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If you want to relax, watch the clouds pass by if you're laying on the grass, or sit in front of the creek; just doing nothing and having those still moments is what really rejuvenates the body.
Miranda Kerr

Meaning of "creek" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CREEK

From Old Norse kriki nook; related to Middle Dutch krēke creek, inlet.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CREEK

creek  [kriːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CREEK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Creek is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CREEK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of creek in the English dictionary

The definition of creek in the dictionary is a narrow inlet or bay, esp of the sea. Other definition of creek is a small stream or tributary.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CREEK


bestreak
bɪˈstriːk
creak
kriːk
ecofreak
ˈiːkəʊˌfriːk
fenugreek
ˈfɛnjʊˌɡriːk
freak
friːk
Greek
ɡriːk
hairstreak
ˈhɛəˌstriːk
lapstreak
ˈlæpˌstriːk
perique
pəˈriːk
phreak
friːk
redstreak
ˈredˌstriːk
reek
riːk
Reg.
riːk
screak
skriːk
shriek
ʃriːk
speedfreak
ˈspiːdˌfriːk
streak
striːk
tughrik
ˈtuːˌɡriːk
tugrik
ˈtuːˌɡriːk
wreak
riːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CREEK

cree
creed
creedal
creeky
creel
creep
creep-feeding
creep-grazing
creepage
creeper
creepie
creepier
creepiest
creepily
creepiness
creeping
creeping bent grass
creeping Charlie
creeping Jennie
creeping Jesus

WORDS THAT END LIKE CREEK

Ancient Greek
Byzantine Greek
Cooper Creek
Cripple Creek
Dawson Creek
Greek meets Greek
Late Greek
Medieval Greek
Middle Greek
Modern Greek
peat reek
shit creek
up the creek

Synonyms and antonyms of creek in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CREEK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «creek» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of creek

Translation of «creek» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CREEK

Find out the translation of creek to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of creek from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «creek» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

小溪
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

arroyo
570 millions of speakers

English

creek
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्रीक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ручей
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

riacho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খাঁড়ি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

crique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sungai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bach
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

小川
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

크릭
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Creek
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vung
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிற்றோடை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खाडी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dere
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

torrente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Zatoczka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

струмок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pârâu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ρυάκι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spruitjie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bäck
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

creek
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of creek

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CREEK»

The term «creek» is very widely used and occupies the 4.677 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CREEK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about creek

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10 QUOTES WITH «CREEK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word creek.
1
Gabriel Basso
I got lost one time for a couple hours. It was pretty bad. I got lost in a creek, and I couldn't find my way back. The cops even had to come.
2
Ezra Cornell
The summer of 1830 I... blasted the tunnel through the rock to take water from the dam above the falls for the mill... In 1831 we lowered the tunnel four feet, and built a new dam across the creek.
3
Jim Fowler
I don't want to save a creek for the creek's sake, but what's in it for human beings.
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Jim Fowler
Preserving a river or a creek can bring a lot of revenue.
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Miranda Kerr
If you want to relax, watch the clouds pass by if you're laying on the grass, or sit in front of the creek; just doing nothing and having those still moments is what really rejuvenates the body.
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Scoot McNairy
'Stand By Me' was really great for me and my buddies; we'd all watch that together because that was us - we were down in the creek and hanging out every day and going on little adventures. I had about sixteen friends who are all about the same age as me and lived in a three-block radius. We spent our entire childhood down in that creek.
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Zebulon Pike
The village had a mill near it, situated on the little creek, which made very good flour. The population consisted of civilized Indians, but much mixed blood.
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Dan Rather
Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek.
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Blake Shelton
I didn't grow up playing video games. I grew up catching crawdads in the creek and minnows and lizards and snakes.
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Laura Ingalls Wilder
Mary and Carrie and baby Grace and Ma had all had scarlet fever. The Nelsons across the creek had had it too, so there had been no one to help Pa and Laura.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CREEK»

