See under creeper (def 6).
a person or thing that creeps.
Botany. a plant that grows upon or just beneath the surface of the ground, or upon any other surface, sending out rootlets from the stem, as ivy and couch grass.
Often, creepers. a one-piece garment for an infant, the lower portion resembling briefs and having snaps or buttons across the crotch for convenience in diapering.
Chiefly Northeastern U.S. a spiked iron plate worn on the shoe to prevent slipping on ice, rock, etc.
Also called cradle. Automotive. a flat framework on casters, on which a mechanic lies while working under an automobile or the like.
Ornithology. any of various birds that creep or climb about on trees, especially of the family Certhiidae, as Certhia americana (brown creeper or tree creeper) of the Northern Hemisphere.
a domestic fowl having malformed, short legs, due to a genetic defect.
a grappling device for dragging a river, lake, etc.
Also, creep. Slang. a sneak thief.
Slang. a person who makes persistent sexual advances toward someone, or who cheats on a sexual partner.
Slang. creep (def 18).
Slang. a person who follows someone persistently or stealthily; a stalker.
a small bush bird, Finschia novaeseelandiae, of South Island, New Zealand Also called bush canary
a person or animal that creeps
a plant, such as the ivy or periwinkle, that grows by creeping
(US & Canadian) Also called tree creeper. any small songbird of the family Certhiidae of the N hemisphere, having a brown-and-white plumage and slender downward-curving bill. They creep up trees to feed on insects
a hooked instrument for dragging deep water
Also called cradle. a flat board or framework mounted on casters, used to lie on when working under cars
(cricket) Also called daisy cutter. a bowled ball that keeps low or travels along the ground
either of a pair of low iron supports for logs in a hearth
(informal) a shoe with a soft sole
The lowest gear on a truck (1930s+ Truckers)
A performer who moves closer and closer to the microphone (1940s+ Radio studio)
A sneak thief: He knew they couldn’t be boosters or creepers, not flashing their bread the way these two were doing (1930s+ Underworld)
a town in SE Wisconsin.
a cold, dark star that is too small to initiate the nuclear reactions that generate heat and light. noun a type of celestial body midway in mass between a large planet and a small star brown dwarf A celestial body with insufficient mass to sustain the nuclear fusion that produces radiant energy in normal stars. […]
noun an intrazonal soil of temperate humid regions typically developed under deciduous forest into a dark rich layer (mull): characteristic of much of southern and central England Historical Examples The Black Pearl Mrs. Wilson Woodrow A Maid of the Kentucky Hills Edwin Carlile Litsey The Octopus Frank Norris Chambers’s Elementary Science Readers Various In Pastures […]
a composite plant, Rudbeckia triloba, of the southeastern U.S., having a single flower with yellow rays darkening to an orange orbrown at the base and a brownish-black disk.