Meaning of “cricket” in the English Dictionary

"cricket" in British English

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uk /ˈkrɪk.ɪt/ us /ˈkrɪk.ɪt/

cricket noun (GAME)

A2 [ U ] a sport in which two teams of eleven players try to score runs (= points) by hitting a small, hard ball with a bat, and running between two sets of small wooden posts:

a cricket ball/bat

More examples

  • Binns played cricket for his county in his youth.
  • Are you coming to cricket practice this evening?
  • The England cricket team is currently on tour in Pakistan.
  • He spent the entire afternoon watching a cricket match.
  • The cricket has been stopped due to bad weather.


(Definition of “cricket” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cricket" in American English

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us /ˈkrɪk·ɪt/

cricket noun (INSECT)

[ C ] a brown jumping insect that makes a loud, high, often repeated noise that you hear esp. at night

cricket noun (GAME)

[ U ] a team sport popular in England and some other countries, played with a small, hard ball and a bat (= wooden stick)

(Definition of “cricket” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)