Definition of Crease

1. Noun. An angular or rounded shape made by folding. "A bend of his elbow"

Exact synonyms: Bend, Crimp, Flexure, Fold, Plication
Specialized synonyms: Plait, Pleat, Kink, Twirl, Twist, Pucker, Ruck
Generic synonyms: Angular Shape, Angularity
Derivative terms: Bend, Bend, Crimp, Flex, Fold, Plicate



2. Verb. Make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in. "They crease the sheets"; "Crease the paper like this to make a crane"
Exact synonyms: Crinkle, Crisp, Ruckle, Scrunch, Scrunch Up, Wrinkle
Generic synonyms: Fold, Fold Up, Turn Up
Specialized synonyms: Cockle, Crumple, Knit, Pucker, Rumple, Pucker, Ruck, Ruck Up
Derivative terms: Crinkle, Wrinkle

3. Noun. A slight depression in the smoothness of a surface. "Ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"

4. Verb. Make wrinkled or creased. "Furrow one's brow"
Exact synonyms: Furrow, Wrinkle
Generic synonyms: Fold, Fold Up, Turn Up
Derivative terms: Furrow, Wrinkle

5. Noun. A Malayan dagger with a wavy blade.
Exact synonyms: Creese, Kris
Generic synonyms: Dagger, Sticker

6. Verb. Scrape gently. "Graze the skin"
Exact synonyms: Graze, Rake
Generic synonyms: Brush
Specialized synonyms: Shave
Derivative terms: Graze, Graze, Grazing

7. Verb. Become wrinkled or crumpled or creased. "These fabrics crease easily"; "This fabric won't wrinkle"
Exact synonyms: Crinkle, Crumple, Rumple, Wrinkle
Generic synonyms: Fold, Fold Up
Derivative terms: Crinkle, Wrinkle

Definition of Crease

1. n. See Creese.

2. n. A line or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced.

3. v. t. To make a crease or mark in, as by folding or doubling.

4. n. 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.

Definition of Crease

1. Noun. A line or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced. ¹

2. Noun. (cricket) One of the white lines drawn on the pitch to show different areas of play; especially the popping crease, but also the bowling crease and the return crease. ¹

3. Noun. (lacrosse) The circle around the goal, where no offensive players can go. ¹

4. Noun. (ice hockey) The goal crease; an area in front of each goal, surrounded by thin red lines and filled in with light blue. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To make a crease in; to wrinkle. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To lightly bloody; to graze. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crease

1. to make a fold or winkle in [v CREASED, CREASING, CREASES]

Medical Definition of Crease

1. A line or linear depression as produced by a fold. See: fold, groove, line. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crease

creamlike
creamometer
creampies
creampuff
creampuffs
creams
creamsicle
creamsicles
creamware
creamwares
creamy
creance
creances
creant
crease (current term)
crease-resistant
crease wound
creased
creaseless
creaseproof
creaseproofed
creaseproofing
creaseproofs
creaser
creasers
creases
creaseyite
creashak
creasier

Literary usage of Crease

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1. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen, Marcus Beck (1884)
"It must commence at the crease opposite the joint, and finish at the corresponding point on the other side, the Surgeon cutting from his left to his right ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"... briefly indicated in the Educational /Л /•/>»•, 1893, V., 61. crease in the diameter of the block due to the contrast with the constant length. ..."

3. Myers Arithmetic: Grammar School by George William Myers (1907)
"crease a line and stick the point i: of a piii through the crease at A and at B, AB is the line to be bisected. jyj Fold the paper over and bring the pin ..."

4. The Mechanics' Magazine (1856)
"The crease a, is made of rolled malleable iron made to fit the rebate, ... The crease, a, is then formed into a hoop, and when it is hot is fitted on to the ..."

5. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1868)
"... ""OOPS ot tne public stores in the city of New York an accumulation Assistant crease of importation, or from any other cause, there shall be found upon ..."

6. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"crease—contd, 1851 In hunters' parlance, I had only " creased " the stag.— John S. Springer, ' Forest Life,' p. 127 (NY). Creek. (Pronounced Crick. ..."

7. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen, Marcus Beck (1884)
"It must commence at the crease opposite the joint, and finish at the corresponding point on the other side, the Surgeon cutting from his left to his right ..."

8. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"... briefly indicated in the Educational /Л /•/>»•, 1893, V., 61. crease in the diameter of the block due to the contrast with the constant length. ..."

9. Myers Arithmetic: Grammar School by George William Myers (1907)
"crease a line and stick the point i: of a piii through the crease at A and at B, AB is the line to be bisected. jyj Fold the paper over and bring the pin ..."

10. The Mechanics' Magazine (1856)
"The crease a, is made of rolled malleable iron made to fit the rebate, ... The crease, a, is then formed into a hoop, and when it is hot is fitted on to the ..."

11. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1868)
"... ""OOPS ot tne public stores in the city of New York an accumulation Assistant crease of importation, or from any other cause, there shall be found upon ..."

12. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"crease—contd, 1851 In hunters' parlance, I had only " creased " the stag.— John S. Springer, ' Forest Life,' p. 127 (NY). Creek. (Pronounced Crick. ..."

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