creek definition

  • noun:
    • a little flow, frequently a shallow or periodic tributary to a river. Also known as regionally part, brook1, kill2, run.
    • A channel or stream running right through a salt marsh: tidal creeks teeming with shore wildlife.
    • Chiefly British A small inlet in a shoreline, expanding farther inland than a cove.
    • A small inlet or bay, narrower and expanding further in to the land than a cove; a recess into the coast of this water, or of a river.
    • A stream of liquid smaller than a river and larger than a brook.
    • Any turn or winding.
    • A small inlet or bay, narrower and extending further into the land than a cove; a recess when you look at the coast associated with ocean, or of a river.
    • A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook.
    • Any change or winding.
    • A small inlet, bay, or cove; a recess in the shore regarding the sea or of a river, or of every significant body of liquid.
    • A small stream; a brook; a rivulet. See crick.
    • A turn or winding.
    • ergo A device; an artifice; a trick.
    • a little seaboard city of inadequate value to have a customs-station of their own.
    • An obsolete spelling of creak.
    • any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee) previously located in Georgia and Alabama nevertheless now chiefly in Oklahoma
    • an all-natural stream of water smaller compared to a river (and often a tributary of a river)
  • idiom:
    • up the creek (without a paddle) Informal In a challenging, unfortunate, or inextricable place.
  • others:
    • To twist and wind; form a creek.

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