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cream - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'cream' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Cream [ n.]
- 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.
- The part of any liquor that rises, and collects on the surface.
- A delicacy of several kinds prepared for the table from cream, etc., or so as to resemble cream.
- A cosmetic; a creamlike medicinal preparation.
- 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.
2 . 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.
3 . Cream [ v. t.]
- To skim, or take off by skimming, as cream.
- To take off the best or choicest part of.
- To furnish with, or as with, cream.

Meaning of 'cream' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . cream [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the best people or things in a group
Example in sentence:
  • the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War
2 . cream [ v]
Meaning (2):
- make creamy by beating
Example in sentence:
  • Cream the butter
Meaning (3):
- put on cream, as on one's face or body
Example in sentence:
  • She creams her face every night
Meaning (4):
- remove from the surface
Example in sentence:
  • skim cream from the surface of milk
Meaning (5):
- beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
Example in sentence:
  • We licked the other team on Sunday!