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cream

 (krēm)
n.
1.
a. The yellowish fatty component of unhomogenized milk that tends to accumulate at the surface.
b. Any of various substances resembling or containing cream: hand cream.
2. A pale yellow to yellowish white.
3. The choicest part: the cream of the crop.
v. creamed, cream·ing, creams
v.intr.
1. To form cream.
2. To form foam or froth at the top.
3. Vulgar Slang
a. To have an orgasm.
b. To be excited or delighted about something.
v.tr.
1. To remove the cream from; skim.
2.
a. To take or remove (the best part): creamed off the highest-paying jobs for her cronies.
b. To take the best part from: creamed the whole department to form his management team.
3. To beat into a creamy consistency.
4. To prepare or cook in or with a cream sauce.
5. To add cream to.
6. Slang
a. To defeat overwhelmingly: creamed our rival on their home court.
b. To damage severely; destroy: My camera got creamed when I dropped it.
7. Vulgar Slang To have an orgasm in (one's pants, for example).
Idiom:
cream (one's) jeans/panties Vulgar Slang
To be excited or delighted about something.

[Middle English creme, from Old French craime, cresme, partly from Late Latin crāmum (of Gaulish origin; akin to Welsh crawen, cramen, crust, and Middle Irish screm, film), and partly from Vulgar Latin *crisma, an anointing (from Latin chrīsma, from Greek khrīsma, unguent, from khrīein, to anoint; see ghrēi- in Indo-European roots).]

cream adj.

cream

(kriːm)
n
1. (Cookery)
a. the fatty part of milk, which rises to the top if the milk is allowed to stand
b. (as modifier): cream buns.
2. anything resembling cream in consistency: shoe cream; beauty cream.
3. the best one or most essential part of something; pick: the cream of the bunch; the cream of the joke.
4. (Cookery) a soup containing cream or milk: cream of chicken soup.
5. (Cookery) any of various dishes, cakes, biscuits, etc, resembling or containing cream
6. (Cookery) a confection made of fondant or soft fudge, often covered in chocolate
7. (Brewing) cream sherry a full-bodied sweet sherry
8. (Colours)
a. a yellowish-white colour
b. (as adjective): cream wallpaper.
vb
9. (Cookery) (tr) to skim or otherwise separate the cream from (milk)
10. (Cookery) (tr) to beat (foodstuffs, esp butter and sugar) to a light creamy consistency
11. (Cookery) (intr) to form cream
12. (tr) to add or apply cream or any creamlike substance to: to cream one's face; to cream coffee.
13. (sometimes foll by: off) to take away the best part of
14. (Cookery) (tr) to prepare or cook (vegetables, chicken, etc) with cream or milk
15. (Cookery) to allow (milk) to form a layer of cream on its surface or (of milk) to form such a layer
16. (tr) slang chiefly US and Canadian and Austral to beat thoroughly
17. (Physiology) (intr) slang (of a man) to ejaculate during orgasm
[C14: from Old French cresme, from Late Latin crāmum cream, of Celtic origin; influenced by Church Latin chrisma unction, chrism]
ˈcreamˌlike adj

cream

(krim)

n.
1. the fatty part of milk that rises to the surface when the liquid is allowed to stand and is not homogenized.
2. a soft solid or thick liquid containing medicaments or other specific ingredients, applied externally for a prophylactic, therapeutic, or cosmetic purpose.
3. a purée containing cream or milk: cream of tomato soup.
4. any of various foods made with cream or milk or having the thick, smooth consistency of cream: pastry cream.
5. a soft-centered confection of fondant or fudge coated with chocolate.
6. the best part of anything.
7. a yellowish white.
v.i.
8. to form cream.
9. to froth; foam.
v.t.
10. to work (butter and sugar, etc.) to a smooth, creamy mass.
11. to prepare with cream, milk, or a cream sauce: creamed spinach.
12. to allow (milk) to form cream.
13. to remove the cream from (milk); skim.
14. to take the best part of.
15. to use a cosmetic cream on.
16. to add cream to (tea, coffee, etc.).
17. Slang.
a. to beat up; thrash.
b. to win decisively over.
adj.
18. of the color cream; cream-colored.
[1300–50; Middle English creme < Anglo-French, Old French cresme < Late Latin chrīsma chrism]

