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  1. The butterfat/milkfat part of milk which rises to the top; this part when separated from the remainder.
    Take 100 ml of cream and 50 grams of sugar…
    1. (standard of identity, US) The liquid separated from milk, possibly with certain other milk products added, and with at least eighteen percent of it milkfat.
    2. (standard of identity, UK) The liquid separated from milk containing at least 18 percent milkfat (48% for double cream).
  2. A yellowish white colour; the colour of cream.
  3. (informal) Frosting, custard, creamer or another substance similar to the oily part of milk or to whipped cream.
    • 2004, Joey Green, Joey Green's Incredible Country Store, Rodale, ISBN 1579548482, page 267:
      Originally the cream filling in Oreo cookies was made with pork lard.
  4. (figuratively) The best part of something.
    the cream of the crop;  the cream of a collection of books or pictures
    • Welcome, O flower and cream of knights errant.
  5. (medicine) A viscous aqueous oil/fat emulsion with a medicament added, used to apply that medicament to the skin. (compare with ointment)
    You look really sunburnt; you should apply some cream.
    • In vain she tries her paste and creams, / To smooth her skin or hide its seams.
  6. (vulgar, slang) Semen.
    • 2001, Darwin Porter, Hollywood’s Silent Closet: The Lusty Saga of America’s First Star F*#%er!![sic] (novel),[ ] Blood Moon Productions, Ltd., ISBN 0-9668030-2-7, page 155,
      He rode me for ten—or was it fifteen?—minutes before one final fuckthrust that filled me completely with his cream.
    • 2003, Dominique Adair, “Two Days, Three Nights” in Tied with a Bow, Ellora’s Cave Publishing, ISBN 1843607433, page 74,
      He tucked his cock into his pants before rubbing his cream into her breasts in slow, teasing strokes.
    • 2004, Art Wiederhold, Wild Flowers,[ ] iUniverse, ISBN 0595317898, page 158,
      When he did come, he spurted his cream all over the front of Rosalee’s T-shirt and neck.
  7. (obsolete) The chrism or consecrated oil used in anointing ceremonies.
    • a. 1472, Thomas Malory, “(please specify the chapter)”, in [Le Morte Darthur], (please specify the book number), [London: […] by William Caxton], published 31 July 1485, OCLC 71490786 ↗; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur […], London: Published by David Nutt, […], 1889, OCLC 890162034 ↗:
      , Book V:
      there shall never harlot have happe, by the helpe of Oure Lord, to kylle a crowned Kynge that with Creyme is anoynted.
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cream (not comparable)

  1. Cream-coloured; having a yellowish white colour.
  • French: crème
  • Portuguese: creme
  • Russian: кре́мовый
  • Spanish: crema, de color crema

cream (creams, present participle creaming; past and past participle creamed)

  1. To puree, to blend with a liquifying process.
    Cream the vegetables with the olive oil, flour, salt and water mixture.
  2. To turn a yellowish white colour; to give something the color of cream.
  3. (slang) To obliterate, to defeat decisively.
    We creamed the opposing team!
  4. (intransitive, vulgar, slang) To ejaculate (used of either gender).
    • 1971, Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, “Grease Lightnin’”, Grease
      Danny Zuko: You are supreme / The chicks’ll cream / For grease lightning.
  5. (transitive, vulgar, slang) To ejaculate in (clothing).
  6. (transitive, cooking) To rub, stir, or beat (butter) into a light creamy consistency.
  7. (transitive) To skim, or take off by skimming, as cream.
  8. (transitive, figurative) To take off the best or choicest part of.
  9. (transitive) To furnish with, or as if with, cream.
    • creaming the fragrant cups
  10. (intransitive) To gather or form cream.
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