- a ridge or groove produced in anything by folding, heat, pressure, etc.; fold; furrow.
- a wrinkle, especially one on the face.
- the straight, vertical edge or line produced in the front and back of trousers, especially men's trousers, by pressing, as with a steam presser or iron.
- Ice Hockey. the marked rectangular area in front of each goal cage, into which an offensive player can skate only if that player has the puck, if the puck is already within the area, or if the goalie is absent.
- 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.
- to become creased.
Origin of crease1
Synonyms for crease
Examples from the Web for creaseless
Contemporary Examples of creaseless
He is short and enthusiastic, with gray hair and the creaseless skin of a middle-aged Californian.Can Daniel Amen Read Your Mind?
December 14, 2012
Historical Examples of creaseless
They sat side by side in the long, open car, facing the chauffeur's creaseless back.The Roll-Call
Fumbling nervously in the pocket of his creaseless white waistcoat he brought forth a death notice.Average Jones
Samuel Hopkins Adams
He slid his hand into the inner pocket of the creaseless morning coat and drew out a note-book and two or three letters.Cleek, the Master Detective
Thomas W. Hanshew
Mr. Pierce sat solid and square, a static force neatly buttoned into a creaseless suit.The Clarion
Samuel Hopkins Adams
The pillow-cases and the end of the sheet, which was turned down over the blankets, were clean and creaseless.The Helpmate
- a line or mark produced by folding, pressing, or wrinkling
- a wrinkle or furrow, esp on the face
- cricket any three lines near each wicket marking positions for the bowler or batsmanSee also bowling crease, popping crease, return crease
- ice hockey the small rectangular area in front of each goal cage
- Also called: goal crease lacrosse the circular area surrounding the goal
- to make or become wrinkled or furrowed
- (tr) to graze with a bullet, causing superficial injury
- (often foll by up) slang to be or cause to be greatly amused
Word Origin for crease
- a rare spelling of kris
1660s, altered from creaste "a ridge," perhaps a variant of crest, via meaning "a fold in a length of cloth" (mid-15c.) which produced a crest. As a verb, from 1580s. Related: Creased; creasing.
- A line made by folding or wrinkling, as in the skin.