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

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

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

  2. Cricketnoun

    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. 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

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

  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

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

  5. Cricketverb

    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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  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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  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. Executive James Sutherland:

    Our thanks go to Channel Nine, who for more than 40 years has broadcast international cricket at a world-renowned standard – and in so doing has done more to promote our sport than any organisation in Australian cricket history.

  2. Sachin Tendulkar:

    But eventually it is a game of 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. 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.

  5. Wasim Khan:

    From the day that I arrived, I made it clear that women's cricket had been massively undervalued within Pakistan, we have to obviously plan accordingly for all the areas of investments within our game. Certainly there are no plans to back down on the pledges that I made when I first arrived 14 months ago.

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