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

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    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. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Pulina Tharanga:

    She had asked me not to play cricket because she couldn't afford it.

  2. Sohaib Athar:

    Right now, it's a flat piece of land, kids are playing cricket there.

  3. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    A man's attraction towards a woman is propelled by his innate feelings, while a woman is more sort of involved in a mental game, an impossible preposition of sorts, its like playing soccer in a cricket ground!”

  4. New Zealand captain McCullum:

    It's been one hell of a ride for us, right the way through, we played some outstanding cricket and we ran into an outstanding Australian team today who continue to set the way in international cricket. Full credit to them, they're deserved champions, and Michael Clarke deserved to bow out a World Cup-winning champion.

  5. MS Dhoni:

    Winning the World Cup was very special because it meant so much to so many. One thing about our country that is constant is cricket. The smile it brought to people's faces was the thing I shall always remember. It reminded me, reminded all of us, of our importance to the lives of the Indian people less lucky than we are.

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