Cricket meaning

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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.

An example of a cricket is the insect that creates the chirping noise heard in rural areas at night.

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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.

An example of cricket is the sport being played in the final scene of the film Bend It Like Beckham.

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To play the game of cricket.
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Any of various orthopteran insects of the family Gryllidae, having long antennae and legs adapted for leaping. The males of many species produce a shrill chirping sound by rubbing the front wings together.
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A small wooden footstool.
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A ridged structure made of two adjoining triangular pieces covered with flashing or roofing material and built at the upper intersection of a roof and chimney to divert water and prevent the accumulation of snow and debris.
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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.
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A small metal toy or signaling device that makes a clicking sound when pressed.
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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.
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Fair play; sportsmanship.
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To play cricket.
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A wooden footstool.
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An insect in the order Orthoptera, especially family Gryllidae, that makes a chirping sound by rubbing its wing casings against combs on its hind legs.
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A signalling device used by soldiers in hostile territory to identify themselves to a friendly in low visibility conditions.
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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.
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(US slang, in the plural) Absolute silence; no communication. See crickets.
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(sports) A game played outdoors with bats and a ball between two teams of eleven, popular in England and many Commonwealth countries.
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(chiefly UK) An act that is fair and sportsmanlike, derived from the sport.

That player's foul wasn't cricket!

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(rare, intransitive) To play the game of cricket.
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An outdoor game played with bats, a ball, and wickets by two teams of 11 players each.
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Good sportsmanship and fair conduct.

It's not cricket to cheat at cards.

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Origin of cricket

  • Obsolete French criquet piece of wood from Old French stick for a bowling game perhaps from Middle Dutch cricke walking stick
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English criket from Old French criquet from criquer to click of imitative origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Origin unknown
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Origin unknown
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Perhaps from a Flemish dialect of Dutch met 'with' de 'the' krik ketsen 'to ricochet', i.e. "to chase a ball with a crook".
    From Wiktionary
  • From Old French criquet, from criquer (“to make a cracking sound”).
    From Wiktionary