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English noun: cream

1. cream (group) the best people or things in a group

SamplesThe cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War.


Broader (hypernym)elite, elite group

2. cream (food) the part of milk containing the butterfat

Broader (hypernym)dairy product

Narrower (hyponym)clotted cream, coffee cream, Devonshire cream, double creme, heavy cream, heavy whipping cream, light cream, light whipping cream, single cream, sour cream, soured cream, whipping cream

3. cream (artifact) toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin

Synonymsemollient, ointment

Broader (hypernym)toilet articles, toiletry

Narrower (hyponym)cold cream, coldcream, face cream, hand cream, lanolin, nard, spikenard, sun blocker, sunblock, sunscreen, vanishing cream

English verb: cream

1. cream (contact) make creamy by beating

SamplesCream the butter.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)beat, scramble

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

2. cream (contact) beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

SamplesWe licked the other team on Sunday!.

Synonymsbat, clobber, drub, lick, thrash

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

Verb groupflail, lam, thrash, thresh

3. cream (contact) put on cream, as on one's face or body

SamplesShe creams her face every night.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)apply, put on

4. cream (contact) remove from the surface

SamplesSkim cream from the surface of milk.

Synonymscream off, skim, skim off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

5. cream (change) add cream to one's coffee, for example

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)modify

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