(noun, adjective, verb)


1. Cream-coloured; having a yellowish white colour.


1. the best people or things in a group

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

Similar word(s): pick

Definition categories: group, elite

2. the part of milk containing the butterfat

Definition categories: food

3. 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

Similar word(s): emollient, ointment

Definition categories: man–made, toiletry

Sentences with cream as a noun:

- Take 100 ml of cream and 50 grams of sugar …

- cream colour:

- the cream of the crop;  the cream of a collection of books or pictures

- You look really sunburnt; you should apply some cream.


1. make creamy by beating

- Cream the butter

Definition categories: contact, beat, scramble

2. beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

Similar word(s): bat, clobber, drub, lick, thrash

Definition categories: contact, beat, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

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

- She creams her face every night

Definition categories: contact, apply

4. remove from the surface

- skim cream from the surface of milk

Similar word(s): skim

Definition categories: contact, remove, take, withdraw

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

Definition categories: change, modify

Sentences with cream as a verb:

- Cream the vegetables with the olive oil, flour, salt and water mixture.

- We creamed the opposing team!