Creek (kr?k), n. [AS. crecca; akin to D. kreek, Icel. kriki crack, nook; cf. W. crig crack, crigyll ravine, creek. Cf. Crick, Crook.]


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.

Each creek and cavern of the dangerous shore. Cowper.

They discovered a certain creek, with a shore. Acts xxvii. 39.


A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook.

Lesser streams and rivulets are denominated creeks. Goldsmith.


Any turn or winding.

The passages of alleys, creeks, and narrow lands. Shak.


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Creeks (kr?ks), n. pl.; sing. Creek. Ethnol.

A tribe or confederacy of North American Indians, including the Muskogees, Seminoles, Uchees, and other subordinate tribes. They formerly inhabited Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.


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