creek: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (krēk, krik), [key]
— n.
  1. a stream smaller than a river.
  2. a stream or channel in a coastal marsh.
  3. a recess or inlet in the shore of the sea.
  4. an estuary.
  5. a narrow, winding passage or hidden recess.
  6. in a predicament; in a difficult or seemingly hopeless situation.


Pronunciation: (krēk), [key]
— pl. Creeks, Creek.
  1. a member of a confederacy of North American Indians that in historic times occupied the greater part of Alabama and Georgia.
  2. Also calleda Muskogean language that is the language of the Creek Indians.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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