1. A creeping creature; a reptile. [Obs.]
There is one creeping beast, or long creeple that hath a rattle at his tail that doth discover his age.
2. One who is lame; a cripple. [Obs.]
Thou knowest how lame a creeple this world is.
(Creep"y) a. Crawly; having or producing a sensation like that caused by insects creeping on the
One's whole blood grew curdling and creepy.
(Crees) n. pl.; sing. Cree. (Ethnol.) An Algonquin tribe of Indians, inhabiting a large part of
British America east of the Rocky Mountains and south of Hudson's Bay.
(Creese) n. [Malay. kris.] A dagger or short sword used by the Malays, commonly having a
serpentine blade. [Written also crease and kris.]
From a Malayan creese to a sailor's jackknife.
(||Cré`mail`lère") (kr?`m?`ly?r" or - m?`y?r"), n. [F.] (Fort.) An indented or zigzaged line of intrenchment.
(||Cre*mas"ter) n. [NL., from Gr. fr. to hang.]
1. (Anat.) A thin muscle which serves to draw up the testicle.
2. (Zoöl.) The apex of the last abdominal segment of an insect.
(Crem`as*ter"ic) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the cremaster; as, the cremasteric artery.
(Cre"mate) v. t. [L. crematus, p. p. of cremare to burn; cf. Skr. cr to cook.] To burn; to
reduce to ashes by the action of fire, either directly or in an oven or retort; to incremate or incinerate; as,
to cremate a corpse, instead of burying it.
(Cre*ma"tion) n. [L. crematio.] A burning; esp., the act or practice of cremating the dead.
Without cremation . . . of their bodies.
Sir T. Browne.
(Cre*ma"tion*ist), n. One who advocates the practice of cremation.
(Cre*ma"tor) n. [L.] One who, or that which, cremates or consumes to ashes.
(Crem"a*to*ry) n.; pl. Crematoriums Crematories [NL.
crematorium, fr. L. cremator.] A furnace for cremating corpses; a building containing such a furnace.
(Crem"a*to*ry), a. Pertaining to, or employed in, cremation.
(Crem"o*carp) (krem"o*kärp or kre"mo-), n. [Gr. kremanny`nai to hang + karpo`s fruit.]
(Bot.) The peculiar fruit of fennel, carrot, parsnip, and the like, consisting of a pair of carpels pendent
from a supporting axis.
(Cre*mo"na) n. A superior kind of violin, formerly made at Cremona, in Italy.
(||Cre"mor) n. [L. CF. Cream.] Cream; a substance resembling cream; yeast; scum.