from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A line made by pressing, folding, or wrinkling.
- noun In hockey, an area marked in front of the goal in which an offensive player can score a goal only if the puck reaches the area before the player does.
- noun In lacrosse, the circle marked around the goal into which offensive players cannot enter.
- noun One of the lines in cricket marking off the positions of the bowler and batter or the space between two of these lines.
- intransitive verb To make a pressed, folded, or wrinkled line in.
- intransitive verb To graze or wound superficially with a bullet.
- intransitive verb To become wrinkled.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A less common spelling of
- To increase; grow.
- To increase; augment.
- noun Increase; profit.
- To make a line or long thin mark in, as by folding, doubling, or indenting.
- To indent, as a cartridge-case, for the purpose of confining the charge; crimp.
- In hunting, to wound by a shot which flattens the upper vertebræ, or cuts the muscles of the neck, and stuns, but does not kill.
- noun A line or long thin mark made by folding or doubling; hence, a similar mark, however produced.
- noun Specifically, one of certain lines used in the game of cricket.
- noun A split or rent.
- noun A curved tile.
- noun The top of a horse's neck.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A line or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced.
- noun (Cricket) One of the lines serving to define the limits of the bowler and the striker.
- noun (Lacrosse) The combination of four lines forming a rectangle inclosing either goal, or the inclosed space itself, within which no attacking player is allowed unless the ball is there; -- called also
- noun (Cricket) a line extending three feet four inches on each side of the central strings at right angles to the line between the wickets.
- noun (Cricket) a short line at each end of the
bowling creaseand at right angles to it, extending toward the bowler.
- noun (Cricket) , a line drawn in front of the wicket, four feet distant from it, parallel to the
bowling creaseand at least as long as the latter.
- transitive verb To make a crease or mark in, as by folding or doubling.
- noun See
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
lineor markmade by foldingor doublingany pliable substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced.
- noun cricket One of the
white linesdrawn on the pitchto show different areasof play; especially the popping crease, but also the bowling creaseand the return crease.
- noun lacrosse The circle around the
goal, where no offensive players can go.
- noun ice hockey The goal crease; an area in front of each goal, surrounded by thin red lines and filled in with light blue.
- verb transitive To make a crease in; to
- verb transitive To lightly bloody; to
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb become wrinkled or crumpled or creased
- verb make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
- noun a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
- noun an angular or rounded shape made by folding
- verb make wrinkled or creased
- noun a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade
- verb scrape gently
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Now school-age girls can get "double eyelids" for 2000 yuan ($250) — a procedure favored by aspiring stars — where a crease is added to the eyelids to make the eyes appear larger.
If Bloomberg wanted to raise revenue with the tax in crease then what matters is whether total revenue is raised.
That's a 400% profit in crease .... people are so ignorant ... it's sad.
Guerin scored 2: 31 into the third, finishing off Doug Weight's pass across the crease from the right edge.
Jason Arnott made a back-handed pass sending the puck across the crease from the right circle.
Before that goal could be announced, Sergei Fedorov tossed a pass through the crease from the left boards that Modin got his stick on and directed past a surprised McLennan.
Antropov tied it at 10: 39 when his pass to the crease from the side boards deep in Ottawa's end struck Chris Phillips 'skate and ricocheted past goaltender Martin Gerber.
Hemsky, slicing across the crease from the right side, batted the puck past the goalie's right shoulder, too quickly for Bryzgalov to react.
It is very clear that the rates of cancer in crease in the US are much faster than any possible genetic mutation of the species.
He cut across the crease from the left side and put a backhander by the outstretched left pad of goalie Dan Cloutier.