What is the definition of cradle?

Definitions for cradle

  • verb - run with the stick
  • verb - hold gently and carefully; "He cradles the child in his arms"
  • verb - wash in a cradle; "cradle gold"
  • verb - cut grain with a cradle scythe
  • verb - hold or place in or as if in a cradle; "He cradled the infant in his arms"
  • verb - bring up from infancy
  • noun - a baby bed with sides and rockers
  • noun - 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
  • noun - where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence; "the birthplace of civilization"
  • noun - birth of a person; "he was taught from the cradle never to cry"
  • Pronounciation of cradle

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    Synonyms for cradle

    place of origin provenance rocker provenience birthplace

    Antonyms for cradle

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    Holonyms for cradle

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    Hypernyms for cradle

    beginning source baby bed origin birth baby's bed root trough rootage take hold rear parent wash raise play launder bring up hold cut nurture

    Hyponyms for cradle

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    Meronyms for cradle

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    Sounds like cradle

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