cream


cream
[[t]kri͟ːm[/t]]
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creams, creaming, creamed
1) N-UNCOUNT Cream is a thick yellowish-white liquid taken from milk. You can use it in cooking or put it on fruit or desserts.

...strawberries and cream.

2) N-UNCOUNT: N of n Cream is used in the names of soups that contain cream or milk.

...cream of mushroom soup.

3) N-VAR A cream is a substance that you rub into your skin, for example to keep it soft or to heal or protect it.
See also face cream

Gently apply the cream to the affected areas.

...sun protection creams.

4) COLOUR Something that is cream is yellowish-white in colour.

...cream silk stockings.

...a cream-coloured Persian cat.

5) N-SING-COLL: the N of n Cream is used in expressions such as the cream of society and the cream of British athletes to refer to the best people or things of a particular kind.

The Ball was attended by the cream of Hollywood society.

...the cream of Chicago's 200 jazz and blues clubs.

Syn:
PHRASE You can refer to the best people or things of a particular kind as the cream of the crop.
6) See also , peaches and cream, , shaving cream
Phrasal Verbs:

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  • cream — [krēm] n. [ME creme < OFr craime, cresme, prob. a blend of LL(Ec) chrisma (see CHRISM) & VL crama < Celt base (as in Bret crammen, skin, surface), ult. < IE base * (s)ker , to cut > L corium, hide] 1. the oily, yellowish part of milk …   English World dictionary

  • Cream — (kr[=e]m), n. [F. cr[^e]me, perh. fr. LL. crema cream of milk; cf. L. cremor thick juice or broth, perh. akin to cremare to burn.] 1. The rich, oily, and yellowish part of milk, which, when the milk stands unagitated, rises, and collects on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cream — 〈[ kri:m] f.; ; unz.〉 Creme, Sahne, Rahm [engl.] * * * Cream [kri:m ], die; , s [engl. cream < afrz. cresme, ↑ Creme]: engl. Bez. für: Creme. * * * Cream   [krɪːm, englisch], britisches Rocktrio, gegründet 1966 von dem Gitarristen E. Clapton,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • cream — cream·able; cream; cream·ery; cream·i·ly; cream·i·ness; cream·less; cream·er; …   English syllables

  • cream´i|ly — cream|y «KREE mee», adjective, cream|i|er, cream|i|est. 1. like cream; smooth and soft. 2. having much cream in it: »pie with a rich, creamy filling …   Useful english dictionary

  • cream|y — «KREE mee», adjective, cream|i|er, cream|i|est. 1. like cream; smooth and soft. 2. having much cream in it: »pie with a rich, creamy filling …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cream — Cream, v. i. To form or become covered with cream; to become thick like cream; to assume the appearance of cream; hence, to grow stiff or formal; to mantle. [1913 Webster] There are a sort of men whose visages Do cream and mantle like a standing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cream — Cream, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Creamed} (kr?md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Creaming}.] 1. To skim, or take off by skimming, as cream. [1913 Webster] 2. To take off the best or choicest part of. [1913 Webster] 3. To furnish with, or as with, cream. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cream — ► NOUN 1) the thick white or pale yellow fatty liquid which rises to the top when milk is left to stand. 2) a dessert or other food containing cream or having a creamy consistency. 3) a thick liquid or semi solid cosmetic or medical preparation.… …   English terms dictionary

  • cream|er — «KREE muhr», noun. 1. a small pitcher for holding cream; cream pitcher. 2. a machine for separating cream from milk; separator. 3. a refrigerator in which milk is placed while the cream is rising. 4. a powdery creaming agent similar to dried milk …   Useful english dictionary

  • cream|er|y — «KREE muhr ee», noun, plural er|ies. 1. a place where butter and cheese are made. 2. a place where cream, milk, and butter are bought or sold. 3. a place where milk is set for the cream to rise …   Useful english dictionary


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