Definitions for: Crease


[n] a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
[n] an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
[v] become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't wrinkle"
[v] scrape gently
[v] make wrinkled or creased; "furrow one's brow"
[v] make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface; "The dress got wrinkled"



Webster (1913) Definition: Crease (kr[=e]s), n.
See Creese. --Tennyson.


Crease, n. [Cf. LG. krus, G. krause, crispness,
krausen, kr[aum]usen, to crisp, curl, lay on folds; or perh.
of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. kriz a wrinkle, crease, kriza to
wrinkle, fold, W. crych a wrinkle, crychu to rumple, ripple,
crease.]
1. A line or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable
substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced.

2. (Cricket) One of the lines serving to define the limits of
the bowler and the striker.

Bowling crease (Cricket), a line extending three feet four
inches on each side of the central strings at right angles
to the line between the wickets.

Return crease (Cricket), a short line at each end of the
bowling crease and at right angles to it, extending toward
the bowler.

Popping crease (Cricket),, a line drawn in front of the
wicket, four feet distant from it, parallel to the bowling
crease and at least as long as the latter. --J. H. Walsh
(Encyc. of Rural Sports).


Crease, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Creased (kr?st); p. pr. &
vb. n. Creasing.]
To make a crease or mark in, as by folding or doubling.

Creased, like dog's ears in a folio. --Gray.


Crease, n. (Lacrosse)
The combination of four lines forming a rectangle inclosing
either goal, or the inclosed space itself, within which no
attacking player is allowed unless the ball is there; --
called also goal crease.

Synonyms: bend, crimp, crinkle, crinkle, crinkle, crisp, crumple, flexure, fold, furrow, furrow, graze, line, plication, rake, ruckle, rumple, scrunch, scrunch up, seam, wrinkle, wrinkle, wrinkle

See Also: angular shape, angularity, brush, cockle, crow's feet, crow's foot, crumple, cutis, depression, dermatoglyphic, fold, fold, fold up, fold up, heart line, impression, imprint, kink, knit, laugh line, life line, lifeline, line of destiny, line of fate, line of heart, line of life, line of Saturn, love line, mensal line, plait, pleat, pucker, pucker, ruck, ruck, ruck up, rumple, shave, skin, tegument, turn up, twirl, twist

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