What does crib mean?

Definitions for crib
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crib, cotnoun

    baby bed with high sides made of slats

  2. pony, trot, cribnoun

    a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)

  3. cribnoun

    a bin or granary for storing grains

  4. cribnoun

    the cards discarded by players at cribbage

  5. cribbage, cribverb

    a card game (usually for two players) in which each player is dealt six cards and discards one or two

  6. cribverb

    use a crib, as in an exam

  7. cribverb

    take unauthorized (intellectual material)

  8. cribverb

    line with beams or planks

    "crib a construction hole"

Wiktionary

  1. cribnoun

    A baby's bed (British and Australasian cot) with high, often slatted, often moveable sides, suitable for a child who has outgrown a cradle or bassinet.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  2. cribnoun

    A bed for a child older than a baby.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  3. cribnoun

    A small sleeping berth in a packet ship or other small vessel

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  4. cribnoun

    A wicker basket; compare Moses basket.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  5. cribnoun

    A manger, a feeding trough for animals elevated off the earth or floor, especially one for fodder such as hay.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  6. cribnoun

    The baby Jesus and the manger in a creche or Nativity scene, consisting of statues of Mary, Joseph and various other characters such as the magi.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  7. cribnoun

    A bin for drying or storing grain, as with a corn crib.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  8. cribnoun

    A small room or covered structure, especially one of rough construction, used for storage or penning animals.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  9. cribnoun

    A confined space, as with a cage or office-cubicle

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  10. cribverb

    To place or confine in a crib.

    Zeugmatically, she cribbed the baby and then the corn.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  11. cribverb

    To collect one or more passages and/or references for use in a speech, written document or as an aid for some task; to create a crib sheet.

    I cribbed the recipe from the Food Network site, but made a few changes of my own.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  12. cribverb

    To install timber supports, as with cribbing.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  13. cribverb

    To steal or embezzle, to cheat out of: petty thieving.

    It was very easy, Briggs said, to make a galley-slave of a boy all the half-year, and then score him up idle; and to crib two dinners a-week out of his board, and then score him up greedy; but that wasn't going to be submitted to, he believed, was it? u2014 Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son, 1848, Chapter 14.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  14. cribverb

    To complain, to grumble

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  15. cribnoun

    A job, a position; (British), an appointment.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  16. cribnoun

    A hovel, a roughly constructed building best suited to the shelter of animals but used for human habitation.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  17. cribnoun

    One's residence, or where one normally hangs out.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  18. cribnoun

    A boxy structure traditionally built of heavy wooden timbers, to support an existing structure from below, as with a mineshaft or a building being raised off its foundation in preparation for being moved; see cribbing.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  19. cribnoun

    A collection of quotes or references for use in speaking, for for assembling a written document, or as an aid to a project of some sort; a crib sheet.

    These cribs are taken from a Google on u201Cfoobaru201D.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  20. cribnoun

    A minor theft, extortion or embezzlement, with or without criminal intent.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  21. cribnoun

    Short for the card game cribbage.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  22. cribnoun

    The cards discarded by players and used by the dealer.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  23. cribnoun

    A known piece of information corresponding to a section of encrypted text, that is then used to work out the remaining sections.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  24. cribnoun

    A small holiday home, often near a beach and of simple construction.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

  25. cribnoun

    A packed lunch taken to work.

    Etymology: From cribb, from West . Cognate with Dutch krib, German Krippe. The sense of ‘stealing, taking notes, plagiarize’ seems to have developed out of the verb.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cribnoun

    a manger or rack; a feeding place for animals

    Etymology: [AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, D. krib, kribbe, Dan. krybbe, G. krippe, and perh. to MHG. krebe basket, G, korb, and E. rip a sort of wicker basket.]

  2. Cribnoun

    a stall for oxen or other cattle

    Etymology: [AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, D. krib, kribbe, Dan. krybbe, G. krippe, and perh. to MHG. krebe basket, G, korb, and E. rip a sort of wicker basket.]

  3. Cribnoun

    a small inclosed bedstead or cot for a child

    Etymology: [AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, D. krib, kribbe, Dan. krybbe, G. krippe, and perh. to MHG. krebe basket, G, korb, and E. rip a sort of wicker basket.]

  4. Cribnoun

    a box or bin, or similar wooden structure, for storing grain, salt, etc.; as, a crib for corn or oats

    Etymology: [AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, D. krib, kribbe, Dan. krybbe, G. krippe, and perh. to MHG. krebe basket, G, korb, and E. rip a sort of wicker basket.]

  5. Cribnoun

    a hovel; a hut; a cottage

    Etymology: [AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, D. krib, kribbe, Dan. krybbe, G. krippe, and perh. to MHG. krebe basket, G, korb, and E. rip a sort of wicker basket.]

