- 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.
- 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 of creamMiddle English creme ; from Old French craime, cresme, probably 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 remove, use, etc. (the best or most desirable items): usually with off
- 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 of the crop
- 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.
verbcreamed, cream·ing, creams
- To form cream.
- To form foam or froth at the top.
- Vulgar Slang a. To have an orgasm.b. To be excited or delighted about something.
- 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.
- Vulgar Slang To have an orgasm in (one's pants, for example).
Origin of creamMiddle English creme, from Old French craime, cresme, partly from Late Latin cramum (of Gaulish origin; akin to Welsh crawen, cramen, crust, and Middle Irish screm, film), and partly from Vulgar Latin *crisma, an anointing (from Latin chr&imacron;sma, from Greek khr&imacron;sma, unguent, from khr&imacron;ein, to anoint; see ghr&emacron;i- in Indo-European roots).
- The butterfat/milkfat part of milk which rises to the top; this part when separated from the remainder.
- Take 100 ml of cream and 50 grams of sugar …
- A yellowish white colour; the colour of cream.
- (informal) Frosting, custard, creamer, or another substance similar to the oily part of milk or to whipped cream.
- (figuratively) The best part of something.
- the cream of the crop
- the cream of a collection of books or pictures
- (medicine) A viscous aqueous oil/fat emulsion with a medicament added, used to apply that medicament to the skin. (compare with ointment)
- You look really sunburnt; you should apply some cream.
- (vulgar, slang) Semen.
- Cream-coloured; having a yellowish white colour.
(third-person singular simple present creams, present participle creaming, simple past and past participle creamed)
- To puree, to blend with a liquifying process.
- Cream the vegetables with the olive oil, flour, salt and water mixture.
- To turn a yellowish white colour; to give something the color of cream.
- (slang) To obliterate, to defeat decisively.
- We creamed the opposing team!
- (intransitive, vulgar, slang) To ejaculate (used of either gender).
- (vulgar, slang) To ejaculate in (clothing).
- (cooking) To rub, stir, or beat (butter) into a light creamy consistency.
- To skim, or take off by skimming, as cream.
- (figuratively) To take off the best or choicest part of.
- To furnish with, or as if with, cream.
From Middle English creime, creme, from Anglo-Norman creme, cresme (compare French crème), blend of Late Latin chrisma 'ointment' (from Ancient Greek χρῖσμα (chrisma) 'unguent'), and Late Latin crāmum 'skim', from Gaulish *crama (compare Welsh cramen 'scab, skin', Breton crammen), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)krama- (compare Middle Irish screm 'surface, skin', Dutch schram 'abrasion', Lithuanian kramas 'scurf'). Replaced Old English ream. Figurative sense of "most excellent element or part" appears from 1581. Verb meaning "to beat, thrash, wreck" is 1929, U.S. colloquial. The U.S. standard of identity is from 21 CFR 131.3(a).