noun, plural crèch·es [kresh-iz, krey-shiz; French kresh] /ˈkrɛʃ ɪz, ˈkreɪ ʃɪz; French krɛʃ/.
- crystallographic axis,
- crème anglaise,
- crème brûlée,
- crème caramel,
- crème d'ananas
Origin of crèche
Examples from the Web for creche
To tell such a man what the Creche is would be to tie a rope around the neck of every android alive.
Energy swept out of the grids, through the coils of the projectors and out over the blind cube of the Creche.
The creche, it turned out, while not in the city of Omlu itself, was not too far out to reach easily by car.Masters of Space|Edward Elmer Smith
So soon as they had left the creche he began to speak of the horror the babies in their incubating cases had caused him.When the Sleeper Wakes|Herbert George Wells
"But the Creche is here, and I am here to guard it as my forefathers did," Merrick said.
- a day nursery for very young children
- a supervised play area provided for young children for short periods
Word Origin for crèche
"Christmas manger scene," 1792, from French crèche, from Old French cresche (13c.) "crib, manger, stall," ultimately from a Germanic source, cf. Old High German kripja, Old English cribb (see crib). Also "a public nursery for infants where they are cared for while their mothers are at work" (1854).