Definitions for cradle
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word cradle.
a baby bed with sides and rockers
birthplace, cradle, place of origin, provenance, proveniencenoun
where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence
"the birthplace of civilization"
birth of a person
"he was taught from the cradle never to cry"
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
hold gently and carefully
"He cradles the child in his arms"
bring up from infancy
hold or place in or as if in a cradle
"He cradled the infant in his arms"
cut grain with a cradle scythe
wash in a cradle
run with the stick
A bed or cot for a baby, oscillating on rockers or swinging on pivots.
The place of origin, or in which anything is nurtured or protected in the earlier period of existence.
Infancy, or very early life.
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.
A tool used in mezzotint engraving, which, by a rocking motion, raises burrs on the surface of the plate, so preparing the ground.
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 case for a broken or dislocated limb.
A frame to keep the bedclothes from contact with the sensitive parts of an injured person.
A machine on rockers, used in washing out auriferous earth.
To contain in or as if in a cradle.
To rock (a baby to sleep).
To wrap protectively.
To rock the lacrosse stick back and forth in order to keep the ball in the head by means of centrifugal force.
A suspended scaffold used in shafts.
A ribbing for vaulted ceilings and arches intended to be covered with plaster.
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.
A rest for the receiver of a telephone.
He slammed the handset into the cradle.
Etymology: From cradol.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: cradel, Saxon.
She had indeed, sir, a son for her cradle, e’re she had a husband for her bed. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
No jutting frieze,
Buttrice, nor coigne of vantage, but this bird,
Hath made his pendant bed and procreant cradle. William Shakespeare.
His birth, perhaps, some paltry village hides,
And sets his cradle out of fortune’s way. John Dryden, Ann. Mirab.
A child knows his nurse and his cradle, and by degrees the playthings of a little more advanced age. John Locke.
The cradle and the tomb, alas! so nigh:
To live, is scarce distinguish’d from to die. Matthew Prior.
Me let the tender office long engage,
To rock the cradle of reposing age;
With lenient arts extend a mother’s breath,
Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of death. Alexander Pope.
He knew them to be inclined altogether to war, and therefore wholly trained them up, even from their cradles, in arms and military exercises. Edmund Spenser, State of Ireland.
The new duke’s daughter, her cousin, loves her; being ever, from their cradles, bred together. William Shakespeare, As you like it.
They should scarcely depart from a form of worship, in which they had been educated from their cradle. Edward Hyde.
To lay in a cradle; to rock in a cradle.
Etymology: from the substantive.
He that hath been cradled in majesty, will not leave the throne to play with beggars. Joseph Glanvill, Apol.
The tears steal from our eyes, when in the street
With some betrothed virgin’s herse we meet;
Or infant’s fun’ral from the cheated womb,
Convey’d to earth, and cradled in a tomb. Dryden.
He shall be cradled in my ancient shield, so famous through the universities. Scriblerus Club , Mart. Scriblerus.
Cradle 2005" is a song recorded by English girl group Atomic Kitten. It was released on 14 February 2005, in aid of World Vision. It is a remixed version of a song that was previously included on their debut album, Right Now (2000). "Cradle" was released a year after the group's announcement of their split in 2004; it was the last official single release by the group, although they released two charity singles in 2006 and 2008. "Cradle 2005" is Atomic Kitten's lowest-selling single, with sales of 35,000 copies worldwide. It reached number 10 on the UK Singles Chart and number 46 in Ireland.
A cradle is a small bed or cot, usually on rockers, made specifically for infants or very young children. It is used to lull them to sleep or rest with a gentle rocking motion. The term can also refer to a place of origination or birthplace, or to a support or resting place for an object. In a broader context, it can denote a device or machinery that holds something in place or provides support.
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
infancy, or very early life
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
a tool used in mezzotint engraving, which, by a rocking motion, raises burrs on the surface of the plate, so preparing the ground
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 case for a broken or dislocated limb
a frame to keep the bedclothes from contact with the person
a machine on rockers, used in washing out auriferous earth; -- also called a rocker
a suspended scaffold used in shafts
the ribbing for vaulted ceilings and arches intended to be covered with plaster
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
to lay to rest, or rock, as in a cradle; to lull or quiet, as by rocking
to nurse or train in infancy
to cut and lay with a cradle, as grain
to transport a vessel by means of a cradle
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.]
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
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
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
A narrow frame-work of heavy timbers upon which heavy guns are sometimes placed, to be moved upon rollers.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cradle is ranked #46568 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Cradle surname appeared 457 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Cradle.
88.1% or 403 total occurrences were Black.
4.3% or 20 total occurrences were White.
3.9% or 18 total occurrences were of two or more races.
3% or 14 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of cradle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of cradle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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.
This is the very essence and the very cradle of Jewish civilization, going back to the very beginning of the bible, this provides the legitimacy of us sitting in Tel Aviv, in Haifa, and Netanya.
God has given you your country as cradle, and humanity as mother; you cannot rightly love your brethren of the cradle if you love not the common mother.
The Past Our cradle, not our prison there is danger as well as appeal in its glamor. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repitition.
The Earth is the Cradle of the Mind -- but one cannot eternally live in a cradle.
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- бишек, сәңгелдәкBashkir
- люлка, вилка, паламарка, стапелBulgarian
- bressol, bressolar, bressarCatalan, Valencian
- Wiege, wiegenGerman
- lulilo, luliEsperanto
- brezar, cuna, brizarSpanish
- häll, kätkiEstonian
- گهواره, مهدPersian
- pidellä, veivata, tuudittaa, kehto, liekuttaa, pelastustuoli, kannatin, lasta, lavetti, alustaFinnish
- berceau, bercerFrench
- cliabháin, cliabhánIrish
- creathallScottish Gaelic
- עריסה, ערש, נענעHebrew
- բնօրրան, օրորոցArmenian
- cullare, cullaItalian
- 発祥地, 揺り籠Japanese
- 요람, 搖籃Korean
- omvatten, omhullen, steun, armsteun, omsluiten, wieg, wiegen, houder, bakermat, haakDutch
- widełki, kolebka, kołyskaPolish
- furcă, leagănRomanian
- колыбель, люлькаRussian
- ljuljka, kolevkaSerbo-Croatian
- beşikte sallamak, beşik, beşik sallamakTurkish
- بۆشۈكUyghur, Uighur
- cái nôiVietnamese
- וויג, וויגןYiddish
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