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CREEPER

 Dictionary entry overview: What does creeper mean? 

CREEPER (noun)
  The noun CREEPER has 3 senses:

1. any plant (as ivy or periwinkle) that grows by creeping
2. a person who crawls or creeps along the ground
3. any of various small insectivorous birds of the northern hemisphere that climb up a tree trunk supporting themselves on stiff tail feathers and their feet

  Familiarity information: CREEPER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CREEPER (noun)


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Meaning:

Any plant (as ivy or periwinkle) that grows by creeping

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("creeper" is a kind of...):

tracheophyte; vascular plant (green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms)


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Meaning:

A person who crawls or creeps along the ground

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

crawler; creeper

Hypernyms ("creeper" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)


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Meaning:

Any of various small insectivorous birds of the northern hemisphere that climb up a tree trunk supporting themselves on stiff tail feathers and their feet

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

tree creeper; creeper

Hypernyms ("creeper" is a kind of...):

oscine; oscine bird (passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "creeper"):

American creeper; brown creeper; Certhia americana (a common creeper in North America with a down-curved bill)

Certhia familiaris; European creeper (common European brown-and-buff tree creeper with down-curved bill)

Tichodroma muriaria; tichodrome; wall creeper (crimson-and-grey songbird that inhabits town walls and mountain cliffs of southern Eurasia and northern Africa)

Holonyms ("creeper" is a member of...):

Certhiidae; family Certhiidae (creepers)


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