cricket

EnglishEdit

 
  cricket on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈkɹɪk.ɪt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪkɪt

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English creket, crykett, crykette, from Old French crequet, criquet (with diminutive -et) from criquer (to make a cracking sound; creak), from Middle Dutch kricken (to creak; crack), related to Middle English creken (to creak). Compare Middle Dutch krikel, criekel, crekel (cricket) (with diminituve -el), Middle Low German krikel, krekel (cricket), German Kreckel (cricket). More at creak.

NounEdit

cricket (plural crickets)

  1. An insect in the order Orthoptera, especially family Gryllidae, that makes a chirping sound by rubbing its wing casings against combs on its hind legs.
    1. (US, slang, humorous, in the plural) In the form crickets: absolute silence; no communication.
  2. A wooden footstool.
  3. A signalling device used by soldiers in hostile territory to identify themselves to a friendly in low visibility conditions.
  4. A relatively small area of a roof constructed to divert water from a horizontal intersection of the roof with a chimney, wall, expansion joint or other projection.
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Etymology 2Edit

 
cricket (1)

Perhaps from a Flemish dialect of Dutch met de krik ketsen (to chase a ball with a curved stick)[1].

NounEdit

cricket (uncountable)

  1. (sports) A game played outdoors with bats and a ball between two teams of eleven, popular in England and many Commonwealth countries.
  2. (chiefly Britain, usually in negative constructions) An act that is fair and sportsmanlike.
    Antonym: not cricket
    • 1954, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (volume 7, page 81)
      Robbins went on, "Henry wouldn't do anything that wasn't cricket. Me, I was raised in a river ward and I'm not bothered by niceties. []
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VerbEdit

cricket (third-person singular simple present crickets, present participle cricketing, simple past and past participle cricketed)

  1. (rare, intransitive) To play the game of cricket.
    • 1891 May 27, "A Cricketer in Low Circumstances", The Evening News (Sydney); cited in "What do we know about the first Test cricketer?", ESPNcricinfo, 7 August 2016
      Judge: Your family is in destitute circumstances. How do you get your living?
      Bannerman: By cricketing, your Worship.
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chris Mason (March 2, 2009) , “Cricket 'was invented in Belgium'”, in BBC News[1]

DutchEdit

 
Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English cricket.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkrɪ.kət/
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  • Hyphenation: cric‧ket

NounEdit

cricket n (uncountable)

  1. cricket (sport)

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English cricket.

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cricket m (uncountable)

  1. cricket (sport)

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English cricket.

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cricket m (uncountable)

  1. cricket (sport)

Further readingEdit

  • cricket in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

cricket m (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of críquet

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SwedishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English cricket.

NounEdit

cricket c (uncountable)

  1. cricket (sport)

DeclensionEdit

Declension of cricket 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative cricket cricketen
Genitive crickets cricketens

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