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creek


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Creeks  \Creeks\  (kr[=e]ks),  n.  pl.;  sing.  {Creek}.  (Ethnol.) 
  A  tribe  or  confederacy  of  North  American  Indians,  including 
  the  Muskogees,  Seminoles,  Uchees,  and  other  subordinate 
  tribes.  They  formerly  inhabited  Georgia,  Florida,  and 
  Alabama. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Creek  \Creek\  (kr[=e]k),  n.  [AS.  crecca  akin  to  D.  kreek,  Icel. 
  kriki  crack,  nook;  cf  W.  crig  crack,  crigyll  ravine,  creek. 
  Cf  {Crick},  {Crook}.] 
  1.  A  small  inlet  or  bay,  narrower  and  extending  further  into 
  the  land  than  a  cove;  a  recess  in  the  shore  of  the  sea,  or 
  of  a  river. 
 
  Each  creek  and  cavern  of  the  dangerous  shore. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  They  discovered  a  certain  creek,  with  a  shore. 
  --Acts  xxvii. 
  39. 
 
  2.  A  stream  of  water  smaller  than  a  river  and  larger  than  a 
  brook. 
 
  Lesser  streams  and  rivulets  are  denominated  creeks. 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  3.  Any  turn  or  winding. 
 
  The  passages  of  alleys,  creeks,  and  narrow  lands. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  creek 
  n  1:  a  natural  stream  of  water  smaller  than  a  river  (and  often  a 
  tributary  of  a  river);  "the  creek  dried  up  every  summer" 
  [syn:  {brook}] 
  2:  any  member  of  the  Creek  Confederacy  of  Muskhogean  peoples 
  (especially  the  Muskogee)  formerly  living  in  Georgia  and 
  Alabama  but  now  chiefly  in  Oklahoma  [syn:  {Creek}] 




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