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English Dictionary: creek by the DICT Development Group
3 results for creek
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river); "the creek dried up every summer"
    Synonym(s): brook, creek
  2. any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee) formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now chiefly in Oklahoma
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Creek \Creek\ (kr[emac]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.
                     They discovered a certain creek, with a shore.
                                                                              --Acts xxvii.
      2. A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a
                     Lesser streams and rivulets are denominated creeks.
      3. Any turn or winding.
                     The passages of alleys, creeks, and narrow lands.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Creeks \Creeks\ (kr[emac]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
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