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crick·et 1

 (krĭk′ĭt)
n.
Any of various orthopteran insects of the family Gryllidae, having long antennae and legs adapted for leaping. The males of many species produce a shrill chirping sound by rubbing the front wings together.

[Middle English criket, from Old French criquet, from criquer, to click, of imitative origin.]

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cricket2

crick·et 2

 (krĭk′ĭt)
n.
1. Sports An outdoor game played with bats, a ball, and wickets by two teams of 11 players each.
2. Good sportsmanship and fair conduct: It's not cricket to cheat at cards.
intr.v. crick·et·ed, crick·et·ing, crick·ets Sports
To play the game of cricket.

[Obsolete French criquet, piece of wood, from Old French, stick for a bowling game, perhaps from Middle Dutch cricke, walking stick.]

crick′et·er, crick′et·eer′ (-ĭ-tîr′) n.

crick·et 3

 (krĭk′ĭt)
n.
A small wooden footstool.

[Origin unknown.]

crick·et 4

 (krĭk′ĭt)
n.
A ridged structure made of two adjoining triangular pieces covered with flashing or roofing material and built at the upper intersection of a roof and chimney to divert water and prevent the accumulation of snow and debris. Also called saddle.

[Origin unknown.]

cricket

(ˈkrɪkɪt)
n
1. (Animals) any insect of the orthopterous family Gryllidae, having long antennae and, in the males, the ability to produce a chirping sound (stridulation) by rubbing together the leathery forewings
2. (Animals) any of various related insects, such as the mole cricket
[C14: from Old French criquet, from criquer to creak, of imitative origin]

cricket

(ˈkrɪkɪt)
n
1. (Cricket)
a. a game played by two teams of eleven players on a field with a wicket at either end of a 22-yard pitch, the object being for one side to score runs by hitting a hard leather-covered ball with a bat while the other side tries to dismiss them by bowling, catching, running them out, etc
b. (as modifier): a cricket bat.
2. not cricket informal not fair play
vb (intr)
(Cricket) to play cricket
[C16: from Old French criquet goalpost, wicket, of uncertain origin]
ˈcricketer n

cricket

(ˈkrɪkɪt)
n
(Furniture) a small low stool
[C17: of unknown origin]

crick•et1

(ˈkrɪk ɪt)

n.
1. any of several jumping orthopterous insects of the family Gryllidae, characterized by long antennae and stridulating organs on the forewings of the male.
2. a small, hand-held metal toy that makes a clicking, cricketlike noise when pressed.
[1275–1325; Middle English criket insect < Old French criquet=criqu(er) to creak (imitative) + -et -et]

crick•et2

(ˈkrɪk ɪt)

n.
1. a game, popular esp. in England, for two teams of 11 members each that is played on a field having two wickets, the object being to score runs by batting the ball far enough so that one is enabled to exchange wickets with the batsman defending the opposite wicket before the ball is recovered.
2. fair and honorable conduct: It's not cricket to ask such questions.
v.i.
3. to play cricket.
[1590–1600; < Middle French criquet goalpost]
crick′et•er, n.

crick•et3

(ˈkrɪk ɪt)

n.
a small, low stool.
[1635–45; of obscure orig.]

