Definition and Meanings for cream

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Cream is ranked 24,503 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of cream

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of cream

f. cr, perh. fr. ll. crema cream of milk; cf. l. cremor thick juice or broth, perh. akin to cremare to burn

Meaning of cream


as noun

  • 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.
  • the part of any liquor that rises, and collects on the surface.
  • a delicacy of several kinds prepared for the table from cream, etc., or so as to resemble cream.
  • a cosmetic; a creamlike medicinal preparation.
  • 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.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to skim, or take off by skimming, as cream.
  • to take off the best or choicest part of.
  • to furnish with, or as with, cream.

as intransitive verb

  • 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.
  • No antonyms for cream

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