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crease


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crease  \Crease\,  n.  (Lacrosse) 
  The  combination  of  four  lines  forming  a  rectangle  inclosing 
  either  goal,  or  the  inclosed  space  itself  within  which  no 
  attacking  player  is  allowed  unless  the  ball  is  there  -- 
  called  also  {goal  crease}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Creese  \Creese\  (kr[=e]s),  n.  [Malay.  kris.] 
  A  dagger  or  short  sword  used  by  the  Malays,  commonly  having  a 
  serpentine  blade.  [Written  also  {crease}  and  {kris}.] 
 
  From  a  Malayan  creese  to  a  sailor's  jackknife.  --Julian 
  Hawthorne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crease  \Crease\  (kr[=e]s),  n. 
  See  {Creese}.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crease  \Crease\,  n.  [Cf.  LG  krus,  G.  krause  crispness, 
  krausen  kr[aum]usen,  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). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crease  \Crease\,  v.  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crease 
  n  1:  an  angular  shape  made  by  folding  [syn:  {fold},  {plication}, 
  {flexure},  {crimp},  {bend}] 
  2:  a  slight  depression  in  the  smoothness  of  a  surface;  "His 
  face  has  many  wrinkles"  [syn:  {wrinkle},  {furrow},  {crinkle}, 
  {seam},  {line}] 
  v  1:  make  wrinkles  or  creases  into  a  smooth  surface;  "The  dress 
  got  wrinkled"  [syn:  {wrinkle},  {ruckle},  {crinkle},  {scrunch}, 
  {scrunch  up},  {crisp}] 
  2:  make  wrinkled  or  creased;  "furrow  one's  brow"  [syn:  {furrow}, 
  {wrinkle}] 
  3:  scrape  gently  [syn:  {graze},  {rake}] 
  4:  become  wrinkled  or  crumpled  or  creased;  "This  fabric  won't 
  wrinkle"  [syn:  {rumple},  {crumple},  {wrinkle},  {crinkle}] 




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