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Definitions and Synonyms of creek | Another word for creek | What is creek?

Definition 1: a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river) - [noun denoting object]

Samples where creek or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the creek dried up every summer

Synonyms for creek in the sense of this definition

(creek is a kind of ...) a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth

(... is a kind of creek ) a small brook

(... is an instance of creek) a creek in northeastern Virginia where two battles were fought in the American Civil War

(... is an instance of creek) a creek emptying into the Hellespont in present-day Turkey; at its mouth in 405 BC the Spartan fleet under Lysander defeated the Athenians and ended the Peloponnesian War

Definition 2: any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee) formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now chiefly in Oklahoma - [noun denoting person]

(creek is a kind of ...) any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived

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