- The definition of cream is containing, made of or resembling the color of the oily, yellowish part of milk.
An example of cream used as an adjective is in the phrase "cream soup," which means a soup made, in part, from the oily, yellowish part of milk.
- Cream is defined as the oily, yellowish part of milk, or something made from this substance.
- An example of cream is a dollop of whipped white topping on an ice cream sundae; whipped cream.
- An example of cream is a moisturizer in a jar.
- Cream means to form into a foamy consistency, or to add the oily part of milk to a recipe, or is slang for defeating or beating with great force.
- An example of cream is to whip liquid into whipped topping.
- An example of cream is to add this substance to a sauce.
- An example of cream is to win a baseball game with the score of 10-0.
cream definition by Webster's New World
- the oily, yellowish part of milk, which rises to the top and which may be separated: commercial cream contains 18% or more butterfat
- any of various foods or confections made of cream or having a creamy consistency: ice cream
- a cosmetic or emulsion with a creamy consistency
- the best or finest part
- the color of cream; yellowish white
Origin: Middle English creme ; from Old French craime, cresme, probably a blend of Ecclesiastical Late Latin chrisma (see chrism) and amp; Vulgar Latin crama ; from Celtic base (as in Breton crammen, skin, surface), ultimately ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)ker-, to cut from source Classical Latin corium, hide
- containing cream; made of cream
- having the consistency of cream; creamy
- to form into cream or a foamy substance
- to form cream or a creamy foam on top
- to remove the cream from
- to remove, use, etc. the best part of
- to add cream to
- to cook with cream or a cream sauce
- to beat into a creamy consistency; make into a creamy mixture
- to let (milk) form cream
- to separate as cream
- ☆ Slang
- to beat, thrash, or defeat soundly
- to hurt, damage, etc., as by striking with great force
cream definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The yellowish fatty component of unhomogenized milk that tends to accumulate at the surface.b. Any of various substances resembling or containing cream: hand cream.
- A pale yellow to yellowish white.
- The choicest part: the cream of the crop.
- To form cream.
- To form foam or froth at the top.
- To remove the cream from; skim.
- a. To take or remove (the best part): creamed off the highest-paying jobs for her cronies.b. To take the best part from: creamed the whole department to form his management team.
- To beat into a creamy consistency.
- To prepare or cook in or with a cream sauce.
- To add cream to.
- Slang a. To defeat overwhelmingly: creamed our rival on their home court.b. To damage severely; destroy: My camera got creamed when I dropped it.
Origin: Middle English creme, from Old French craime (from Late Latin crāmum, of Celtic origin) and from Old French cresme (from Latin chrīsma, an anointing, from Greek khrīsma, unguent, from khrīein, to anoint; see ghrēi- in Indo-European roots).
- cream adjective
cream - Medical Definition
- The yellowish fatty component of unhomogenized milk that tends to accumulate at the surface.
- A pharmaceutical preparation consisting of a semisolid emulsion of either the oil-in-water or the water-in-oil type, ordinarily intended for topical use.
cream - Phrases/Idioms
cream of the crop