A creek running through a valley.
- The definition of Creek are Native American people living in parts of Florida and Oklahoma.
An example of Creek is a member of the Muscogean Nation.
- The definition of a creek is a shallow stream of water.
An example of a creek is a stream of water flowing down a mountain and into a river.
- Now Chiefly Brit. a narrow inlet or bay
- ⌂ a small stream, somewhat larger than a brook
- Obs. a narrow or winding passage
Origin of creekMiddle English (rare) creke (from source mod. pronunciation kr?k), Middle English (common) crike (from source pronunciation krik) ; from Old Norse kriki, a bend, winding, hence winding inlet, akin to Old Frisian kreke, Middle Dutch creke: for Indo-European base see cradle
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- pl. Creeks or a member of a cultural and political grouping (the Creek Confederacy) of North American Indian peoples, mainly Muskogean, formerly of Georgia and Alabama, now living in Oklahoma and Florida
- the Muskogean language used as a lingua franca in the Creek Confederacy; Muskogee
Origin of Creekshortened ; from earlier Ochese Creek Indians, 17th-c. name for the Indians of the upper Ocmulgee River in Georgia
nounpl. Creek or Creeks
- a. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting eastern Alabama, southwest Georgia, and northwest Florida and now located in central Oklahoma and southern Alabama. The Creek were removed to Indian Territory in the 1830s.b. The Muskogean language of the Creek.
- a. A Native American confederacy made up of the Creek and various smaller southeast tribes.b. A member of this confederacy. In all senses also called Muskogee1.
Origin of CreekFrom the picturesque creeks near which they lived.
- A small stream, often a shallow or intermittent tributary to a river. Also called regionally branch, brook1, kill2, run.
- A channel or stream running through a salt marsh: tidal creeks teeming with shore wildlife.
- Chiefly British A small inlet in a shoreline, extending farther inland than a cove.
Origin of creekMiddle English creke, probably from Old Norse kriki, bend.
- (UK, India) A small inlet or bay, narrower and extending farther into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river; the inner part of a port that is used as a dock for small boats.
- (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US) A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook.
- Any turn or winding.
creke, from kryk, from Old Norse kriki .
- one of a Native American tribe from the Southeastern United States
- the Muskogean language of the Creek tribe
- of or pertaining to the Creek tribe
- The chieftain was well versed in Creek history.