Discover the use of creek in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to creek and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Skeleton Creek #1
In a new, groundbreaking format, the story is broken into two parts -- Ryan's text in the book, and Sarah's videos on a special website, with links and passwords given throughout the book.
Patrick Carman, 2011
2
A Dictionary of Creek/Muskogee
Entries are given in both the traditional Creek spelling and a modern phonemic transcription. A Dictionary of Creek/Muskogee is the standard reference work for the Creek language.
Jack B. Martin, Margaret McKane Mauldin, 2004
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Skeleton Creek #3: Crossbones
Patrick Carman broke new ground for publishing with the first two Skeleton Creek stories, creating the most successful hybrid of text and web video yet.
Patrick Carman, 2011
4
Creek Religion and Medicine
Subjects covered in this book include Creek conceptions of the cosmos; religious stories; death and the afterlife; spiritual forces and beings; various rituals, including the Busk ceremony; prohibitions; the power and skills of different ...
John Reed Swanton, 1928
5
Cross Creek
The author relates her experiences on a seventy-two acre orange grove in a small Florida village that she called home for thirteen years
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, 1996
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On the Banks of Plum Creek
Laura and her family suffer many hardships their first winter on the Minnesota frontier.
Laura Ingalls Wilder, 2004
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Gap Creek: A Novel
"--Loyal Jones "Gap Creek is the work of a master. Robert Morgan knows every corner, every inch, of the way of life he portrays in this deeply affecting book.
Robert Morgan, 2012
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The Dead Man in Indian Creek
At the same time that Matt and Parker find the body of the dead man in the creek, they recognize George Evans, the owner of the antique shop where Parker's mother works.
Mary Downing Hahn, 2009
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek has continued to change people's lives for over thirty years.
Annie Dillard, 2011
10
Choteau Creek: A Sioux Reminiscence
This book is about the common, quiet people who never make the headlines or find their names in print. They are the backbone of the reservations, the ones who pass on the values that make Native American what they are.
Joseph Iron Eye Dudley, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CREEK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term creek is used in the context of the following news items.
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Missing Georgia woman found dead in Alabama creek
VALLEY, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a body found in an eastern Alabama creek is that of a missing Georgia woman. Alabama medical ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
2
Second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek could require $1b in …
A planned $2.7 billion airport at Badgerys Creek in western Sydney could require $1 billion of government subsidies or extra levies on airlines ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
3
Senator changes mind and says sorry to people of Tennant Creek
When the Tennant Creek weather radar was closed last week, Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, released a statement saying ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
4
School Board Votes to Save Davis Creek Elementary
(WSAZ) -- The Cabell County School board voted not to close Davis Creek Elementary School at Tuesday night's school board meeting. «WSAZ-TV, Jul 15»
5
Clear Creek rafting victim identified
The Clear Creek County Coroner's Office and Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office identified the victim and said the cause of death is still ... «9NEWS.com, Jul 15»
6
Body of woman found in Valley creek
Valley Police have confirmed the identity of the homicide victim found in a Valley creek. Valley authorities tell News 3 that the body found under ... «WRBL, Jul 15»
7
Busy Philipps and BFF Michelle Williams Star in Dawson's Creek
"Shu-ping knows what's up," Philipps applauded the contestant who knew "What is Dawson's Creek?" was the correct question. "I like how Alex ... «E! Online, Jul 15»
8
Alan Davies wants to bring back Jonathan Creek
Alan Davies has admitted a 'Jonathan Creek' comeback is possible following the success of three special episodes last year. «TV3.ie, Jul 15»
9
Coroner identifies man hit, killed in Fern Creek
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —The coroner has identified a man hit and killed while crossing Bardstown Road and Colonel Hancock Drive in Fern Creek ... «WLKY Louisville, Jul 15»
10
Viewer video: Roark Creek rises in Branson
Viewer Tina Holub caught this video of Roark Creek in Branson. Several streets have closed in the city because of high water. Up to five inches ... «KY3, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Creek [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/creek>. Jul 2019 ».
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