cream

Cream is the part of milk that's especially rich, creamy, and fatty. Many people like to add cream to their coffee.

Heavy cream can be whipped until it's thick, and light cream might be added to a soup or sauce to add richness. Another kind of cream is a thick lotion, like a skin cream or a night cream. When you cream ingredients together, you mix them until they're fluffy. Calling someone "the cream of the crop," means they're the very best at what they do, and when you cream someone in a game of tennis, you win easily.

Definitions of cream
  1. noun
    the part of milk containing the butterfat
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    Devonshire cream, clotted cream
    thick cream made from scalded milk
    double creme, heavy whipping cream
    cream with a fat content of 48% or more
    heavy cream
    contains more than 36% butterfat
    coffee cream, light cream, single cream
    cream that has at least 18% butterfat
    sour cream, soured cream
    artificially soured light cream
    light whipping cream, whipping cream
    cream that has enough butterfat (30% to 36%) to be whipped
    type of:
    dairy product
    milk and butter and cheese
  2. verb
    add cream to one's coffee, for example
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    modify
    make less severe or harsh or extreme
  3. verb
    remove from the surface
    “skim cream from the surface of milk”
    synonyms: cream off, skim, skim off
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    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
  4. noun
    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
    synonyms: emollient, ointment
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    cold cream, coldcream, face cream, vanishing cream
    a cream used cosmetically (mostly by women) for softening and cleaning the skin
    hand cream
    moisturizing cream for the hands
    lanolin
    an emollient containing wool fat (a fatty substance obtained from the wool of sheep)
    nard, spikenard
    an aromatic ointment used in antiquity
    sun blocker, sunblock, sunscreen
    a cream spread on the skin; contains a chemical (as PABA) to filter out ultraviolet light and so protect from sunburn
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    toilet articles, toiletry
    artifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body)
  5. verb
    put on cream, as on one's face or body
    “She creams her face every night”
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    apply, put on
    apply to a surface
  6. noun
    the best people or things in a group
    “the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War”
    synonyms: pick
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    elite, elite group
    a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
  7. verb
    make creamy by beating
    Cream the butter”
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    beat, scramble
    stir vigorously
  8. verb
    beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
    synonyms: annihilate, bat, clobber, drub, lick, thrash
    flail, lam, thrash, thresh
    give a thrashing to; beat hard
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    beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
    come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
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