What does cradle mean?

Definitions for cradle
ˈkreɪd lcra·dle

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cradle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cradle(noun)

    a baby bed with sides and rockers

  2. birthplace, cradle, place of origin, provenance, provenience(noun)

    where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence

    "the birthplace of civilization"

  3. cradle(noun)

    birth of a person

    "he was taught from the cradle never to cry"

  4. rocker, cradle(verb)

    a trough that can be rocked back and forth; used by gold miners to shake auriferous earth in water in order to separate the gold

  5. cradle(verb)

    hold gently and carefully

    "He cradles the child in his arms"

  6. cradle(verb)

    bring up from infancy

  7. cradle(verb)

    hold or place in or as if in a cradle

    "He cradled the infant in his arms"

  8. cradle(verb)

    cut grain with a cradle scythe

  9. cradle(verb)

    wash in a cradle

    "cradle gold"

  10. cradle(verb)

    run with the stick

Wiktionary

  1. cradle(Noun)

    A bed or cot for a baby, oscillating on rockers or swinging on pivots.

    Etymology: From cradol.

  2. cradle(Noun)

    The place of origin, or in which anything is nurtured or protected in the earlier period of existence.

    Etymology: From cradol.

  3. cradle(Noun)

    Infancy, or very early life.

    Etymology: From cradol.

  4. cradle(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From cradol.

  5. cradle(Noun)

    A tool used in mezzotint engraving, which, by a rocking motion, raises burrs on the surface of the plate, so preparing the ground.

    Etymology: From cradol.

  6. cradle(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From cradol.

  7. cradle(Noun)

    A case for a broken or dislocated limb.

    Etymology: From cradol.

  8. cradle(Noun)

    A frame to keep the bedclothes from contact with the sensitive parts of an injured person.

    Etymology: From cradol.

  9. cradle(Noun)

    A machine on rockers, used in washing out auriferous earth.

    Etymology: From cradol.

  10. cradle(Verb)

    To contain in or as if in a cradle.

    Etymology: From cradol.

  11. cradle(Verb)

    To rock (a baby to sleep).

    Etymology: From cradol.

  12. cradle(Verb)

    To wrap protectively.

    Etymology: From cradol.

  13. cradle(Verb)

    To rock the lacrosse stick back and forth in order to keep the ball in the head by means of centrifugal force.

    Etymology: From cradol.

  14. cradle(Noun)

    A suspended scaffold used in shafts.

    Etymology: From cradol.

  15. cradle(Noun)

    A ribbing for vaulted ceilings and arches intended to be covered with plaster.

    Etymology: From cradol.

  16. cradle(Noun)

    A 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.

    The cradle was ill-made. One victim fell into the sea and was lost and the ensuing delay cost three more lives.

    Etymology: From cradol.

  17. cradle(Noun)

    A rest for the receiver of a telephone.

    He slammed the handset into the cradle.

    Etymology: From cradol.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cradle(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [AS. cradel, cradol, prob. from Celtic; cf. Gael. creathall, Ir. craidhal, W. cryd a shaking or rocking, a cradle; perh. akin to E. crate.]

  2. Cradle(noun)

    infancy, or very early life

    Etymology: [AS. cradel, cradol, prob. from Celtic; cf. Gael. creathall, Ir. craidhal, W. cryd a shaking or rocking, a cradle; perh. akin to E. crate.]

  3. Cradle(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [AS. cradel, cradol, prob. from Celtic; cf. Gael. creathall, Ir. craidhal, W. cryd a shaking or rocking, a cradle; perh. akin to E. crate.]

  4. Cradle(noun)

    a tool used in mezzotint engraving, which, by a rocking motion, raises burrs on the surface of the plate, so preparing the ground

    Etymology: [AS. cradel, cradol, prob. from Celtic; cf. Gael. creathall, Ir. craidhal, W. cryd a shaking or rocking, a cradle; perh. akin to E. crate.]

  5. Cradle(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [AS. cradel, cradol, prob. from Celtic; cf. Gael. creathall, Ir. craidhal, W. cryd a shaking or rocking, a cradle; perh. akin to E. crate.]

  6. Cradle(noun)

    a case for a broken or dislocated limb

    Etymology: [AS. cradel, cradol, prob. from Celtic; cf. Gael. creathall, Ir. craidhal, W. cryd a shaking or rocking, a cradle; perh. akin to E. crate.]

  7. Cradle(noun)

    a frame to keep the bedclothes from contact with the person

    Etymology: [AS. cradel, cradol, prob. from Celtic; cf. Gael. creathall, Ir. craidhal, W. cryd a shaking or rocking, a cradle; perh. akin to E. crate.]

  8. Cradle(noun)

    a machine on rockers, used in washing out auriferous earth; -- also called a rocker

    Etymology: [AS. cradel, cradol, prob. from Celtic; cf. Gael. creathall, Ir. craidhal, W. cryd a shaking or rocking, a cradle; perh. akin to E. crate.]

  9. Cradle(noun)

    a suspended scaffold used in shafts

    Etymology: [AS. cradel, cradol, prob. from Celtic; cf. Gael. creathall, Ir. craidhal, W. cryd a shaking or rocking, a cradle; perh. akin to E. crate.]

