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Definition of CREAM

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ˈkrēm How to pronounce cream (audio)

1 : the yellowish part of milk containing from 18 to about 40 percent butterfat

2a : a food prepared with cream

b : something having the consistency of cream especially : a usually emulsified medicinal or cosmetic preparation

3 : the choicest part : best There were ten men in my boat, and they were the cream of Company L.— Jack London They were still the cream of the crop, socially surpassing not only their constituents but also their colleagues in Congress.Edmund S. Morgan

5a : a pale yellow

b : a cream-colored animal

creamed; creaming; creams

intransitive verb

1 : to form cream or a surface layer like the cream on standing milk

2 : to break into or cause something to break into a creamy froth also : to move like froth

transitive verb

b : to remove (something choice) from an aggregate she has creamed off her favorite stories from her earlier books — The Times Literary Supplement (London)

2 : to furnish, prepare, or treat with cream also : to dress with a cream sauce

3a : to beat into a creamy froth

b : to work or blend to the consistency of cream cream butter and sugar together

c : to cause to form a surface layer of or like cream

4a : to defeat decisively was creamed in the first round

b : wreck creamed the car on the turnpike c : to hit with force : smash the quarterback got creamed by the pass rush