What does Cripple mean?

Definitions for Cripple
Crip·ple

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cripple(verb)

    someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back

  2. cripple, stultify(verb)

    deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless

    "This measure crippled our efforts"; "Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work"

  3. cripple, lame(verb)

    deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg

    "The accident has crippled her for life"

Wiktionary

  1. cripple(Noun)

    a person who has severe impairment in his physical abilities because of deformation, injury, or amputation of parts of the body.

    He returned from war a cripple.

    Etymology: From crypel, cognate with creopan; confer Dutch kreupel, German Krüppel, Old Norse cryppill.

  2. cripple(Noun)

    a shortened wooden stud or brace used to construct the portion of a wall above a door or above and below a window.

    Etymology: From crypel, cognate with creopan; confer Dutch kreupel, German Krüppel, Old Norse cryppill.

  3. cripple(Noun)

    scrapple.

    Etymology: From crypel, cognate with creopan; confer Dutch kreupel, German Krüppel, Old Norse cryppill.

  4. cripple(Verb)

    to make someone a cripple; to cause someone to get a physical disability

    The car bomb crippled five passers-by.

    Etymology: From crypel, cognate with creopan; confer Dutch kreupel, German Krüppel, Old Norse cryppill.

  5. cripple(Verb)

    to damage seriously; to destroy

    My ambitions were crippled by a lack of money.

    Etymology: From crypel, cognate with creopan; confer Dutch kreupel, German Krüppel, Old Norse cryppill.

  6. cripple(Verb)

    to release a product (especially a computer program) with reduced functionality, in some cases, making the item essentially worthless.

    The word processor was released in a crippled demonstration version that did not allow you to save.

    Etymology: From crypel, cognate with creopan; confer Dutch kreupel, German Krüppel, Old Norse cryppill.

  7. cripple(Adjective)

    Crippled.

    Etymology: From crypel, cognate with creopan; confer Dutch kreupel, German Krüppel, Old Norse cryppill.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cripple(noun)

    one who creeps, halts, or limps; one who has lost, or never had, the use of a limb or limbs; a lame person; hence, one who is partially disabled

    Etymology: [OE. cripel, crepel, crupel, AS. crypel (akin to D. kreuple, G. krppel, Dan. krbling, Icel. kryppill), prop., one that can not walk, but must creep, fr. AS. crepan to creep. See Creep.]

  2. Cripple(adj)

    lame; halting

    Etymology: [OE. cripel, crepel, crupel, AS. crypel (akin to D. kreuple, G. krppel, Dan. krbling, Icel. kryppill), prop., one that can not walk, but must creep, fr. AS. crepan to creep. See Creep.]

  3. Cripple(verb)

    to deprive of the use of a limb, particularly of a leg or foot; to lame

    Etymology: [OE. cripel, crepel, crupel, AS. crypel (akin to D. kreuple, G. krppel, Dan. krbling, Icel. kryppill), prop., one that can not walk, but must creep, fr. AS. crepan to creep. See Creep.]

  4. Cripple(verb)

    to deprive of strength, activity, or capability for service or use; to disable; to deprive of resources; as, to be financially crippled

    Etymology: [OE. cripel, crepel, crupel, AS. crypel (akin to D. kreuple, G. krppel, Dan. krbling, Icel. kryppill), prop., one that can not walk, but must creep, fr. AS. crepan to creep. See Creep.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cripple

    krip′l, n. a lame person.—adj. lame.—v.t. to make lame: to lame: disable, impair the efficiency of.—ns. Cripp′ledom; Cripp′ling, a prop set up as a support against the side of a building. [A.S. crypel; conn. with Creep.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cripple in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cripple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Cripple in a Sentence

  1. Tony Cole:

    One attack could cripple the (IRS) system.

  2. Philip Hammond:

    Cyber weapons provide the tantalising possibility of being able to cripple the enemy without inflicting lasting damage on them

  3. Roi Carthy:

    Since Apple controls what appears in the App Store, it could try to push developers to clean up the ad formats, to make them lighter or smaller, but Apple will not cripple ads in apps - they have an interest in maintaining the ecosystem where the bread and butter is monetization via third-party ad platforms.

  4. Armstrong Williams:

    Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he’s never run a federal agency, the last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency.

  5. Niccolo Machiavelli:

    People should either be caressed or crushed. If you do them minor damage they will get their revenge; but if you cripple them there is nothing they can do. If you need to injure someone, do it in such a way that you do not have to fear their vengeance.

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