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Some people see life as a game of chess, while others prefer to see it as a game of cricket; but the longer I live, the more I think of it as a game of Consequences.
Craig Brown

Meaning of "cricket" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CRICKET

From Old French criquet, from criquer to creak, of imitative origin.
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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 CRICKET

cricket  [ˈkrɪkɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRICKET

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cricket 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 CRICKET MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cricket

Cricket

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players each on a field at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. Each team takes its turn to bat, attempting to score runs, while the other team fields. Each turn is known as an innings. The bowler delivers the ball to the batsman who attempts to hit the ball with his bat away from the fielders so he can run to the other end of the pitch without getting run out. Each batsman continues batting until he is out. The batting team continues batting until ten batsmen are out or specified number of overs have been bowled, at which point the teams switch roles and the fielding team comes in to bat. In professional cricket the length of a game ranges from 20 overs of six bowling deliveries per side to Test cricket played over five days. The Laws of Cricket are maintained by the International Cricket Council and the Marylebone Cricket Club with additional Standard Playing Conditions for Test matches and One Day Internationals. Cricket was first played in southern England in the 16th century. By the end of the 18th century, it had developed to be the national sport of England.

Definition of cricket in the English dictionary

The definition of cricket in the dictionary is any insect of the orthopterous family Gryllidae, having long antennae and, in the males, the ability to produce a chirping sound by rubbing together the leathery forewings. Other definition of cricket is any of various related insects, such as the mole cricket.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRICKET


affricate
ˈæfrɪkɪt
aluminosilicate
əˌluːmɪnəʊˈsɪlɪkɪt
borosilicate
ˌbɔːrəʊˈsɪlɪkɪt
certificate
səˈtɪfɪkɪt
delicate
ˈdɛlɪkɪt
disintricate
dɪsˈɪntrɪkɪt
duplicate
ˈdjuːplɪkɪt
fecit
ˈfeɪkɪt
imbricate
ˈɪmbrɪkɪt
indelicate
ɪnˈdɛlɪkɪt
intricate
ˈɪntrɪkɪt
picket
ˈpɪkɪt
picquet
ˈpɪkɪt
pricket
ˈprɪkɪt
silicate
ˈsɪlɪkɪt
syndicate
ˈsɪndɪkɪt
thicket
ˈθɪkɪt
ticket
ˈtɪkɪt
triplicate
ˈtrɪplɪkɪt
wicket
ˈwɪkɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRICKET

cribellum
cribrate
cribration
cribriform
cribrose
cribrous
cribwork
cricetid
Crichton
crick
cricket ball
cricket bat
cricketer
cricketing
cricoid
cried
crier
cries
crikey
crim

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRICKET

air ticket
big-ticket
county cricket
day return ticket
dream ticket
entrance ticket
meal ticket
not cricket
on a sticky wicket
one-way ticket
open ticket
parking ticket
plane ticket
pocket
price ticket
round-trip ticket
season ticket
snicket
speeding ticket
sticky wicket
test cricket

Synonyms and antonyms of cricket in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «cricket» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRICKET

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

Translator English - Chinese

板球
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cricket
570 millions of speakers

English

cricket
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्रिकेट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لُعْبَة الكريكيت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

крикет
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

críquete
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্রিকেট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cricket
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kriket
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Cricket
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クリケット
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

크리켓
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jangkrik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

môn crickê
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிரிக்கெட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्रिकेट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kriket
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cricket
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krykiet
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

крикет
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

crichet
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κρίκετ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

krieket
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kricket
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

cricket
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cricket

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRICKET»

The term «cricket» is very widely used and occupies the 6.252 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRICKET» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «cricket» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «cricket» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «CRICKET»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cricket.
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Nita Ambani
Well, all cricket invites attention.
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Richie Benaud
A cricket ground is a flat piece of earth with some buildings around it.
3
Sarah Bernhardt
I do love cricket - it's so very English.
4
Harsha Bhogle
For its health, cricket needs to look outward to the sharpest minds, to people who sustain and nurture brands and often take hard but necessary decisions. cricket cannot be bound by cricketing minds alone.
5
Ian Botham
Soccer and cricket were my main sports growing up. I had trials as a soccer player with a few clubs interested, Crystal Palace being one, but it was cricket which became my chosen profession.
6
Ian Botham
I think we are going to see exciting cricket all the way. We are watching the two best teams in the world-and I think England will eventually go on to pip Australia by a single Test.
7
Cyrus Broacha
Every night, I say goodnight to the kids like Rajesh Khanna, muah muah, two kisses, say goodnight to my wife, and every night, I'd go to the recreation room and watch cricket with two old men.
8
Cyrus Broacha
As a test cricket lover, and as a cricket lover, I like all forms of the game.
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Craig Brown
Some people see life as a game of chess, while others prefer to see it as a game of cricket; but the longer I live, the more I think of it as a game of Consequences.
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Bill Bryson
I understand cricket - what's going on, the scoring - but I can't understand why.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRICKET»

