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Webster 1913 Edition


Crease

Crease

(krēs)
,
Noun.
See
Creese
.
Tennyson.

Crease

,
Noun.
[Cf. LG.
krus
, G.
krause
, crispness,
krausen
,
kräusen
, to crisp, curl, lay on folds; or perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Armor.
kriz
a wrinkle, crease,
kriza
to wrinkle, fold, W.
crych
a wrinkle,
crychu
to rumple, ripple, crease.]
1.
A line or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced.
2.
(Cricket)
One of the lines serving to define the limits of the bowler and the striker.
Bowling crease
(Cricket)
,
a line extending three feet four inches on each side of the central strings at right angles to the line between the wickets.
Return crease
(Cricket)
,
a short line at each end of the bowling crease and at right angles to it, extending toward the bowler.
Popping crease
(Cricket)
,
, a line drawn in front of the wicket, four feet distant from it, parallel to the bowling crease and at least as long as the latter.
J. H. Walsh (Encyc. of Rural Sports).

Crease

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Creased
(kr?st)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Creasing
.]
To make a crease or mark in, as by folding or doubling.
Creased
, like dog’s ears in a folio.
Gray.

Webster 1828 Edition


Crease

CREASE

,
Noun.
A line or mark made by folding or doubling any thing; a hollow streak, like a groove.

CREASE

,
Verb.
T.
To make a crease or mark in a thing by folding or doubling.

Definition 2022


crease

crease

English

Noun

crease (plural creases)

  1. A line or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced.
    His pants had a nice sharp crease.
    His shirt was brand new with visible creases from its store fold.
  2. (cricket) One of the white lines drawn on the pitch to show different areas of play; especially the popping crease, but also the bowling crease and the return crease.
  3. (lacrosse) The circle around the goal, where no offensive players can go.
  4. (ice hockey, handball) The goal crease; an area in front of each goal.
Synonyms
  1. (handball: goal crease): zone
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See also

Verb

crease (third-person singular simple present creases, present participle creasing, simple past and past participle creased)

  1. (transitive) To make a crease in; to wrinkle.
  2. (transitive) To lightly bloody; to graze.
    The bullet just creased his shoulder.
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

crease (plural creases)

  1. Archaic form of kris.
    • Tennyson
      the cursed Malayan crease, and battle-clubs / From the isles of palm

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Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [kreˈase]

Verb

crease

  1. third-person singular pluperfect form of crea.

Spanish

Verb

crease

  1. First-person singular (yo) imperfect subjunctive form of crear.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperfect subjunctive form of crear.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) imperfect subjunctive form of crear.

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