What does cripple mean?

Definitions for cripple
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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. Matt Smith:

    This is a response to try to cripple the Matt Smith shale industry.

  2. Tony Cole:

    One attack could cripple the (IRS) system.

  3. 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.

  4. Charles Dickens:

    Somehow he Tim gets thoughtful sitting by himself so much, and thinks the strangest things you ever heard. He told me, coming home, that he hoped the people saw him in the church, because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant for them to remember upon Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk, and blind men see.

  5. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi:

    Stop blaming others for what you have or don’t have, or for what you feel or don’t feel. When you blame others for what you’re going through, you deny responsibility and perpetuate the problem. Stop giving your power away and start taking responsibility for your life. Blaming is just another sorry excuse, and making excuses is the first step towards failure; you and only you are responsible for your life choices and decisions. The negativity you bleed out towards others will gradually cripple your own happiness. When you truly feel comfortable with your own imperfections, you won’t feel threatened or offended by the imperfections you see in other people. So stop worrying about the flaws you see in everyone else, and focus on yourself. Let the constant growth and improvement in.your own life.keep you so busy that you have no time left to criticize others.

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