Definition of Creeping

1. Noun. A slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body. "The traffic moved at a creep"

Exact synonyms: Crawl, Crawling, Creep
Generic synonyms: Locomotion, Travel
Derivative terms: Crawl, Crawl, Creep, Creep



Definition of Creeping

1. a. Crawling, or moving close to the ground.

Definition of Creeping

1. Verb. (present participle of creep) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Creeping

1. creep [v] - See also: creep

Lexicographical Neighbors of Creeping

creepers
creepeth
creephole
creepholes
creepie
creepier
creepies
creepiest
creepified
creepifies
creepify
creepifying
creepily
creepiness
creepinesses
creeping (current term)
creeping Charlie
creeping Jenny
creeping St John's wort
creeping bellflower
creeping bent
creeping bugle
creeping crowfoot
creeping elegance
creeping eruption
creeping fern
creeping juniper

Literary usage of Creeping

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An American Anthology, 1787-1900: Selections Illustrating the Editor's by Edmund Clarence Stedman (1900)
"Cheering the sick at heart Toiling his busy part, — Silently creeping, ... Here I come creeping, creeping every- , where ; Yon cannot see me coming, ..."

2. A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets by William Cullen Bryant (1874)
"HERE I come creeping, creeping everywhere ; By the dusty roadside, ... Here I come creeping, smiling everywhere ; All round the open door, Where sit the ..."

3. The Household Book of Poetry (1879)
"H«rt I come creeping, smiling every where ; All round the open door, ... Sere I come creeping, creeping every where ; h the noisy city street My pleasant ..."

4. A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets by William Cullen Bryant (1872)
"HEBE I come creeping, creeping everywhere ; By the dusty roadside, ... Here I come creeping, smiling everywhere ; All round the open door, Where sit the ..."

5. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1904)
"This Society is not responsible, as a body, for the facts and opinions advanced In any of its publications. SOME NOTES ON THE creeping OF RAILS. Discussion. ..."

6. The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American by Charlotte Fiske Bates (1910)
"Here I come creeping, creeping everywhere ; In the noisy city street, My pleasant face you'll meet, Cheering the sick at heart Toiling his busy part ..."

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