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Meaning of CRIB

Pronunciation:  krib

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a card game in which each player is dealt 6 cards and discards one or two to make up the crib
  2. [n]  baby bed with high sides
  3. [n]  a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)
  4. [v]  line with beams or planks, as of construction holes
  5. [v]  take unauthorized (intellectual material)
  6. [v]  use a crib, as in an exam

CRIB is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cot, cribbage, pony, trot
 See Also: baby bed, baby's bed, card game, cards, cheat, chisel, interlingual rendition, lift, line, plagiarise, plagiarize, rendering, translation, version



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Crib\ (kr?b), n. [AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, D. krib,
    kribbe, Dan. krybbe, G. krippe, and perh. to MHG. krebe
    basket, G, korb, and E. rip a sort of wicker basket.]
    1. A manger or rack; a feeding place for animals.
             The steer lion at one crib shall meet. --Pope.
    2. A stall for oxen or other cattle.
             Where no oxen are, the crib is clean. --Prov. xiv.
    3. A small inclosed bedstead or cot for a child.
    4. A box or bin, or similar wooden structure, for storing
       grain, salt, etc.; as, a crib for corn or oats.
    5. A hovel; a hut; a cottage.
             Why rather, Sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, . . .
             Than in the perfumed chambers of the great? --Shak.
    6. (Mining) A structure or frame of timber for a foundation,
       or for supporting a roof, or for lining a shaft.
    7. A structure of logs to be anchored with stones; -- used
       for docks, pier, dams, etc.
    8. A small raft of timber. [Canada]
    9. A small theft; anything purloined;; a plagiaris?; hence, a
       translation or key, etc., to aid a student in preparing or
       reciting his lessons. [Colloq.]
             The Latin version technically called a crib. --Ld.
             Occasional perusal of the Pagan writers, assisted by
             a crib.                               --Wilkie
    10. A miner's luncheon. [Cant] --Raymond.
    11. (Card Playing) The discarded cards which the dealer can
        use in scoring points in cribbage.
  2. \Crib\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cribbed} (kr?bd); p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Cribbing}.]
    1. To shut up or confine in a narrow habitation; to cage; to
             If only the vital energy be not cribbed or cramped.
                                                   --I. Taylor.
             Now I am cabin'd, cribbed, confined.  --Shak.
    2. To pilfer or purloin; hence, to steal from an author; to
       appropriate; to plagiarize; as, to crib a line from
       Milton. [Colloq.]
             Child, being fond of toys, cribbed the necklace.
  3. \Crib\, v. i.
    1. To crowd together, or to be confined, as in a crib or in
       narrow accommodations. [R.]
             Who sought to make . . . bishops to crib in a
             Presbyterian trundle bed.             --Gauden.
    2. To make notes for dishonest use in recitation or
       examination. [College Cant]
    3. To seize the manger or other solid object with the teeth
       and draw in wind; -- said of a horse.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a crib in your dream, suggests that you are harvesting or "babying" a new idea, creation or project. Alternatively, it may refer to your nurturing, protective, and caring nature. A more literal interpretation of this symbol, suggests that you may be yearning for a baby or that you are expecting a baby.
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