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creep·er

(krē′pər)
n.
1. One that moves or progresses by creeping.
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.
7. Slang A person who is a creep, especially one who is considered to be unsettling.

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.
References in classic literature ?
But Baleka and I loved each other, for we were both lonely, and she clung to me like a creeper to the only tree in a plain, and though I was young, I learned this: that to be wise is to be strong, for though he who holds the assegai kills, yet he whose mind directs the battle is greater than he who kills.
On the slope was a dilapidated Swiss cottage, surrounded by a veranda on slender wooden pillars, about which clung a few tendrils of withered creeper, their stray ends still swinging from the recent wind, now momentarily hushed as if listening for the coming of the rain.
The head and upper part of the body were hidden by a tangle of creeper.
The red creeper was quite a transitory growth, and few people have seen it growing.
Noirtier at one of the open windows, where the old man had been placed that he might enjoy the last rays of the sun which yet yielded some heat, and was now shining upon the dying flowers and red leaves of the creeper which twined around the balcony.
You will remember that Mowgli spent a great part of his life in the Seeonee Wolf-Pack, learning the Law from Baloo, the Brown Bear; and it was Baloo who told him, when the boy grew impatient at the constant orders, that the Law was like the Giant Creeper, because it dropped across every one's back and no one could escape.
Now and then we passed a moorland cottage, walled and roofed with stone, with no creeper to break its harsh outline.
Now and then I encountered a check, and once I had to shin up a creeper for eight or ten feet, but I made excellent progress, and the booming of Challenger's voice seemed to be a great distance beneath me.
The black wraith of a deciduous creeper flapped from the porch, and the thin wooden walls, under their worn coat of paint, seemed to shiver in the wind that had risen with the ceasing of the snow.
It stood immediately behind a lamppost, and I could not but notice that a love-lock of Virginia creeper was trailing almost to the step, and that the bow-window on the ground floor was closely shuttered.
They traveled for the most part upon the ground, where it was open, following the path of the great elephants whose comings and goings break the only roads through those tangled mazes of bush, vine, creeper, and tree.
It looked a bleak, bare box of a house to him, no creeper grew on it, no hedge nor wall nor fence parted it off from the woods about it.