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Definition of "cricket" []

  • Any of various insects of the family Gryllidae, having long antennae and legs adapted for leaping. The males of many species produce a shrill chirping sound by rubbing the front wings together. (noun)
  • Sports An outdoor game played with bats, a ball, and wickets by two teams of 11 players each. (noun)
  • Good sportsmanship and fair conduct: It's not cricket to cheat at cards. (noun)
  • Sports To play the game of cricket. (verb-intransitive)
  • A small wooden footstool. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cricket" in a sentence
  • ": P allaboutcricket it actually feels pretty good to be back in jersey, except I only got one hour of sleep courtesy of the cricket living in my wall. allaboutcricket There are too many things to do, but I am just watching the one day cricket Australia vs England. allaboutcricket #cricket England bowl in whitewash decider:"
  • "Aren't cricket lovers happy with the fact that the best ones made it???? grow up guys justinspratt wow - vicoria 6 runs for 3 wickets in semi-final for champions league T20 #cricket"
  • "That's why T20 is such an exciting format to watch. bhooshan "The only way India can be number 1 (in cricket) is by being ruthless" - Sunil Gavaskar (I agree) #cricket bhooshan 'Little Johnny' is bowling well and surprisingly everyone is back in form."