cricket


Past participle: cricketed
Gerund: cricketing

Imperative
cricket
cricket
Present
I cricket
you cricket
he/she/it crickets
we cricket
you cricket
they cricket
Preterite
I cricketed
you cricketed
he/she/it cricketed
we cricketed
you cricketed
they cricketed
Present Continuous
I am cricketing
you are cricketing
he/she/it is cricketing
we are cricketing
you are cricketing
they are cricketing
Present Perfect
I have cricketed
you have cricketed
he/she/it has cricketed
we have cricketed
you have cricketed
they have cricketed
Past Continuous
I was cricketing
you were cricketing
he/she/it was cricketing
we were cricketing
you were cricketing
they were cricketing
Past Perfect
I had cricketed
you had cricketed
he/she/it had cricketed
we had cricketed
you had cricketed
they had cricketed
Future
I will cricket
you will cricket
he/she/it will cricket
we will cricket
you will cricket
they will cricket
Future Perfect
I will have cricketed
you will have cricketed
he/she/it will have cricketed
we will have cricketed
you will have cricketed
they will have cricketed
Future Continuous
I will be cricketing
you will be cricketing
he/she/it will be cricketing
we will be cricketing
you will be cricketing
they will be cricketing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cricketing
you have been cricketing
he/she/it has been cricketing
we have been cricketing
you have been cricketing
they have been cricketing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cricketing
you will have been cricketing
he/she/it will have been cricketing
we will have been cricketing
you will have been cricketing
they will have been cricketing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cricketing
you had been cricketing
he/she/it had been cricketing
we had been cricketing
you had been cricketing
they had been cricketing
Conditional
I would cricket
you would cricket
he/she/it would cricket
we would cricket
you would cricket
they would cricket
Past Conditional
I would have cricketed
you would have cricketed
he/she/it would have cricketed
we would have cricketed
you would have cricketed
they would have cricketed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cricket - leaping insectcricket - leaping insect; male makes chirping noises by rubbing the forewings together
orthopteran, orthopteron, orthopterous insect - any of various insects having leathery forewings and membranous hind wings and chewing mouthparts
mole cricket - digs in moist soil and feeds on plant roots
Acheta domestica, European house cricket - lives in human dwellings; naturalized in parts of America
Acheta assimilis, field cricket - common American black cricket; attacks crops and also enters dwellings
tree cricket - pale arboreal American cricket noted for loud stridulation
2.cricket - a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs
bowling - (cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the batsman
snick - a glancing contact with the ball off the edge of the cricket bat
hat trick - (sports) three consecutive scores by one player or three scores in one game (as in cricket or ice hockey etc.)
innings - the batting turn of a cricket player or team
field game - an outdoor game played on a field of specified dimensions
cricket equipment - sports equipment used in playing cricket
stump - (cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket
duck's egg, duck - (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman
over - (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
maiden over, maiden - (cricket) an over in which no runs are scored
snick - hit a glancing blow with the edge of the bat
bowl - hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch towards the batsman at the other end
Verb1.cricket - play cricket
play - participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

cricket

Cricket terms

appeal, Ashes, bail, ball, bat, batsman, bouncer or bumper, boundary, bowl, bowled, bowler, bye, catch, caught, century, chinaman, cover point, covers, crease, cut, declare, drive, duck, edge, extra, extra cover, fast bowler, fielder or fieldsman, fine leg, follow on, four, full toss, glance or glide, googly, gully, hit wicket, hook, in, innings, leg before wicket, leg break, leg bye, leg slip, long leg, long off, long on, maiden (over), mid off, mid on, mid wicket, nightwatchman, no ball, off break, off side, on side or leg side, opener or opening batsman, out, over, pad, pitch, pull, run, run out, seam, short leg, silly mid on, silly mid off, single, six, slip, spin, square leg, stump, stumped, sweep, swing, test match, third man, twelfth man, umpire, wicket, wicketkeeper, wide, yorker
Translations
cvrčekkriket
fårekyllingkricketcricket
کریکت
krikettilaulukaskaspelireiluheinäsirkka
क्रिकेट
cvrčakkriket
krikettsámlitücsök
krybbakrikket
クリケットコオロギ
귀뚜라미크리켓
gryllus
svirplys
circeniskrikets
greier
cvrčekkriket
čričekcvrčekkriket
cvrčakцврчак
syrsakricket
กีฬาคริกเก็ตจิ้งหรีด
цвіркун
کرکٹ
con dếmôn crickê

cricket

1 [ˈkrɪkɪt] N (Zool) → grillo m

cricket

2 [ˈkrɪkɪt]
A. N (= sport) → críquet m, crícket m
that's not cricket (fig) → es una jugada sucia
B. CPD cricket ball Npelota f de críquet
cricket bat Nbate m de críquet
cricket match Npartido m de críquet
cricket pavilion Ncaseta f de críquet
cricket pitch Nterreno m de juego de críquet
CRICKET
El críquet se practica en todo el Reino Unido y los países de la Commonwealth, aunque se considera un juego típicamente inglés. Se juega sobre todo en verano al aire libre, sobre hierba y se puede reconocer inmediatamente porque todos los jugadores van vestidos de blanco. Tiene unas reglas un tanto complejas: hay dos equipos de 11 jugadores. En el primer equipo todos los jugadores batean por turnos, mientras que en el otro equipo hay un boleador (bowler) y diez fildeadores (fielders) en puntos estratégicos del campo. El boleador lanza la pelota al bateador (batsman). Éste intenta a su vez lanzarla lo más lejos posible y así tener tiempo para correr de un poste (wicket) a otro y conseguir puntos, llamados por ello (runs). Los fildeadores del equipo contrario intentan atrapar la pelota lanzada por el bateador para evitar que consiga más puntos. Si atrapan la pelota en el aire o si dan en el wicket con ella, el bateador es eliminado. Cuando todos los bateadores del primer equipo han sido eliminados, se cambian los papeles. Un partido puede durar varios días seguidos.
Como ocurre con el béisbol en Estados Unidos, algunas expresiones de críquet han pasado a la lengua cotidiana, entre otras, a sticky wicket (una situación difícil).