Discover the use of cricket in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cricket and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cricket
The book includes: Playing the game: how to play cricket, the rules, positions on the pitch, how to score The laws of the game: from scoring to umpiring Equipment and pitch: how to choose a bat, positioning of fielders, the wicket The ...
England and Wales Cricket Board, 2009
2
Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy: A Journey to the Heart of ...
Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy is a story featuring politicians, governing bodies, illegal bookmakers and powerless players - as well as corruption, intimidation and even suicide.
Ed Hawkins, 2012
3
Cricket
Explores different sports: how and where they're played, the equipment and kit needed and how to get involved.
Clive Gifford, 2009
4
Cricket For Dummies
This book has been updated for the Ashes 2009, featuring revised information on new players, the Indian premier league, Stanford 20:20 and the latest coverage of past and future competitions.
Julian Knight, 2011
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Quick as a cricket
A young boy describes himself as "loud as a lion," "quiet as a clam," "tough as a rhino," and "gentle as a lamb."
Audrey Wood, 2000
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Bob Woolmer's Art and Science of Cricket
Much more than a coaching manual, this book reflects Bob Woolmer’s passion for constant innovation and questioning – his dedication to the art and science of cricket.
Bob Woolmer, Tim Noakes, Helen Moffett, 2009
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Cricket
With everything there is to know about cricket starting with its history, through its rules, cricketing legends, statistics and greatest sporting injuries, the book will appeal to both active cricket fans and passive observers alike.
Liam McCann, 2007
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The Cricket War
The Cricket War, now published with a new introduction and afterword, is the definitive account of the split that changed the game on the field and on the screen.
Gideon Haigh, 2007
9
Cricket
Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
T. Collings, 2008
10
The Cricket on the Hearth
In this tale the Peerybingle and Plummer families find themselves at odds with crotchety toymaker Mr. Tackleton, who hates children as much as he hates making toys.
Charles Dickens, 1846

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRICKET»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cricket is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Ashes LIVE 2015: England vs Australia cricket score from Day 1 …
The cricket began 15 minutes late because of a stubborn determination to fit in anthems and (underwhelming) fireworks. And when it did start, ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
West Yorkshire businessman breaks boundaries in cricket
He has worked for the Yorkshire Cricket Academy as a part-time coach and his previous clubs include Wibsey Park Chapel, now Great Horton ... «Yorkshire Post, Jul 15»
3
County cricket – live!
WICKET! Nightwatchman James Harris has finally gone for 44, although he gestured angrily with his bat in the direction of umpire Martin ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
Ashes winner Geraint Jones announces his retirement
Ashes winner Geraint Jones has announced that he will retire from cricket at the end of the season. The 38-year-old has also relinquished the ... «SkySports, Jul 15»
5
Ashes opening ceremony mocked by cricket fans
There was a time - and not so long ago, either - when Ashes series would be preceded by little more than a polite handshake and an umpire ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
6
Derby College links up with cricket bosses to launch academies in …
DERBY College has linked up with cricket bosses to launch two academies that will prepare students for careers in sport and hospitality. «Derby Telegraph, Jul 15»
7
Kipling's cricket club in Cornwall at risk of being hit for six
An historic cricket club with links to Rudyard Kipling and WG Grace has issued an urgent plea at the start of the Ashes - to save it from closure. «Plymouth Herald, Jul 15»
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England cricket legend Alec Stewart clean bowled - by a kid, outside …
In cricket terms, Alec Stewart is an English legend. Sadly, if this video is anything to go by, being a top English cricketer doesn't mean much any ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
County cricket – as it happened
So we have lost the other Dick, the clever one, after Leicestershire were defeated in the equivalent of five and a half sessions of cricket. Back to ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
10
Ashes travel chaos as planned First Great Western strike hits Cardiff …
Thousands of cricket fans are set to be affected by the planned rail strikes over the next two days. If late talks to avert the action fail thousands of ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Cricket [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cricket>. Oct 2019 ».
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