creek
Pronunciation
  • (RP) enPR: krēk IPA: /kɹiːk/
  • (America) IPA: /kɹik/, /kɹɪk/
Noun

creek (plural creeks)

  1. (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.
  2. (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US) A stream of water (often freshwater) smaller than a river and larger than a brook.
  3. Any turn or winding.
Synonyms
  • 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)
Translations Translations
Creek
Noun

creek (plural creeks)

  1. One of a Native American tribe from the Southeastern United States, also known as the Muscogee.
Translations
  • German: Krik, Krik-Indianer
Proper noun
  1. The Muskogean language of the Creek tribe.
  2. Surname
Translations
  • French: creek
  • Russian: крикский
Adjective

creek (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Creek tribe.
    The chieftain was well versed in Creek history.



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