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Meaning of CREEPING

Pronunciation:  kr'eeping

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a slow creeping mode of locomotion (on hands and knees or dragging the body); "a crawl was all that the injured man could manage"; "the traffic moved at a creep"
  2. [adj]  moving or progressing very slowly or laboriously especially by or as if by dragging the body along close to the ground; "a riverbank full of crawling crocodiles"; "a creeping tractor"
 

CREEPING is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: crawl, crawling, crawling, creep, moving
 
 See Also: locomotion, travel

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Creep"ing\, a.
1. Crawling, or moving close to the ground. ``Every creeping
   thing.'' --Gen. vi. 20.

2. Growing along, and clinging to, the ground, or to a wall,
   etc., by means of rootlets or tendrils.

         Casements lined with creeping herbs.  --Cowper.

{Ceeping crowfoot} (Bot.), a plant, the {Ranunculus repens}.


{Creeping snowberry}, an American plant ({Chiogenes
   hispidula}) with white berries and very small round leaves
   having the flavor of wintergreen.

 
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