- a withered, witchlike old woman.
Origin of crone
Examples from the Web for crone
An “articulate and very clever man,” Watson said, “Crone was a loyal servant to Rupert Murdoch for many years.”
Back in 2009, Crone told Parliament that the phone-hacking allegations concerned only one rogue reporter and a private detective.
When hundreds more victims came to light last year, Crone was recalled to Parliament.
The Seven represents a single deity with seven aspects: Father, Mother, Warrior, Maiden, Smith, Crone, and Stranger.‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 for Dummies
March 28, 2012
“Neither Mr. Myler nor Mr. Crone told me that wrongdoing extended beyond Mr. Goodman or Mr. Mulcaire,” it said.Is James Murdoch Toast?
September 7, 2011
And the crone handed her visitor a slip of paper on which a few words were written.The Strollers
Frederic S. Isham
The crone presented it to the king, who ordered it to be made into shirts.Russian Fairy Tales
W. R. S. Ralston
The crone was cautious, however, and knew well with whom she had to deal.
"Ay, I have his mark on my knee, Dame Dodier," replied the crone.
"There is a moon after nine, by which hour you can reach the wood of Beaumanoir," observed the crone.
- a witchlike old woman
Word Origin and History for crone
late 14c., from Anglo-French carogne, from Old North French carogne, term of abuse for a cantankerous or withered woman, literally "carrion," from Vulgar Latin *caronia (see carrion).