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Meaning of CRONE

Pronunciation:  krown

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an ugly evil-looking old woman
 

CRONE is a 5 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: beldam, beldame, hag, witch
 
 See Also: old woman

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Crone\ (kr?n), n. [OD. kronie, karonie, an old sheep, OF.
carogne, F. charogne, carrion (also F. carogne illnatured
woman.). See {Carrion}, and {Crony}.]
1. An old ewe. [Obs.] --Tusser.

2. An old woman; -- usually in contempt.

         But still the crone was constant to her note.
                                               --Dryden.

3. An old man; especially, a man who talks and acts like an
   old woman. [R.]

         The old crone [a negro man] lived in a hovel, . . .
         which his master had given him.       --W. Irving.

         A few old battered crones of office.  --Beaconsfield.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bag, bat, beldam, biddy, dame, dowager, drab, frump, grandam, grandmother, granny, hag, old battle-ax, old dame, old girl, old granny, old lady, old trot, old wife, old woman, slattern, sloven, trot, war-horse, witch
 

 

 

 

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