Cricket is defined as a dark-colored insect with long antenna that jumps, eats plants and makes a chirping sound by rubbing together its forewings.noun
An example of a cricket is the insect that creates the chirping noise heard in rural areas at night.
The definition of cricket is a popular game in England that is played with a ball and a flat bat and two teams of eleven players each on an outdoor field.noun
An example of cricket is the sport being played in the final scene of the film Bend It Like Beckham.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- any of various families (esp. Gryllidae) of generally dark-colored, leaping, orthopteran insects usually having long antennae: the males produce a characteristic chirping noise by rubbing parts of the forewings together
- a small metal toy or signaling device that makes a clicking sound when pressed
Origin: ME criket < OFr criquet < criquer, to creak, of echoic orig.
- a game played with a red leather ball and a flat wooden bat by two teams of eleven players each on a large field: the teams bat and bowl alternately, the batting team attempting to score runs: the team scoring the most runs wins the game: popular in England and other parts of the Commonwealth
- Informal fair play; sportsmanship
Origin: OFr criquet, a stake or bat in a ball game; prob. dim. of MDu cricke, a stick; akin to crutch
- cricketer noun
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Origin: Middle English criket, from Old French criquet, from criquer, to click, of imitative origin.
- Sports An outdoor game played with bats, a ball, and wickets by two teams of 11 players each.
- Good sportsmanship and fair conduct: It's not cricket to cheat at cards.
Origin: Obsolete French criquet, piece of wood, from Old French, stick for a bowling game, perhaps from Middle Dutch cricke, walking stick.
- crickˈet·er, crickˌet·eerˈ noun
Origin: Origin unknown.