Meaning of CRICKET in English

cricket 1

— cricketlike , adj.

/krik"it/ , n.

1. any of several jumping, orthopterous insects of the family Gryllidae, characterized by long antennae and stridulating organs on the forewings of the male, as one of the species commonly found in pastures and meadows (field cricket) or on trees and shrubs (tree cricket) .

2. a small metal toy with a flat metal spring that snaps back and forth with a clicking, cricketlike noise when pressed.

[ 1275-1325; ME criket insect criquet, equiv. to criqu ( er ) to creak (imit.) + -et -ET ]

cricket 2

— cricketer , n.

/krik"it/ , n.

1. a game, popular esp. in England, for two teams of 11 members each that is played on a field having two wickets 22 yards (20 m) apart, the object being to score runs by batting the ball far enough so that one is enabled to exchange wickets with the batsman defending the opposite wicket before the ball is recovered.

2. fair play; honorable conduct: It wouldn't be cricket to look at his cards.


3. to play cricket.

[ 1590-1600; criquet goal post, perh. krick ( e ) arm, crosspiece, gallows ]

cricket 3

/krik"it/ , n.

a small, low stool.

[ 1635-45; of obscure orig.; cf. cracket, with same sense ]

cricket 4

/krik"it/ , n.

(on a sloping roof) a small roof for diverting rain water around an obstruction, as a chimney.

[ of uncert. orig. ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .