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Meaning of CRADLE

Pronunciation:  'kreydl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a baby bed with sides and rockers
  2. [n]  a trough on rockers used by gold miners to shake earth in water in order to separate the gold
  3. [n]  where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence; "the birthplace of civilization"
  4. [n]  birth of a person; "he was taught from the cradle never to cry"
  5. [v]  run with the stick, in Lacrosse
  6. [v]  hold gently and carefully; "He cradles the child in his arms"
  7. [v]  wash in a cradle; of gold
  8. [v]  cut grain with a cradle scythe
  9. [v]  rock or place in or as if in a cradle; "He cradled the infant in his arms"
  10. [v]  bring up from infancy
 

CRADLE is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: birthplace, place of origin, provenance, rock
 
 See Also: baby bed, baby's bed, beginning, birth, bring up, cut, hold, launder, move back and forth, nurture, origin, parent, play, raise, rear, rocker, root, rootage, source, take hold, trough, wash

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cra"dle\ (kr[=a]d'l), n. [AS. cradel, cradol, prob. from
    Celtic; cf. Gael. creathall, Ir. craidhal, W. cryd a shaking
    or rocking, a cradle; perh. akin to E. crate.]
    1. A bed or cot for a baby, oscillating on rockers or
       swinging on pivots; hence, the place of origin, or in
       which anything is nurtured or protected in the earlier
       period of existence; as, a cradle of crime; the cradle of
       liberty.
    
             The cradle that received thee at thy birth.
                                                   --Cowper.
    
             No sooner was I crept out of my cradle But I was
             made a king, at nine months old.      --Shak.
    
    2. Infancy, or very early life.
    
             From their cradles bred together.     --Shak.
    
             A form of worship in which they had been educated
             from their cradles. --Clarendon.
    
    3. (Agric.) An implement consisting of a broad scythe for
       cutting grain, with a set of long fingers parallel to the
       scythe, designed to receive the grain, and to lay it
       evenly in a swath.
    
    4. (Engraving) A tool used in mezzotint engraving, which, by
       a rocking motion, raises burrs on the surface of the
       plate, so preparing the ground.
    
    5. A framework of timbers, or iron bars, moving upon ways or
       rollers, used to support, lift, or carry ships or other
       vessels, heavy guns, etc., as up an inclined plane, or
       across a strip of land, or in launching a ship.
    
    6. (Med.)
       (a) A case for a broken or dislocated limb.
       (b) A frame to keep the bedclothes from contact with the
           person.
    
    7. (Mining)
       (a) A machine on rockers, used in washing out auriferous
           earth; -- also called a {rocker}. [U.S.]
       (b) A suspended scaffold used in shafts.
    
    8. (Carp.) The ribbing for vaulted ceilings and arches
       intended to be covered with plaster. --Knight.
    
    9. (Naut.) The basket or apparatus in which, when a line has
       been made fast to a wrecked ship from the shore, the
       people are brought off from the wreck.
    
    {Cat's cradle}. See under {Cat}.
    
    {Cradle hole}, a sunken place in a road, caused by thawing,
       or by travel over a soft spot.
    
    {Cradle scythe}, a broad scythe used in a cradle for cutting
       grain.
    
    
  2. \Cra"dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cradled} (-d'ld); p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Cradling} (-dl?ng).]
    1. To lay to rest, or rock, as in a cradle; to lull or quiet,
       as by rocking.
    
             It cradles their fears to sleep.      --D. A. Clark.
    
    2. To nurse or train in infancy.
    
             He that hath been cradled in majesty will not leave
             the throne to play with beggars.      --Glanvill.
    
    3. To cut and lay with a cradle, as grain.
    
    4. To transport a vessel by means of a cradle.
    
             In Lombardy . . . boats are cradled and transported
             over the grade.                       --Knight.
    
    {To cradle a picture}, to put ribs across the back of a
       picture, to prevent the panels from warping.
    
    
  3. \Cra"dle\, v. i.
    To lie or lodge, as in a cradle.
    
          Withered roots and husks wherein the acorn cradled.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a cradle in your dream, symbolizes a dependent relationship. You may feel the need to be protected and cared for. Your dream maybe telling you to regain some control and independence in your life. Alternatively, it represents a new project or fresh start.
 
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