cream


Past participle: creamed
Gerund: creaming

Imperative
cream
cream
Present
I cream
you cream
he/she/it creams
we cream
you cream
they cream
Preterite
I creamed
you creamed
he/she/it creamed
we creamed
you creamed
they creamed
Present Continuous
I am creaming
you are creaming
he/she/it is creaming
we are creaming
you are creaming
they are creaming
Present Perfect
I have creamed
you have creamed
he/she/it has creamed
we have creamed
you have creamed
they have creamed
Past Continuous
I was creaming
you were creaming
he/she/it was creaming
we were creaming
you were creaming
they were creaming
Past Perfect
I had creamed
you had creamed
he/she/it had creamed
we had creamed
you had creamed
they had creamed
Future
I will cream
you will cream
he/she/it will cream
we will cream
you will cream
they will cream
Future Perfect
I will have creamed
you will have creamed
he/she/it will have creamed
we will have creamed
you will have creamed
they will have creamed
Future Continuous
I will be creaming
you will be creaming
he/she/it will be creaming
we will be creaming
you will be creaming
they will be creaming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been creaming
you have been creaming
he/she/it has been creaming
we have been creaming
you have been creaming
they have been creaming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been creaming
you will have been creaming
he/she/it will have been creaming
we will have been creaming
you will have been creaming
they will have been creaming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been creaming
you had been creaming
he/she/it had been creaming
we had been creaming
you had been creaming
they had been creaming
Conditional
I would cream
you would cream
he/she/it would cream
we would cream
you would cream
they would cream
Past Conditional
I would have creamed
you would have creamed
he/she/it would have creamed
we would have creamed
you would have creamed
they would have creamed

cream


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To beat a mixture with a spoon or mixer until it is the consistency of cream.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cream - the best people or things in a group; "the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War"
elite, elite group - a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
2.cream - the part of milk containing the butterfatcream - the part of milk containing the butterfat
dairy product - milk and butter and cheese
clotted cream, Devonshire cream - thick cream made from scalded milk
double creme, heavy whipping cream - cream with a fat content of 48% or more
heavy cream - contains more than 36% butterfat
coffee cream, light cream, single cream - cream that has at least 18% butterfat; "in England they call light cream `single cream'"
sour cream, soured cream - artificially soured light cream
light whipping cream, whipping cream - cream that has enough butterfat (30% to 36%) to be whipped
3.cream - toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skincream - toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin
cold cream, coldcream, face cream, vanishing cream - a cream used cosmetically (mostly by women) for softening and cleaning the skin
hand cream - moisturizing cream for the hands
lanolin - an emollient containing wool fat (a fatty substance obtained from the wool of sheep)
nard, spikenard - an aromatic ointment used in antiquity
sun blocker, sunblock, sunscreen - a cream spread on the skin; contains a chemical (as PABA) to filter out ultraviolet light and so protect from sunburn
toilet articles, toiletry - artifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body)
Verb1.cream - make creamy by beatingcream - make creamy by beating; "Cream the butter"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
scramble, beat - stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream"
2.cream - beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fightcream - beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
flail, thrash, lam, thresh - give a thrashing to; beat hard
3.cream - put on cream, as on one's face or bodycream - put on cream, as on one's face or body; "She creams her face every night"
apply, put on - apply to a surface; "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!"
4.cream - remove from the surfacecream - remove from the surface; "skim cream from the surface of milk"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
cream off, skim off - pick the best
5.cream - add cream to one's coffee, for example
modify - make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"

cream

noun
1. lotion, ointment, oil, essence, cosmetic, paste, emulsion, salve, liniment, unguent Gently apply the cream to the affected areas.
2. best, elite, prime, pick, flower, crème de la crème (French) The event was attended by the cream of Hollywood society.
adjective
1. off-white, ivory, yellowish-white cream silk stockings see shades from black to white

cream

noun
The superlative or most preferable part of something:
Idioms: cream of the crop, flower of the flock, pick of the bunch.
verb
1. To form or cause to form foam:
2. Slang. To render totally ineffective by decisive defeat:
Informal: massacre, wallop.
Translations
أصفَر اللوْندُهون، مُسَحْضَر تَجْميليصَفْوَة المُجْتَمَـعقِشْدةقِشْدَه
smetanasmetánkakrémovýkrémkrémová
cremecremefarvetde bedsteflødefløde-
kremo
koor
سرشیر
kermakermanvärinenvoidekalveta
crèmebattrecrème de la crèmeécrémerfleur
kajmakkremvrhnje
tejszínkrémszínûlegjava
fleyta rjóma ofan afís; kremkremlitaîur, rjómaguluròeyta samanrjómi
クリームクリーム色の
크림크림색의
atrinktigrietinėgrietinėlėišmaišytiišsukti
atsijāt labākoaugstākās aprindaskrējuma-krējumskrēmkrāsas-
roomzalfcrèmecrème de la crèmecrèmekleurig
smântână
krémkrémová farbasmotanasmotánkavymiešať
kremasmetanakremast
gräddegräddfärgadgrädda
เป็นสีนวล
kaymakkremakrema haline getirmekkremaya benzer şeykaymak tabaka
вершкикремкремовийкремовий кольоркремового кольору
kemmàu kem

