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Definitions of cricket

  1. play cricket
  2. a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs
  3. leaping insect; male makes chirping noises by rubbing the forewings together
  4. An orthopterous insect of the genus Gryllus, and allied genera. The males make chirping, musical notes by rubbing together the basal parts of the veins of the front wings.
  5. A game much played in England, and sometimes in America, with a ball, bats, and wickets, the players being arranged in two contesting parties or sides.
  6. A small false roof, or the raising of a portion of a roof, so as to throw off water from behind an obstacle, such as a chimney.
  7. To play at cricket.
  8. A low stool
  9. The family Gryllidae consists of the common house cricket, Acheta domesticus, which is used in neurological and physiological studies. Other genera include Gryllotalpa ( mole cricket); Gryllus ( field cricket); and Oecanthus ( tree cricket).
  10. A famous English game played with wickets, bats, and a ball, by eleven players on each side; a chirping insect; a low stool.
  11. A genus of insects allied to grasshoppers, which make a chirping noise with their wing- covers.
  12. A game with bat and ball.
  13. An insect allied to the grasshoppers; low stool; a game with ball and wickets.
  14. A leaping insect, the male of which makes a chirping sound.
  15. An outdoor game played with bats, a ball, and wickets.
  16. A small footstool.
  17. A favourite English game played with bats and ball, between two wickets.
  18. A well- known insect, of which there are different kinds, the house- cricket, the field- cricket, and the mole- cricket.
  19. To engage in cricket.
  20. A chirping insect found about ovens and fireplaces on ground floors.
  21. A favourite outdoor game played with bats, wickets, and ball.
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Usage examples for cricket

  1. He's lively as a cricket an' counts on comin' here this afternoon. – Down the Slope by James Otis
  2. Has Tom been playing at cricket in the room, eh? – The Nether World by George Gissing
  3. Why, you don't even play cricket over there, I've been told!" – The Boy Scout Aviators by George Durston
  4. It's only for the atmosphere- the sports; you know, they play cricket where he is now- and the desirable class of boys he meets.... – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  5. Flushed and relieved from doom, happy as a cricket she appeared at the school. – The Cricket by Marjorie Cooke
  6. He was a very good sort of Cricket too, ready to say the most pleasant things to everybody, yet, sad to relate, he had a dreadful habit of boasting. – Among the Meadow People by Clara Dillingham Pierson
  7. He played cricket well, was, in fact, much in request in the county team, he rode well, shot splendidly, played tennis, croquet, golf, or any other game that happened to be suggested, and Sir Lester said no fault could be found with anything he did in the way of sport. – The Second String by Nat Gould
  8. In " Wily Beguiled" Will Cricket says to Churms- " Why, since you were bumbasted that your lubberly legs would not carry your lobcock body." –  by
  9. That's a cricket escaped from the kitchen fireplace. – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  10. Ringg was given four extra men to help him, made an extra tour of the ship, and came back buzzing like a frantic cricket – The Colors of Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  11. Why, I should have to give up cricket and take to working! – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  12. I shall see you again soon, perhaps bowl to you in the cricket field. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  13. You are as lively as a cricket this morning. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  14. He wished to witness a certain game of cricket between the full strength of Australia and an English team which included one or two young men of his acquaintance. – Stingaree by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  15. Mr. Titterton would stroll in and play cricket with the office boy with a paper ball and a walking- stick. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  16. She doesn't eat enough to keep a cricket alive. – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  17. But a very quiet time was not just the holiday that Judith had planned to have, and after a long night's sleep and a peaceful day devoted to letter- writing she was lively as a cricket and ready for anything. – Judy of York Hill by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
  18. In the afternoon I've got a cricket match. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  19. The games of foot- ball, base- ball and cricket are played at the same time. – The University of Michigan by Wilfred Shaw
  20. I'm told by men who were up with him that the sense of the enormous responsibility which fell on him after his father's death, and the anxieties of having to manage a great estate and a huge business, spoilt him for the schools and rather put him off cricket – A Butterfly on the Wheel by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
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