leaping insect; male makes chirping noises by rubbing the forewings together
a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs
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
a low stool
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
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
to play at cricket
Origin: [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
krik′et, n. a saltatory, orthopterous insect, allied to grasshoppers and locusts. [O. Fr. criquet; cf. Dut. krekel, Ger. kreckel.]
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.]
krik′et, n. (Scot.) a low stool.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'cricket' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3063
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'cricket' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3584
Rank popularity for the word 'cricket' in Nouns Frequency: #1289
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How to say cricket in sign language?
The numerical value of cricket in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of cricket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of cricket in a Sentence
But eventually it is a game of cricket.
Conveyed my best wishes for the Cricket World Cup.
We are seeing good adoption and streaming for cricket in India.
Many people play cricket here but we have no grounds in Athens.
Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.
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