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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cranekreɪn(n.; v.)craned, cran•ing.

  1. (n.)any of various large wading birds of the family Gruidae, with long legs, bill, and neck.

    Category: Ornithology

  2. (not used scientifically) any of various similar birds of other families, as the great blue heron.

    Category: Ornithology

  3. a device for lifting and moving heavy weights in suspension.

    Category: Machinery

  4. a similar device used by a fireplace for suspending pots over the fire.

  5. a vehicle having a long boom on which a television or motion-picture camera can be mounted for taking shots from high angles.

    Category: Motion Pictures, Radio and Television

  6. (v.t.)to stretch (the neck) as a crane does.

  7. (v.i.)to stretch out one's neck, esp. to see better.

  8. to hesitate at danger, difficulty, etc.

Origin of crane:

bef. 1000; ME; OE cran, c. MLG crān, OHG krano; akin to L grūs, Gk géranos

Cranekreɪn(n.)

  1. (Harold) Hart, 1899–1932, U.S. poet.

    Category: Biography

  2. Stephen, 1871–1900, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Crane, Stephen Crane(noun)

    United States writer (1871-1900)

  2. Crane, Hart Crane, Harold Hart Crane(noun)

    United States poet (1899-1932)

  3. Grus, Crane(noun)

    a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix

  4. crane(noun)

    lifts and moves heavy objects; lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis

  5. crane(verb)

    large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world

  6. crane, stretch out(verb)

    stretch (the neck) so as to see better

    "The women craned their necks to see the President drive by"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. crane(noun)ɪn

    a tall piece of equipment for moving large things

    ***The crane lifted the car.

  2. craneɪn

    a water bird with long legs and neck

    ***a crane wading in the shallow water

Wiktionary

  1. crane(Noun)

    A large bird of the order Gruiformes and the family Gruidae having long legs and a long neck which it extends when flying.

  2. crane(Noun)

    A mechanical lifting device, often used for lifting heavy loads for industrial or construction purposes.

  3. crane(Verb)

    To extend (one's neck).

  4. crane(Verb)

    To raise or lower with a crane.

  5. Origin: Old English cran, from kran-, from gerh₂-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crane(noun)

    a measure for fresh herrings, -- as many as will fill a barrel

  2. Crane(noun)

    a wading bird of the genus Grus, and allied genera, of various species, having a long, straight bill, and long legs and neck

  3. Crane(noun)

    a machine for raising and lowering heavy weights, and, while holding them suspended, transporting them through a limited lateral distance. In one form it consists of a projecting arm or jib of timber or iron, a rotating post or base, and the necessary tackle, windlass, etc.; -- so called from a fancied similarity between its arm and the neck of a crane See Illust. of Derrick

  4. Crane(noun)

    an iron arm with horizontal motion, attached to the side or back of a fireplace, for supporting kettles, etc., over a fire

  5. Crane(noun)

    a siphon, or bent pipe, for drawing liquors out of a cask

  6. Crane(noun)

    a forked post or projecting bracket to support spars, etc., -- generally used in pairs. See Crotch, 2

  7. Crane(verb)

    to cause to rise; to raise or lift, as by a crane; -- with up

  8. Crane(verb)

    to stretch, as a crane stretches its neck; as, to crane the neck disdainfully

  9. Crane(verb)

    to reach forward with head and neck, in order to see better; as, a hunter cranes forward before taking a leap

Freebase

  1. Crane

    Cranes are a clade of large, long-legged and long-necked birds in the group Gruiformes. There are fifteen species of crane in four genera. Unlike the similar-looking but unrelated herons, cranes fly with necks outstretched, not pulled back. Cranes live on all continents except Antarctica and South America. Most species of cranes are at the least classified as threatened, if not critically endangered, within their range. The plight of the Whooping Cranes of North America inspired some of the first US legislation to protect endangered species. They are opportunistic feeders that change their diet according to the season and their own nutrient requirements. They eat a range of items from suitably sized small rodents, fish, amphibians, and insects, to grain, berries, and plants. Cranes construct platform nests in shallow water, and typically lay two eggs at a time. Both parents help to rear the young, which remain with them until the next breeding season. Some species and populations of cranes migrate over long distances; others do not migrate at all. Cranes are solitary during the breeding season, occurring in pairs, but during the non-breeding season they are gregarious, forming large flocks where their numbers are sufficient.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

crane(noun)

a machine with a long arm and a chain, for raising heavy weights.

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