  10. Cradle(noun)

    the ribbing for vaulted ceilings and arches intended to be covered with plaster

    Etymology: [AS. cradel, cradol, prob. from Celtic; cf. Gael. creathall, Ir. craidhal, W. cryd a shaking or rocking, a cradle; perh. akin to E. crate.]

  11. Cradle(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [AS. cradel, cradol, prob. from Celtic; cf. Gael. creathall, Ir. craidhal, W. cryd a shaking or rocking, a cradle; perh. akin to E. crate.]

  12. Cradle(verb)

    to lay to rest, or rock, as in a cradle; to lull or quiet, as by rocking

    Etymology: [AS. cradel, cradol, prob. from Celtic; cf. Gael. creathall, Ir. craidhal, W. cryd a shaking or rocking, a cradle; perh. akin to E. crate.]

  13. Cradle(verb)

    to nurse or train in infancy

    Etymology: [AS. cradel, cradol, prob. from Celtic; cf. Gael. creathall, Ir. craidhal, W. cryd a shaking or rocking, a cradle; perh. akin to E. crate.]

  14. Cradle(verb)

    to cut and lay with a cradle, as grain

    Etymology: [AS. cradel, cradol, prob. from Celtic; cf. Gael. creathall, Ir. craidhal, W. cryd a shaking or rocking, a cradle; perh. akin to E. crate.]

  15. Cradle(verb)

    to transport a vessel by means of a cradle

    Etymology: [AS. cradel, cradol, prob. from Celtic; cf. Gael. creathall, Ir. craidhal, W. cryd a shaking or rocking, a cradle; perh. akin to E. crate.]

  16. Cradle(verb)

    to lie or lodge, as in a cradle

    Etymology: [AS. cradel, cradol, prob. from Celtic; cf. Gael. creathall, Ir. craidhal, W. cryd a shaking or rocking, a cradle; perh. akin to E. crate.]

Freebase

  1. Cradle

    Cradle is a 1988 science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee. The major premise of Cradle is contact between a few humans from the Miami area in 1994 and the super robots of a damaged space ship submerged off the Florida coast. Telecommunication advances such as videotelephones and highly efficient underwater scanning equipment used in the story bridge from the everyday, real-life aspects of the setting toward the near future, bespeaking technological progress.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cradle

    krā′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. Crā′dled, laid in a cradle.—ns. Crā′dle-scythe, a broad scythe used in a cradle for cutting grain; Crā′dle-walk, an avenue arched over with trees; Crā′dling.—From the cradle, from birth, from the first. [A.S. cradol; ety. obscure.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cradle

    A frame consisting of bilge-ways, poppets, &c., on the principle of the wedge, placed under the bottom of a ship, and resting on the ways on which it slips, thus launching her steadily into the water, at which time it supports her weight while she slides down the greased ways. The cradle being the support of the ship, she carries it with her into the water, when, becoming buoyant, the frame separates from the hull, floats on the surface, and is again collected for similar purposes.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. cradle

    A narrow frame-work of heavy timbers upon which heavy guns are sometimes placed, to be moved upon rollers.

Anagrams for cradle »

  1. credal, reclad

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cradle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cradle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of cradle in a Sentence

  1. Vincent Van Gogh:

    If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.

  2. Stephanie Baker:

    This find really challenged us. We compared the assembled skullcap to all of the other examples of hominins in the Cradle area. Eventually, its teardrop shape and relatively big brain cavity meant we were looking at Homo erectus.

  3. Andreas Simic:

    There are times in life... There are times in life...to be a child There are times in life...to be a friend There are times in life...to have a good cry There are times in life... to grow and up and be an adult There are times in life...to fill that love nest There are times in life...to say I do There are times in life...to cradle a child in your arms There are times in life...to watch the sun rise There are times in life...to laugh louder than you should There are times in life...to listen, be heard, to say a kind word; be the voice of reason There are times in life...to celebrate all that could be There are times in life...to let loose There are times in life...to plant a kiss, bear hug or to grieve There are times in life...to learn, to become wiser and to dispense that wisdom There are times in life...to hold someone’s hand There are times in life...to be a shoulder to lean on There are times in life... to be a confidant There are times in life...to do the heavy lifting There are times in life...to grow old gracefully There are times in life...to coast along There are times in life...to be at peace and rest There are times in life... to watch the sunset There are times in life...to leave it all for those left behind Andreas Simic

  4. Robert G. Ingersoll:

    Love is the only bow of life's dark cloud. It is the Morning and Evening Star. It shines upon the cradle of the babe, and sheds its radiance upon the quiet tomb. It is the Mother of Art, inspirer of poet, patriot, and philosopher. It is the air and light of every heart, builder of every home, kinder of every fire on every hearth, It was the first dream of immortality. It fills the world with melody. Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to joy, and makes right royal kings of common clay.

  5. Fernando Aguerre:

    It's the cradle of the sport, we hold a Pro Tour event with more surfers there every year anyway, it's not like we're doing anything that has not been done before.

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