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creek

noun

1 creek

A natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river):
— The creek dried up every summer.

synonym: brook.

Roget 348: running water.    jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau [Fr.]; sluice.    water spout, water fall; ... show more

Roget 198: interval, interspace; separation etc. 44; break, gap, opening; hole etc. 260; chasm, hiatus, caesura; ... show more

Roget 343: land covered with water, gulf, gulph, bay, inlet, bight, estuary, arm of the sea, bayou [U.S.], fiord, armlet; frith, firth, ostiary, ... show more

Dutch: beek, kreek, vliet
Polish: ruczaj, struga, strumień



2 Creek

Any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee) formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now chiefly in Oklahoma.

Dutch: kreek


Moby thesaurus: adolescent stream, arm, armlet, arroyo, bay, bayou, beck, belt, bight, boca, bourn, braided stream, branch, brook, brooklet, burn, channel, cove, crawl, creep ... show more.

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