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Meaning of CRICKET

Pronunciation:  'krikit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs
  2. [n]  leaping insect; male makes chirping noises by rubbing the forewings together
  3. [v]  play cricket

CRICKET is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: Acheta assimilis, Acheta domestica, European house cricket, family Gryllidae, field cricket, field game, Gryllidae, innings, mole cricket, orthopteran, orthopteron, orthopterous insect, play, snick, tree cricket



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Crick"et\ (kr?k"?t), n. [OE. criket, OF. crequet,
    criquet; prob. of German origin, and akin to E. creak; cf. D.
    kriek a cricket. See {Creak}.] (Zo["o]l.)
    An orthopterous insect of the genus {Gryllus}, and allied
    genera. The males make chirping, musical notes by rubbing
    together the basal parts of the veins of the front wings.
    Note: The common European cricket is {Gryllus domesticus};
          the common large black crickets of America are {G.
          niger}, {G. neglectus}, and others.
    {Balm cricket}. See under {Balm}.
    {Cricket bird}, a small European bird ({Silvia locustella});
       -- called also {grasshopper warbler}.
    {Cricket frog}, a small American tree frog ({Acris gryllus});
       -- so called from its chirping.
  2. \Crick"et\, n. [AS. cricc, crycc, crooked staff, crutch.
    Perh. first used in sense 1, a stool prob. having been first
    used as a wicket. See {Crutch}.]
    1. A low stool.
    2. A game much played in England, and sometimes in America,
       with a ball, bats, and wickets, the players being arranged
       in two contesting parties or sides.
    3. (Arch.) A small false roof, or the raising of a portion of
       a roof, so as to throw off water from behind an obstacle,
       such as a chimney.
  3. \Crick"et\, v. i.
    To play at cricket. --Tennyson.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing crickets in your dream, represents introspection. You are seeking guidance. Hearing crickets in your dream, suggests that you are letting minor things bother you.
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