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Cricket meaning

cricket - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. An orthopterous insect of the genus Gryllus, and allied genera. The males make chirping, musical notes by rubbing together the basal parts of the veins of the front wings.
  2. 2. A game much played in England, and sometimes in America, with a ball, bats, and wickets, the players being arranged in two contesting parties or sides.
  3. 3. A small false roof, or the raising of a portion of a roof, so as to throw off water from behind an obstacle, such as a chimney.
  4. 4. To play at cricket.
  5. 5. A low stool
  6. 6. An insect allied to the grasshoppers; low stool; a game with ball and wickets.

cricket - examples of usage

  1. Then at six o'clock he would turn up at the cricket- field, where a few young enthusiasts would always attend to practise after working hours. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  2. He wore a loose blue flannel coat, and Dale wondered if this was a garment that he had bought years ago to play cricket in. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. Cricket this day- Surrey going strong. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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