Definition of Cricket

1. Noun. Leaping insect; male makes chirping noises by rubbing the forewings together.

2. Verb. Play cricket.
Generic synonyms: Play
Derivative terms: Cricketer

3. Noun. A game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs.
Examples of category: Bowling, Hat Trick, Cricket Equipment, Stump, Duck, Duck's Egg, Over, Maiden, Maiden Over, Snick, Bowl, Round-arm
Terms within: Snick, Innings
Generic synonyms: Field Game

Definition of Cricket

1. n. 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.

2. n. A low stool.

3. v. i. To play at cricket.

Definition of Cricket

1. Noun. An insect in the order Orthoptera that makes a chirping sound by rubbing its wing casings against combs on its hind legs. ¹

2. Noun. A wooden footstool. ¹

3. Noun. A signalling device used by soldiers in hostile territory to identify themselves to a friendly in low visibility conditions ¹

4. Noun. A relatively small area of a roof constructed to divert water from a horizontal intersection of the roof with a chimney, wall, expansion joint or other projection. ¹

5. Noun. (US slang in the plural) Absolute silence; no communication. See crickets. ¹

6. Noun. (sports) A game played outdoors with bats and a ball between two teams of eleven, popular in England and many Commonwealth countries. ¹

7. Noun. (chiefly British) An act that is fair and sportsmanlike, derived from the sport. ¹

8. Verb. (rare intransitive) To play the game of cricket. ¹

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Definition of Cricket

1. to play cricket (a ball game) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cricket

cribrous lamina
cricket (current term)
cricket-bat willow
cricket ball
cricket bat
cricket bats
cricket equipment
cricket field
cricket fields
cricket frog
cricket ground
cricket grounds
cricket match
cricket pitch
cricket pitches

Literary usage of Cricket

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

1. Sport: Attempt at a Bibliography of Books and Periodicals Published During C. M. van Stockum by C. M. van Stockum (1914)
"3 d. mi Australian cricket Annual ia complete record for 1893/90 and 1886/97. ... Id 1891 cricket Who's who: the cricket blue book, since 1909. 8«. ..."

2. Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the Library of the British Museum George Knottesford Fortescue by George Knottesford Fortescue (1902)
"RH) Giante of the Game : reminiscences of the stars of cricket from Duft to the ... Grange cricket club. Reminiscences of the Grange cricket Club. pp. 114. ..."

3. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1904)
"Edited by EF Benson and Eustace Miles. London : Hurst and Blackett, 1903. 3. Surrey cricket. Edited by Lord Alverstone and CW Alcock. ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1907)
"441 the text of the next discovered newspaper reference to a cricket match ... Kent matches {" On Wednesday last [19 August] a Match at cricket was played ..."

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