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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.


Synonymspick


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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