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Webster 1913 Edition


Cricket

Crick′et

(kr?k′?t)
,
Noun.
[OE.
criket
, OF.
crequet
,
criquet
; prob. of German origin, and akin to E.
creak
; cf. D.
kriek
a cricket. See
Creak
.]
(Zool.)
An orthopterous insect of the genus
Gryllus
, and allied genera. The males make chirping, musical notes by rubbing together the basal parts of the veins of the front wings.
☞ The common European cricket is
Gryllus domesticus
; the common large black crickets of America are
Gryllus niger
,
Gryllus neglectus
, and others.
Balm cricket
.
See under
Balm
.
Cricket bird
,
a small European bird (
Silvia locustella
); – called also
grasshopper warbler
.
Cricket frog
,
a small American tree frog (
Acris gryllus
); – so called from its chirping.

Crick′et

,
Noun.
[AS.
cricc
,
crycc
, crooked staff, crutch. Perh. first used in sense 1, a stool probably having been first used as a wicket. See
Crutch
.]
1.
A low stool.
2.
A game much played in England, and sometimes in America, with a ball, bats, and wickets, the players being arranged in two contesting parties or sides.
3.
(Arch.)
A small false roof, or the raising of a portion of a roof, so as to throw off water from behind an obstacle, such as a chimney.

Crick′et

,
Verb.
I.
To play at cricket.
Tennyson.

Webster 1828 Edition


Cricket

CRICKET

,
Noun.
An insect of the genus Gryllus, belonging to the order of Hemipters. There are several species, so named probably on account of their creaking or chirping voice.
The cricket chirping in the hearth.

CRICKET

,
Noun.
1.
A play or exercise with bats and ball.
2.
A low stool.

Definition 2022


Cricket

Cricket

See also: cricket

German

Noun

Cricket n (genitive Crickets, no plural)

  1. (sports) cricket

Declension


Luxembourgish

Noun

Cricket m (uncountable)

  1. cricket (sport)

cricket

cricket

See also: Cricket

English

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Noun

cricket (plural crickets)

  1. An insect in the order Orthoptera, especially family Gryllidae, that makes a chirping sound by rubbing its wing casings against combs on its hind legs.
    1. (US, slang, humorous, in the plural) In the form crickets: absolute silence; no communication.
  2. A wooden footstool.
  3. A signalling device used by soldiers in hostile territory to identify themselves to a friendly in low visibility conditions.
  4. A relatively small area of a roof constructed to divert water from a horizontal intersection of the roof with a chimney, wall, expansion joint or other projection.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

Perhaps from a Flemish dialect of Dutch met 'with' de 'the' krik ketsen 'to ricochet', i.e. "to chase a ball with a crook".

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Noun

cricket (uncountable)

  1. (sports) A game played outdoors with bats and a ball between two teams of eleven, popular in England and many Commonwealth countries.
  2. (chiefly Britain) An act that is fair and sportsmanlike, derived from the sport.
    That player's foul wasn't cricket!
Usage notes

The sense "An act that is fair and sportsmanlike" is always used in negative constructions and is not restricted to sports usage.

  • (An act that is unfair or unsportsmanlike): not cricket
Translations
See also
  • Appendix:Glossary of cricket

Verb

cricket (third-person singular simple present crickets, present participle cricketing, simple past and past participle cricketed)

  1. (rare, intransitive) To play the game of cricket.
    • 1891 May 27, "A Cricketer in Low Circumstances", The Evening News (Sydney); cited in "What do we know about the first Test cricketer?", ESPNcricinfo, 7 August 2016
      Judge: Your family is in destitute circumstances. How do you get your living?
      Bannerman: By cricketing, your Worship.
Translations

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: cric‧ket

Etymology

Borrowing from English cricket

Noun

cricket n (uncountable)

  1. cricket (sport)

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kʁi.kɛt/

Noun

cricket m (uncountable)

  1. cricket (sport)

Italian

Noun

cricket m

  1. cricket (sport)

Swedish

Alternative forms

  • kricket (less common)

Noun

cricket c (uncountable)

  1. cricket (sport)

Declension

Derived terms