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NOUN (2)

1. leaping insect; male makes chirping noises by rubbing the forewings together;

2. a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs;


VERB (1)

1. play cricket;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cricket \Crick"et\ (kr?k"?t), n. [OE. criket, OF. crequet, criquet; prob. of German origin, and akin to E. creak; cf. D. kriek a cricket. See Creak.] (Zool.) 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. [1913 Webster] Note: The common European cricket is Gryllus domesticus; the common large black crickets of America are Gryllus niger, Gryllus neglectus, and others. [1913 Webster] Balm cricket. See under Balm. Cricket bird, a small European bird (Silvia locustella); -- called also grasshopper warbler. Cricket frog, a small American tree frog (Acris gryllus); -- so called from its chirping. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cricket \Crick"et\, n. [AS. cricc, crycc, crooked staff, crutch. Perh. first used in sense 1, a stool probably having been first used as a wicket. See Crutch.] 1. A low stool. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. (Arch.) 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cricket \Crick"et\, v. i. To play at cricket. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cricket n 1: leaping insect; male makes chirping noises by rubbing the forewings together 2: a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs v 1: play cricket
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

42 Moby Thesaurus words for "cricket": Klaxon, boiler factory, boiler room, bull-roarer, candor, catcall, cherry bomb, cicada, cicala, clack, clacker, clapper, cracker, dog-day cicada, fair play, fair shake, fair-mindedness, fairness, firecracker, good sportsmanship, grasshopper, hopper, hoppergrass, horn, locust, noisemaker, rattle, rattlebox, siren, snapper, sportsmanlikeness, sportsmanliness, sportsmanship, square deal, steam whistle, the fair thing, the handsome thing, the proper thing, ticktack, whistle, whizgig, whizzer
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Cricket, NC -- U.S. Census Designated Place in North Carolina Population (2000): 2053 Housing Units (2000): 951 Land area (2000): 3.989066 sq. miles (10.331632 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.989066 sq. miles (10.331632 sq. km) FIPS code: 15440 Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37 Location: 36.162968 N, 81.183077 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Cricket, NC Cricket