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creep·er

 (krē′pər)
n.
1. One that creeps.
2. Botany A plant that spreads by means of stems that creep.
3. See cradle.
4. A grappling device for dragging bodies of water, such as lakes or rivers.
5. A one-piece fitted garment for an infant.
6. creepers A metal frame with a spike or spikes, attached to a shoe or boot to prevent slipping, especially on ice.

creeper

(ˈkriːpə)
n
1. a person or animal that creeps
2. (Botany) a plant, such as the ivy or periwinkle, that grows by creeping
3. (Animals) Also called: tree creeper US and Canadian any small songbird of the family Certhiidae of the N hemisphere, having a brown-and-white plumage and slender downward-curving bill. They creep up trees to feed on insects
4. (Mechanical Engineering) a hooked instrument for dragging deep water
5. (Automotive Engineering) Also called: cradle a flat board or framework mounted on casters, used to lie on when working under cars
6. (Cricket) cricket Also called: daisy cutter a bowled ball that keeps low or travels along the ground
7. (Furniture) either of a pair of low iron supports for logs in a hearth
8. (Clothing & Fashion) informal a shoe with a soft sole

creep•er

(ˈkri pər)

n.
1. a person or thing that creeps.
2. a plant that grows upon or just beneath the surface of the ground, sending out rootlets from the stem, as ivy.
3. a spiked iron plate worn on the shoe to prevent slipping on ice, rock, etc.
4. any of various songbirds that ascend the trunks and larger limbs of trees.
5. a grappling device for dragging a body of water.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.creeper - any plant (as ivy or periwinkle) that grows by creepingcreeper - any plant (as ivy or periwinkle) that grows by creeping
tracheophyte, vascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
2.creeper - a person who crawls or creeps along the ground
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
3.creeper - any of various small insectivorous birds of the northern hemisphere that climb up a tree trunk supporting themselves on stiff tail feathers and their feetcreeper - any of various small insectivorous birds of the northern hemisphere that climb up a tree trunk supporting themselves on stiff tail feathers and their feet
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
American creeper, brown creeper, Certhia americana - a common creeper in North America with a down-curved bill
Certhia familiaris, European creeper - common European brown-and-buff tree creeper with down-curved bill
Tichodroma muriaria, tichodrome, wall creeper - crimson-and-grey songbird that inhabits town walls and mountain cliffs of southern Eurasia and northern Africa

creeper

noun climbing plant, runner, vine (chiefly U.S.), climber, rambler, trailing plant flaming curtains of Virginia creeper
Translations
نَبات مُتَسَلِّـق
popínavá rostlina
slyngplante
kotróhorgonykúszónövény
skriîjurt
tırmanıcı bitki

creeper

[ˈkriːpəʳ] N
1. (Bot) → enredadera f
2. creepers (US) (= rompers) (for baby) → pelele m

creeper

[ˈkriːpər] nplante f grimpante

creeper

n
(= plant, along ground) → Kriechpflanze f; (upwards) → Kletterpflanze f
(= bird)Baumläufer m
creepers pl (US) Schuhe mit dicken Gummisohlen, → Leisetreter pl (inf)

creeper

[ˈkriːpəʳ] n (Bot) → rampicante m

creep2

(kriːp) noun
(slang) a disgusting person. Leave her alone, you creep.
ˈcreeper noun
a creeping plant.
ˈcreepy adjective
causing feelings of fear etc. The house is rather creepy at night.
ˈcreepily adverb
ˈcreepiness noun
ˌcreepy-ˈcrawlyplural ˌcreepy-ˈcrawlies noun
a small creeping insect.
creep up on
to approach slowly and stealthily. Old age creeps up on us all.
make someone's flesh creep
to scare or horrify someone.
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In the distance, he'll hear the emphatic two-syllables of a goose hunter's 12-gauge, as waterfowl make their first flight, and the soft, high-pitched calls of foraging kinglets and brown creepers.
If his ears are good, he'll hear the high-pitched, soft foraging calls of kinglets and brown creepers looking for spiders and other arthropods under the bark of tree trunks.
Given an average incubation period of 15 days for Brown Creepers (Hejl et al.
Hike with our expert and you can see Hermit Thrushes and Brown Creepers and maybe an early bird or two arriving.