Found 3 items, similar to cradle.
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n 1: a baby bed with sides and rockers
2: where something originated or was nurtured in its early
existence; “the birthplace of civilization”
place of origin
3: birth of a person; “he was taught from the cradle never to
4: a trough on rockers used by gold miners to shake earth in
water in order to separate the gold [syn: rocker
v 1: hold gently and carefully; “He cradles the child in his
2: bring up from infancy
3: hold or place in or as if in a cradle; “He cradled the
infant in his arms”
4: cut grain with a cradle scythe
5: wash in a cradle; “cradle gold”
6: run with the stick
English → English
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cradled
(-d'ld); p. pr.
& vb. n. Cradling
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.
(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
The cradle that received thee at thy birth.
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.
(a) A case for a broken or dislocated limb.
(b) A frame to keep the bedclothes from contact with the
(a) A machine on rockers, used in washing out auriferous
earth; -- also called a rocker
(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.
. See under Cat
, a sunken place in a road, caused by thawing,
or by travel over a soft spot.
, a broad scythe used in a cradle for cutting
, v. i.
To lie or lodge, as in a cradle.
Withered roots and husks wherein the acorn cradled.