from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various 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.
- n. Sports An outdoor game played with bats, a ball, and wickets by two teams of 11 players each.
- n. Good sportsmanship and fair conduct: It's not cricket to cheat at cards.
- intransitive v. Sports To play the game of cricket.
- n. A small wooden footstool.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. A wooden footstool.
- n. A signalling device used by soldiers in hostile territory to identify themselves to a friendly in low visibility conditions
- n. 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.
- n. Absolute silence; no communication. See crickets.
- n. A game played outdoors with bats and a ball between two teams of eleven, popular in England and many Commonwealth countries.
- n. An act that is fair and sportsmanlike, derived from the sport.
- v. To play the game of cricket.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An orthopterous insect of the genus Gryllus, and allied genera. The males make chirping, musical notes by rubbing together the basal parts of the veins of the front wings.
- n. A low stool.
- n. A game much played in England, and sometimes in America, with a ball, bats, and wickets, the players being arranged in two contesting parties or sides.
- n. A small false roof, or the raising of a portion of a roof, so as to throw off water from behind an obstacle, such as a chimney.
- intransitive v. To play at cricket.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any saltatorial orthopterous insect of the family Gryllidæ (or Achetidæ), or of a group Achetina: sometimes extended to certain species of the related family Locustidæ.
- n. An open-air game played with bats, ball, and wickets, long peculiar to England, but now popular throughout the British empire, and somewhat less so in the United States and elsewhere.
- To engage in the game of cricket; play cricket.
- n. A small, low stool; a footstool.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. play cricket
- n. leaping insect; male makes chirping noises by rubbing the forewings together
- n. a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs
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