(noun, verb)


1. an angular or rounded shape made by folding

- a crease in his trousers

Similar word(s): bend, crimp, flexure, fold, plication

Definition categories: shape, angularity

2. a slight depression or fold in the smoothness of a surface

Similar word(s): crinkle, furrow, line, seam, wrinkle

Definition categories: shape, depression, impression, imprint

3. a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade

Similar word(s): creese, kris

Definition categories: man–made, dagger, sticker

Sentences with crease as a noun:

- His pants had a nice sharp crease.

- His shirt was brand new with visible creases from its store fold.


1. make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; `crisp' is archaic

- crease the paper like this to make a crane

Similar word(s): crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch, wrinkle

Definition categories: contact, fold

2. make wrinkled or creased

Similar word(s): furrow, wrinkle

Definition categories: contact, fold

3. scrape gently

Similar word(s): graze, rake

Definition categories: contact, brush

4. become wrinkled or crumpled or creased

Similar word(s): crinkle, crumple, rumple, wrinkle

Definition categories: change, fold

Sentences with crease as a verb:

- The bullet just creased his shoulder.