  6. Cribnoun

    a structure or frame of timber for a foundation, or for supporting a roof, or for lining a shaft

    Etymology: [AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, D. krib, kribbe, Dan. krybbe, G. krippe, and perh. to MHG. krebe basket, G, korb, and E. rip a sort of wicker basket.]

  7. Cribnoun

    a structure of logs to be anchored with stones; -- used for docks, pier, dams, etc

    Etymology: [AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, D. krib, kribbe, Dan. krybbe, G. krippe, and perh. to MHG. krebe basket, G, korb, and E. rip a sort of wicker basket.]

  8. Cribnoun

    a small raft of timber

    Etymology: [AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, D. krib, kribbe, Dan. krybbe, G. krippe, and perh. to MHG. krebe basket, G, korb, and E. rip a sort of wicker basket.]

  9. Cribnoun

    a small theft; anything purloined;; a plagiaris/; hence, a translation or key, etc., to aid a student in preparing or reciting his lessons

    Etymology: [AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, D. krib, kribbe, Dan. krybbe, G. krippe, and perh. to MHG. krebe basket, G, korb, and E. rip a sort of wicker basket.]

  10. Cribnoun

    a miner's luncheon

    Etymology: [AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, D. krib, kribbe, Dan. krybbe, G. krippe, and perh. to MHG. krebe basket, G, korb, and E. rip a sort of wicker basket.]

  11. Cribnoun

    the discarded cards which the dealer can use in scoring points in cribbage

    Etymology: [AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, D. krib, kribbe, Dan. krybbe, G. krippe, and perh. to MHG. krebe basket, G, korb, and E. rip a sort of wicker basket.]

  12. Cribverb

    to shut up or confine in a narrow habitation; to cage; to cramp

    Etymology: [AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, D. krib, kribbe, Dan. krybbe, G. krippe, and perh. to MHG. krebe basket, G, korb, and E. rip a sort of wicker basket.]

  13. Cribverb

    to pilfer or purloin; hence, to steal from an author; to appropriate; to plagiarize; as, to crib a line from Milton

    Etymology: [AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, D. krib, kribbe, Dan. krybbe, G. krippe, and perh. to MHG. krebe basket, G, korb, and E. rip a sort of wicker basket.]

  14. Cribverb

    to crowd together, or to be confined, as in a crib or in narrow accommodations

    Etymology: [AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, D. krib, kribbe, Dan. krybbe, G. krippe, and perh. to MHG. krebe basket, G, korb, and E. rip a sort of wicker basket.]

  15. Cribverb

    to make notes for dishonest use in recitation or examination

    Etymology: [AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, D. krib, kribbe, Dan. krybbe, G. krippe, and perh. to MHG. krebe basket, G, korb, and E. rip a sort of wicker basket.]

  16. Cribverb

    to seize the manger or other solid object with the teeth and draw in wind; -- said of a horse

    Etymology: [AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, D. krib, kribbe, Dan. krybbe, G. krippe, and perh. to MHG. krebe basket, G, korb, and E. rip a sort of wicker basket.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crib

    krib, n. the rack or manger of a stable: a stall for oxen: a child's bed; a small cottage or hovel, a confined place: (coll.) a translation of a classic baldly literal, for lazy schoolboys.—v.t. to put away in a crib, confine: to pilfer: to plagiarise:—pr.p. crib′bing; pa.p. cribbed.—n. Crib′-bit′ing, a vicious habit of horses, consisting in biting the manger. [A.S. crib; Ger. krippe.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. crib

    A small berth in a packet.

Rap Dictionary

  1. cribnoun

    Home. Black Ceasar at the crib -- Public Enemy (Burn Hollywood Burn)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crib in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crib in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of crib in a Sentence

  1. Clive Staples Lewis:

    Just a hurried line...to tell a story which puts the contrast between *our* feast of the Nativity and all this ghastly Xmas racket at it's lowest. My brother heard a woman on a 'bus say, as the 'bus passed a church with a Crib outside it, Oh Lor' They bring religion into everything. Look- they're dragging it even into Christmas now

  2. Stacy Kern:

    The day Richard was discharged from the NICU was such a special day. I remember picking him up out of his crib and just holding him with tears in my eyes, i couldn't believe this was the same little boy that once was so sick, that I feared he may not survive. The same little boy that once fit in the palm of my hand, with skin so translucent that I could see every rib and vessel in his tiny body. I couldn't help but squeeze him and tell him how proud I was of him.

  3. Lorena Kaplan:

    I think based on the best data we have now, we are saying no to any kind of soft bedding, including bumpers, should be included in the crib.

  4. Former Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg:

    Were talking about families that may have picked out a name -- may beassembling a crib -- and they learn something excruciating and are faced with this terrible choice -- and I dont know what to tell them morally about what they should do, i just know that I trust her and her decision medically or morally isnt going to be any better because the government is commanding her to do it in a certain way.

  5. Sophia kramer:

    Don't let those who bring you down in life stay in life, they are like trash, kick them to the crib

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