creek (plural creeks)
- (British) A small inlet or bay, often saltwater, narrower and extending farther into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river; the inner part of a port that is used as a dock for small boats.
- (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US) A stream of water (often freshwater) smaller than a river and larger than a brook.
- Any turn or winding.
- beck, brook#Etymology_2, burn#Etymology_2, stream
- (regional US terms:) run#Noun (Ohio), brook (New England), branch (Southern US), bayou (Louisiana and Southeastern Texas)
- French: ruisseau
- German: Bach
- Italian: ruscello, rivo
- Portuguese: riacho
- Russian: руче́й
- Spanish: arroyo, riachuelo
creek (plural creeks)Translations
- German: Krik, Krik-Indianer
- French: creek
- Russian: крикский
creek (not comparable)
- Of or pertaining to the Creek tribe.
- The chieftain was well versed in Creek history.