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Definitions of cradle

  1. where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence; "the birthplace of civilization" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. bring up from infancy Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a baby bed with sides and rockers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a trough on rockers used by gold miners to shake earth in water in order to separate the gold Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. birth of a person; "he was taught from the cradle never to cry" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. run with the stick, in Lacrosse Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. hold gently and carefully; "He cradles the child in his arms" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. wash in a cradle; of gold Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. cut grain with a cradle scythe Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. rock or place in or as if in a cradle; "He cradled the infant in his arms" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. wash in a cradle; "cradle gold" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. hold or place in or as if in a cradle; "He cradled the infant in his arms" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Infancy, or very early life. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. A tool used in mezzotint engraving, which, by a rocking motion, raises burrs on the surface of the plate, so preparing the ground. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. A case for a broken or dislocated limb. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. A frame to keep the bedclothes from contact with the person. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. A machine on rockers, used in washing out auriferous earth; -- also called a rocker. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. A suspended scaffold used in shafts. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. The ribbing for vaulted ceilings and arches intended to be covered with plaster. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. To lay to rest, or rock, as in a cradle; to lull or quiet, as by rocking. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. To nurse or train in infancy. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. To cut and lay with a cradle, as grain. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. To transport a vessel by means of a cradle. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. To lie or lodge, as in a cradle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. A baby's crib or little bed, often on rockers; infancy; birthplace or origin; as, the cradle of liberty; something resembling in shape a baby's cradle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. To rock or place in a cradle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. Arch protecting a part from bed-clothing. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  32. A bed or crib in which children are rocked: (fig.) infancy: a frame in which anything is imbedded: a case for a broken, limb: a frame under a ship for launching it: an implement for reaping grain by hand. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. To lay or rock in a cradle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. A rocking bed for a child; scythe with fingers for cutting grain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. To lay in a cradle; to cut with a cradle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. To put into or rock in a cradle; soothe; nurse; nurture. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. To reap or wash with a cradle, as wheat or ore. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. A rocking or swinging bed for an infant; birthplace; origin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. A scythe with fingers that catch the grain when cut. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. A frame for sustaining a vessel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. A box on rockers for washing ore. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. A crib for rocking children to sleep; birthplace or nursery: infancy; a frame in which a thing is embedded; a case in which a broken leg is laid after being set; a case to protect a wound: a frame placed under the bottom of a ship for launching; a standing bedstead for wounded seamen: a steel instrument resembling a chisel, with one sloping side, used in scraping mezzotints and preparing the plate; a frame of wood with long bending teeth fastened to a scythe, for cutting and laying oats and other grain in a swathe; a contrivance to prevent horses from bitting; a gold-washing machine. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. To lay or rock in a cradle; to compose or quiet; to nurse in infancy; to cut and lay corn with a cradle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. A movable bed in which children are rocked to sleep; infancy; a framework used for various purposes, as in shipbuilding; a rocking-machine. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  45. To lay or rock in a cradle; to nurse tenderly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  46. kr[=a]'dl, n. a bed or crib in which children are rocked: (fig.) infancy: the place where one is born and brought up: a frame in which anything is imbedded: a case for a broken limb: a frame under a ship for launching it: a box on rockers for washing auriferous dirt.--v.t. to lay or rock in a cradle: to nurture.--adj. CR[=A]'DLED, laid in a cradle.--ns. CR[=A]'DLE-SCYTHE, a broad scythe used in a cradle for cutting grain; CR[=A]'DLE-WALK, an avenue arched over with trees; CR[=A]'DLING.--FROM THE CRADLE, from birth, from the first. [A.S. cradol; ety. obscure.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  47. A semicircle of thin wood, or strips of wood, used for preventing the contact of the bed-clothes in wounds, fractures, &c. An ordinance of the Grand Duke of Tuscany forbade mothers and nurses to sleep with a child near them, unless it was placed under a solid cradle of this kind, in order that no accident might arise from overlaying. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  48. A frame for supporting the bed-clothes and thus preventing them from corning into contact with the body. na
  49. Bed, cot, for infant, mounted on rockers; from the c., from infancy; (fig.) place in which thing is nurtured in earliest stage, as c. of an art, of a nation; framework resembling c., esp. (Naut.) that on which ship rests during construction or repairs; frame attached to scythe to lay corn evenly; (Engraving) kind of serrated chisel, rocking-tool; (Mining) trough on rockers in which auriferous earth is shaken in water; CAT\'s-c.; (v.t.) place in (child\'s, ship\'s) c., contain or shelter as c., mow (corn) with c.-scythe. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  50. Frame for keeping bed-clothes from a wounded limb. American pocket medical dictionary.
  51. [O.E.] A steel instrument used in preparing the ground of a mezzotint plate. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  52. n. [Anglo-Saxon] [Welsh] A swinging or rocking bed for infants; the place in which any thing is nurtured or protected in its infancy; —a light framework added to a scythe, for- receiving the grain cut; —an instrument used in preparing plates for mezzotints; —a framework of timbers used to support a vessel on the stocks; —a case for a broken bone. Cabinet Dictionary
  53. A moveable bed, on which children or sick persons are agitated with a smooth motion; infancy, or the first part of life; with surgeons, a case for a broken bone; with shipwrights, a frame of timber raised along the outside of a ship. Complete Dictionary

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