is good.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    As I noted, Heidi and I, we have two little girls. I'm very glad we don't have 17, and it's a great example when the war on women came up, Republicans would curl up in a ball, they'd say, 'Don't hurt me.' Jiminy Cricket!

  5. George Bernard Shaw:

    Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.

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