cream

[kriːm]
A. N
1. (on milk) → nata f, crema f (LAm)
cream of tartarcrémor m tártaro
cream of tomato soupsopa f de crema de tomate
cream of wheat (US) → sémola f
see also double F
see also single C
see also whipped
2. (fig) → flor f y nata, crema f
the cream of societyla flor y nata de la sociedad
the cream of the croplo mejor de lo mejor
3. (= lotion) (for face, shoes etc) → crema f, pomada f
shoe creambetún m
face creamcrema f para la cara
B. ADJ
1. (= cream-coloured) → color crema inv
2. (= made with cream) → de nata or (LAm) crema
C. VT
1. [+ milk] → desnatar, descremar (LAm); [+ butter] → batir
2. (also cream together) (= mix) → batir
creamed potatoespuré msing de patatas or (LAm) papas
3. (US) [+ enemy, opposing team] → arrollar, aplastar
4. to cream one's pantscorrerse sin querer
D. CPD cream cake Npastel m de nata or (LAm) crema
cream cheese Nqueso m crema
cream cracker Ngalleta f de soda
cream puff Npetisú m, pastel m de nata or (LAm) crema
cream soda Ngaseosa f de vainilla
cream tea N (Brit) merienda en cafetería que suele constar de té, bollos, mermelada y nata
cream off VT + ADV [+ best talents, part of profits] → separar lo mejor de

cream

[ˈkriːm]
n
(= food) → crème f
strawberries and cream → les fraises à la crème whipped cream
(= ointment) → crème f
(= best part) → crème f
the cream of sth [+ students, graduates, society] → la crème de qch
the cream of the crop (= pick of the bunch) → le dessus du panier
(= colour) → couleur f crème
adj [colour] → crème inv
cream off
vtséparer du restecream cake ngâteau m à la crèmecream cheese nfromage m à tartinercream cracker n (British)cracker mcreamed potatoes [ˌkriːmdpəˈteɪtəʊz] npurée f de pommes de terre

cream

n
Sahne f, → Rahm m (S Ger); (= cream pudding, artificial cream)Creme f, → Krem f; cream of asparagus/tomato/chicken soupSpargel-/Tomaten-/Hühnercremesuppe f; cream of tartarWeinstein m
(= lotion)Creme f
(= colour)Creme (→ farbe f) nt; a skirt in a pale shade of creamein blass-cremefarbener Rock
(fig: = best) → die Besten; (of society also)Creme f, → Elite f; our rivals take the cream of the applicantsunsere Konkurrenz sahnt die besten Bewerber ab; the cream of the crop (= people)die Elite; (= things)das Nonplusultra; the cream of societydie Creme der Gesellschaft; to take the creamden Rahm abschöpfen
adj
(colour) → creme inv, → cremefarben or -farbig
(= made with cream)Sahne-, Creme-; cream soupsCremesuppen pl
vt
(= put cream on) face etceincremen
butter, eggs etccremig rühren; potatoespürieren; creamed potatoesKartoffelpüree nt
(= skim) milkentrahmen
(= allow to form a cream) milkaufrahmen lassen
(US inf: = defeat easily) → in die Pfanne hauen (inf)
vi (milk)aufrahmen

cream

:
cream bun
nEclair nt
cream cake
nSahnetorte f, → Cremetorte f; (small) → Sahnetörtchen nt, → Cremetörtchen nt
cream cheese
n(Doppelrahm)frischkäse m

cream

:
cream puff
nWindbeutel m
cream soda
nSodawasser ntmit Vanillegeschmack
cream tea
nNachmittagstee m

cream

[kriːm]
1. n
a. (Culin) → panna
single/double cream → panna da cucina liquida/densa
whipped cream → panna montata
a chocolate cream (a sweet) → un cremino al cioccolato
cream of tomato soup → crema di pomodoro
the cream of society (fig) → la crème della società
b. (lotion, for face, shoes) → crema
2. adj (colour) → (color) crema inv, (color) panna inv (Culin) (made with cream) → alla panna
3. vt (mix) (also cream together) → amalgamare
creamed potatoes → puré m di patate
cream off vt + prep (best talents, part of profits) → portarsi via

cream

(kriːm) noun
1. the yellowish-white oily substance that forms on the top of milk, and from which butter and cheese are made.
2. any of many substances made of, or similar to, cream. ice-cream; face-cream.
3. the best part; the top people. the cream of the medical profession.
4. (also adjective) (of) a yellowish-white colour. cream paint.
verb
1. to make into a cream-like mixture. Cream the eggs, butter and sugar together.
2. to take the cream off. She creamed the milk.
3. (with off) to select (the best). The best pupils will be creamed off for special training.
ˈcreamy adjective
1. full of, or like, cream. creamy milk.
2. smooth and white. a creamy complexion.
ˈcreaminess noun
cream of tartar
an ingredient in baking powder.

cream

قِشْدة, كريـميّ krémový, smetana creme, cremefarvet cremefarben, Sahne κρεμ, κρέμα color crema, nata kerma, kermanvärinen crème krem, vrhnje color crema, panna クリーム, クリーム色の 크림, 크림색의 crèmekleurig, room fløte, fløtefarget kremowy, śmietanka creme, nata крем, кремовый grädde, gräddfärgad เป็นสีนวล, ส่วนที่เป็นไขมันของนมซึ่งลอยขึ้นมาบนผิวนม krem renkli, krema kem, màu kem 含奶油的, 奶油

cream

, creme
n. crema, nata; [pharmacy] ungüento, pomada.

cream

n (medicine, cosmetic) crema, pomada; (milk product) nata, crema; cleansing — crema limpiadora; cold — crema fría, (tipo de) crema limpiadora; hand — crema para manos
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