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Cream meaning

cream - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. put on cream, as on one's face or body; " She creams her face every night"
  2. 2. The rich, oily, and yellowish part of milk, which, when the milk stands unagitated, rises, and collects on the surface. It is the part of milk from which butter is obtained.
  3. 3. The part of any liquor that rises, and collects on the surface.
  4. 4. A delicacy of several kinds prepared for the table from cream, etc., or so as to resemble cream.
  5. 5. A cosmetic; a creamlike medicinal preparation.
  6. 6. The best or choicest part of a thing; the quintessence; as, the cream of a jest or story; the cream of a collection of books or pictures.
  7. 7. To skim, or take off by skimming, as cream.
  8. 8. To take off the best or choicest part of.
  9. 9. To furnish with, or as with, cream.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. Creamy.
  12. 12. The fatty part of milk; the best part.
  13. 13. To form cream or thick froth.

cream - examples of usage

  1. The first may have only one- half, or in extreme cases one- fourth, the cream of the last. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. But the first flush of his manhood had gone; the cream had been stolen. - "Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course", W. B. M. Ferguson.
  3. But, though they are ever moving, they are ever at home: who once lived the favourites of heaven, and fed upon the cream of the earth; but now are little regarded by either: whose society is entirely confined to themselves, except in the commercial line. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
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