cricket

[ˈkrɪkɪt] n
(= insect) → grillon m
(= game) → cricket m
to play cricket → jouer au cricket
I play cricket → Je joue au cricket.
it's not cricket (British) (old-fashioned)ce n'est pas correctcricket ball nballe f de cricketcricket bat nbatte f de cricket

cricket

in cpdsKricket-;
cricket bat
n(Kricket)schlagholz nt

cricket

:
cricket match
nKricketspiel nt
cricket pitch
nKricketfeld nt

cricket

1
n (= insect)Grille f

cricket

2
n (Sport) → Kricket nt; that’s not cricket (fig inf)das ist nicht fair

cricket

1 [ˈkrɪkɪt] n (sport) → cricket m
that's not cricket (fig) → questo non è leale

cricket

2 [ˈkrɪkɪt] n (insect) → grillo

cricket1

(ˈkrikit) noun
an outdoor game played with bats, a ball and wickets, between two sides of eleven each.
ˈcricketer noun
not cricket
unfair; not sportsmanlike.

cricket2

(ˈkrikit) noun
an insect related to the grasshopper, the male of which makes a chirping noise.

cricket

صَرَّارُ اللَّيْل, لُعْبَة الكريكيت cvrček, kriket fårekylling, kricket Cricket, Grille γρύλος, κρίκετ cricket, críquet, grillo heinäsirkka, kriketti cricket, grillon cvrčak, kriket cricket, grillo クリケット, コオロギ 귀뚜라미, 크리켓 cricket, krekel cricket, siriss krykiet, świerszcz críquete, grilo крикет, сверчок kricket, syrsa กีฬาคริกเก็ต, จิ้งหรีด cırcır böceği, kriket con dế, môn crickê 板球, 蟋蟀
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Amy chirped like a cricket, and Jo wandered through the airs at her own sweet will, always coming out at the wrong place with a croak or a quaver that spoiled the most pensive tune.
No signs of life occurred near him, but occasionally the melancholy chirp of a cricket, or perhaps the guttural twang of a bull-frog from a neighboring marsh, as if sleeping uncomfortably and turning suddenly in his bed.
A while ago he was all down in the mouth, and now he's peart as a cricket.
And now the tiresome chirping of a cricket that no human ingenuity could locate, began.
At first he thought it was a cricket, a tree toad, or a bird, but having determined the direction from which it came, he turned his head over his shoulder and saw a small shape hanging as far out of the window as safety would allow.
Save a herdsman, who seemed to have caught something of the nature and expression of the beasts he tended, they met no one until they approached the village, where, on the brow of an acclivity, masculine humanity appeared in the shape of two curates: one tall, thin, close-shaven, with a book under his arm, and his neck craned forward; the other middle-sized, robust, upright, and aggressive, with short black whiskers, and an air of protest against such notions as that a clergyman may not marry, hunt, play cricket, or share the sports of honest laymen.
We had no ricochet to fear, and though one popped in through the roof of the log-house and out again through the floor, we soon got used to that sort of horse-play and minded it no more than cricket.
The cricket gave The only answer to my song of death.
They always leave off chirping when a Fairy goes by--because a Fairy's a kind of queen over them, I suppose--at all events it's a much grander thing than a cricket--so whenever you're walking out, and the crickets suddenly leave off chirping, you may be sure that they see a Fairy.
For Harry was still young, and could feel the sort of enthusiasm for his captain in electioneering that a schoolboy can feel for his captain in cricket.
He had not been an actor long, for loss of form had put him out of first-class cricket, and the impresario had given his place in the next piece to a googly bowler who had done well in the last Varsity match; but he had been one long enough to experience that sinking sensation which is known as stage-fright.
He could as soon play at leap- frog or at cricket as change into a cricket or a frog himself.