Nearby words

  1. crazyweed,
  2. crc,
  3. cre,
  4. creak,
  5. creaky,
  6. cream cheese,
  7. cream cracker,
  8. cream ice,
  9. cream of coconut,
  10. cream of tartar

Idioms

    cream of the crop, the best or choicest: a college that accepts only students who are the cream of the crop.

Origin of cream

1300–50; Middle English creme < Anglo-French, Old French cresme < Late Latin chrīsma chrism

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British Dictionary definitions for cream

cream

/ (kriːm) /

noun

verb

Derived Formscreamlike, adjective

Word Origin for cream

C14: from Old French cresme, from Late Latin crāmum cream, of Celtic origin; influenced by Church Latin chrisma unction, chrism

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Word Origin and History for cream
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Medicine definitions for cream

cream

[ krēm ]

n.

The yellowish fatty component of unhomogenized milk that tends to accumulate at the surface.
A pharmaceutical preparation consisting of a semisolid emulsion of either the oil-in-water or the water-in-oil type, ordinarily intended for topical use.

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