crease

1
[ krees ]
/ kris /

noun

verb (used with object), creased, creas·ing.

to make a crease or creases in or on; wrinkle.
to wound or stun by a furrowing or superficial shot: The bullet merely creased his shoulder.

verb (used without object), creased, creas·ing.

to become creased.

Origin of crease

1
1400–50; late Middle English creeste, crest, apparently special use of crest

Related forms

crease·less, adjectivecreas·er, nounun·creased, adjective

Definition for crease (2 of 3)

crease

2
[ krees ]
/ kris /

noun

Definition for crease (3 of 3)

creese

or crease, kris

[ krees ]
/ kris /

noun

a short sword or heavy dagger with a wavy blade, used by the Malays.

Origin of creese

1570–80; < Malay kəris (spelling keris)
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British Dictionary definitions for crease (1 of 3)

crease

1
/ (kriːs) /

noun

verb

Derived Forms

creaseless, adjectivecreaser, nouncreasy, adjective

Word Origin for crease

C15: from earlier crēst; probably related to Old French cresté wrinkled

British Dictionary definitions for crease (2 of 3)

crease

2
/ (kriːs) /

noun

a rare spelling of kris

British Dictionary definitions for crease (3 of 3)

creese

/ (kriːs) /

noun

a rare spelling of kris
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Medicine definitions for crease

crease

[ krēs ]

n.

A line made by folding or wrinkling, as in the skin.
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