crease /ˈkrɪs/ 名詞
1. A line or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced.
2. Cricket One of the lines serving to define the limits of the bowler and the striker.
3. Lacrosse The combination of four lines forming a rectangle inclosing either goal, or the inclosed space itself, within which no attacking player is allowed unless the ball is there; -- called also goal crease.
Bowling crease Cricket, a line extending three feet four inches on each side of the central strings at right angles to the line between the wickets.
Return crease Cricket, a short line at each end of the bowling crease and at right angles to it, extending toward the bowler.
Popping crease Cricket,, a line drawn in front of the wicket, four feet distant from it, parallel to the bowling crease and at least as long as the latter.
Crease n. See Creese.
Crease, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Creased p. pr. & vb. n. Creasing.] To make a crease or mark in, as by folding or doubling.
Creased, like dog's ears in a folio. --Gray.
Creese n. A dagger or short sword used by the Malays, commonly having a serpentine blade. [Written also crease and kris.]
From a Malayan creese to a sailor's jackknife. --Julian Hawthorne.
n 1: an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the
napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her
blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
[syn: fold, plication, flexure, crimp, bend]
2: a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his
face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
[syn: wrinkle, furrow, crinkle, seam, line]
3: a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade [syn: kris, creese]
v 1: make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface; "The dress
got wrinkled" [syn: wrinkle, ruckle, crinkle, scrunch,
scrunch up, crisp]
2: make wrinkled or creased; "furrow one's brow" [syn: furrow,
3: scrape gently; "graze the skin" [syn: graze, rake]
4: become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't
wrinkle" [syn: rumple, crumple, wrinkle, crinkle]