Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. The Muskogean language of the Creek.
  • n. A Native American confederacy made up of the Creek and various smaller southeast tribes.
  • n. A member of this confederacy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. one of a Native American tribe from the Southeastern United States
  • proper n. the Muskogean language of the Creek tribe
  • adj. of or pertaining to the Creek tribe

Etymologies

From the picturesque creeks near which they lived.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • On one side of the plantation, and flowing through it, there was a creek, called Bridge's Creek; and for this reason the place was known as the Bridge's Creek Plantation.

    Four Great Americans: Washington, Franklin, Webster, Lincoln A Book for Young Americans

  • One main tributary, a creek called Fletcher's Creek, takes its rise in a labyrinth of basaltic rocks, that for years defied the efforts of the whites to penetrate.

    The History of Australian Exploration from 1788 to 1888

  • Erie, about three miles below Black Rock, beginning at the mouth of a creek known by the name of Scoy-gu-quoy-des Creek, running one mile from the river Niagara, up said creek, thence northerly as the river runs two miles, thence westerly one mile to the river, thence up the river as the river runs to the place of beginning, so as to contain two square miles.

    An Account of Sa-Go-Ye-Wat-Ha, or Red Jacket, and His People, 1750-1830

  • At about five miles we crossed a creek with a sandy bed, which has been named Green's Creek; there were blacks not far above where we crossed, but we did not disturb them.

    Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia

  • At 7.10 a.m. Fisherman and I left camp to search for water; at 7.20 made half a mile south-east; at 7.50 made one mile and a half east by north half north over well-grassed plains to poor soil ridges slightly timbered with bauhinia, stunted box, and bloodwood trees; at 8.6 made three-quarters of a mile east by north to a little creek; at 8.20 made three-quarters of a mile east by north to a watercourse which I have named Allison's Creek; it has narrow channels and flats, timbered with gum trees, and thickly covered with what is called on Darling Downs oaten grass: At 8.30 made quarter of a mile south by east up the creek: at 8.50 made three-quarters of a mile south-south-east to a small rocky hole with

    Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria In search of Burke and Wills

  • Some distance to find a foard to cross in crossing this creek Several articles got wet, the water was So Strong, alto the debth was not much above the horses belly, the water passed over the backs and loads of the horses. those Creeks are emensely rapid has great decnt the bottoms of the Creek as well as the low lands on each Side is thickly covered with large Stone after passing this Creek I inclined to the left and fell into the road on which we had passed down last fall near the place we had dined on the 7th of Sept. and continued on the road passing up on the W. Side of Clarks river 13 miles to the W.st fork of Sd. river and Encamped on an arm of the same I Sent out 2 men to hunt, and 3 in

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806

  • a small creek a whiper will perched on the boat for a Short time, I gave his name to the Creek

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806

  • At four miles it receives a very deep but narrow creek from the west (Beveridge's Creek after Peter Beveridge, Esquire, Swan Hill,

    McKinlay's Journal of Exploration in the Interior of Australia

  • His base at Acquia Creek is also abandoned, and his supplies have been removed to Alexandria, his new base.

    Foreign and Colonial News

  • Creek is making an attempt to hit the tech-savvy tween audience as it is both a novel and a series of movies on a website.

    Digi-Novels: The New Books

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