5 letter word starting with cre

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creak verb i. To make a prolonged sharp grating or squeaking sound, as by the friction of hard substances; as, shoes creak., To produce a creaking sound with., The sound produced by anything that creaks; a creaking.
cream noun The rich, oily, and yellowish part of milk, which, when the milk stands unagitated, rises, and collects on the surface. It is the part of milk from which butter is obtained., The part of any liquor that rises, and collects on the surface., A delicacy of several kinds prepared for the table from cream, etc., or so as to resemble cream., A cosmetic; a creamlike medicinal preparation., The best or choicest part of a thing; the quintessence; as, the cream of a jest or story; the cream of a collection of books or pictures., To skim, or take off by skimming, as cream., To take off the best or choicest part of., To furnish with, or as with, cream., To form or become covered with cream; to become thick like cream; to assume the appearance of cream; hence, to grow stiff or formal; to mantle.
creat noun An usher to a riding master.
credo noun The creed, as sung or read in the Roman Catholic church.
creed verb t. A definite summary of what is believed; esp., a summary of the articles of Christian faith; a confession of faith for public use; esp., one which is brief and comprehensive., Any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to., To believe; to credit.
creek noun A small inlet or bay, narrower and extending further into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river., A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook., Any turn or winding.
creel noun An osier basket, such as anglers use., A bar or set of bars with skewers for holding paying-off bobbins, as in the roving machine, throstle, and mule.
crept imp. of Creep, of Creep, imp. & p. p. of Creep.
creep verb t. To move along the ground, or on any other surface, on the belly, as a worm or reptile; to move as a child on the hands and knees; to crawl., To move slowly, feebly, or timorously, as from unwillingness, fear, or weakness., To move in a stealthy or secret manner; to move imperceptibly or clandestinely; to steal in; to insinuate itself or one’s self; as, age creeps upon us., To slip, or to become slightly displaced; as, the collodion on a negative, or a coat of varnish, may creep in drying; the quicksilver on a mirror may creep., To move or behave with servility or exaggerated humility; to fawn; as, a creeping sycophant., To grow, as a vine, clinging to the ground or to some other support by means of roots or rootlets, or by tendrils, along its length., To have a sensation as of insects creeping on the skin of the body; to crawl; as, the sight made my flesh creep. See Crawl, v. i., 4., To drag in deep water with creepers, as for recovering a submarine cable., The act or process of creeping., A distressing sensation, or sound, like that occasioned by the creeping of insects., A slow rising of the floor of a gallery, occasioned by the pressure of incumbent strata upon the pillars or sides; a gradual movement of mining ground.
crees noun pl. An Algonquin tribe of Indians, inhabiting a large part of British America east of the Rocky Mountains and south of Hudson’s Bay.
crems noun See Krems.
crepe noun Same as Crape.
cress noun A plant of various species, chiefly cruciferous. The leaves have a moderately pungent taste, and are used as a salad and antiscorbutic.
crest noun A tuft, or other excrescence or natural ornament, growing on an animal’s head; the comb of a cock; the swelling on the head of a serpent; the lengthened feathers of the crown or nape of bird, etc., The plume of feathers, or other decoration, worn on a helmet; the distinctive ornament of a helmet, indicating the rank of the wearer; hence, also, the helmet., A bearing worn, not upon the shield, but usually above it, or separately as an ornament for plate, liveries, and the like. It is a relic of the ancient cognizance. See Cognizance, 4., The upper curve of a horse’s neck., The ridge or top of a wave., The summit of a hill or mountain ridge., The helm or head, as typical of a high spirit; pride; courage., The ornamental finishing which surmounts the ridge of a roof, canopy, etc., The top line of a slope or embankment., To furnish with, or surmount as, a crest; to serve as a crest for., To mark with lines or streaks, like, or regarded as like, waving plumes., To form a crest.
crete noun A Cretan
creux noun Used in English only in the expression en creux. Thus, engraving en creux is engraving in intaglio, or by sinking or hollowing out the design.