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cricket2 a game played outdoors with a ball, bats, and wickets at either end of the field, by two opposing teams of eleven members each. [3 definitions]
cricoid of, pertaining to, or involving a ring-shaped cartilage surrounding the trachea and forming the back part of the larynx. [2 definitions]
cried past tense and past participle of cry.
crier one who cries. [2 definitions]
crime an act that violates the law of a state, nation, or other entity, and that endangers the public welfare in some way. [3 definitions]
crimeless combined form of crime.
crime of passion a crime committed by a person in a condition of extreme anger, jealousy, or the like.
crime passionel (French) crime of passion; a crime committed in extreme passion, esp. sexual or romantic jealousy.
crime scene a location being investigated by police or other officials because a crime has been committed there and because such location may provide forensic evidence.
criminal of, pertaining to, or having the nature of crime, esp. as opposed to civil violations. [4 definitions]
criminal conversation in law, adultery.
criminality the condition or fact of being criminal.
criminal law that area of law having to do with crime and its punishment.
criminal lawyer a lawyer who specialized in representing clients accused of criminal offenses.
criminate to accuse of a crime. [3 definitions]
criminology the scientific study of crime, criminal behavior, and criminal law systems.
crimp to press into small, regular folds or waves; corrugate. [7 definitions]
crimpy having narrow folds or waves; frizzy, esp. hair.
crimson a dark reddish purple color.
cringe to crouch or shrink back, usu. in fear or distaste; cower. [3 definitions]
cringle a small ring or loop of metal or rope attached to the edge of a sail, through which to run a line.