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Definitions of cream

  1. make cream by beating
  2. the part of milk containing the butterfat
  3. the best people or things in a group; " the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War"
  4. add cream to one's coffee, for example
  5. remove from the surface; " skim cream from the surface of milk"
  6. thick like cream
  7. put on cream, as on one's face or body; " She creams her face every night"
  8. make creamy by beating; " Cream the butter"
  9. The rich, oily, and yellowish part of milk, which, when the milk stands unagitated, rises, and collects on the surface. It is the part of milk from which butter is obtained.
  10. The part of any liquor that rises, and collects on the surface.
  11. A delicacy of several kinds prepared for the table from cream, etc., or so as to resemble cream.
  12. A cosmetic; a creamlike medicinal preparation.
  13. The best or choicest part of a thing; the quintessence; as, the cream of a jest or story; the cream of a collection of books or pictures.
  14. To skim, or take off by skimming, as cream.
  15. To furnish with, or as with, cream.
  16. To form or become covered with cream; to become thick like cream; to assume the appearance of cream; hence, to grow stiff or formal; to mantle.
  17. The rich, oily part of milk; hence, the choicest part of anything; a soft cosmetic.
  18. To skim or take off by skimming.
  19. To become covered with cream or thick like cream.
  20. The oily substance which forms on milk: the best part of anything.
  21. To take off the cream.
  22. To gather or form cream.
  23. Creamy.
  24. The fatty part of milk; the best part.
  25. To form cream or thick froth.
  26. To skim cream from or supply cream to; be covered with cream.
  27. A gathering of fatty globules on the surface of milk; the choicest or best part of anything.
  28. The oily part of milk which rises and forms a scum on the surface; a preparation of cream; the choicest part of anything; what rises to the surface, and is skimmed off.
  29. To take off cream; to add cream to.
  30. To gather cream; to mantle. Cream of tartar, tartaric acid and potash.
  31. The thick oily scum which rises on the surface of milk when it has stood for a time; the best part of a thing.
  32. To skim; to take off the best part of anything.

Usage examples for cream

  1. I'll cream him, I will! – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  2. The ceremony performed he sank again into his chair and did nothing more at all, being waited on by his mother and leaving it to her to see that the visitor was given cream and sugar and cake, until the moment arrived when Ingeborg, made abundantly and elaborately aware that she was interrupting, prepared crest- fallen to go away again. – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  3. When you've eaten the cream, put it in your pocket. – Into the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  4. He could not tell whether she knew of his approach, and he would have given all he had, which was not much, to have seen through the stiff grey of her coat, and the soft cream of her body, into that mysterious cave, her heart. – The Patrician by John Galsworthy
  5. He woke up with a start and laughed: I forgot- and it's the cream, too. – Foe-Farrell by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  6. All the really interesting things in the house seemed to have risen to the top, like cream on milk. – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  7. As she paused behind Warwick's chair with a glass of cream and a round of brown bread, he looked up at her with his blandest expression, though a touch of something like regret was in his voice. – Moods by Louisa May Alcott
  8. Next morning he learned that Tony was to go with Earley to fetch extra cream from Mr. Burgess' farm. – Jan and Her Job by L. Allen Harker
  9. The interruption was indeed not so great as if the couple had not met, as they almost invariably met, in silence: she took at all events, to begin with, no more account of his presence than to hand him a cup of tea accompanied with nothing but cream and sugar. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  10. " We'll light the lanterns, anyway," declared Uncle Steve, " for if the ice cream is gone they'll want to buy the lanterns next!" – Marjorie's Vacation by Carolyn Wells
  11. " Oh, yes," said she, in a voice like cream. – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  12. I do not need cream, and his visits are becoming quite unnecessary. – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  13. Here's some cold cream! – Virginia of Elk Creek Valley by Mary Ellen Chase
  14. Coffee- cream, no sugar, if you would. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau
  15. In consequence, the professor had no cream. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  16. Rooms facing south may be very light gray, cream, or even white, but northern rooms should be rich in color, and should suggest warmth and just a little mystery. – The House in Good Taste by Elsie de Wolfe
  17. And now, as it's time for ice- cream, I'll try your friend's plan, Midget. – Marjorie's Busy Days by Carolyn Wells
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