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Crane

[kreyn] /kreɪn/
noun
1.
(Harold) Hart, 1899–1932, U.S. poet.
2.
Stephen, 1871–1900, U.S. novelist, poet, and short-story writer.
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British Dictionary definitions for hart crane

crane

/kreɪn/
noun
1.
any large long-necked long-legged wading bird of the family Gruidae, inhabiting marshes and plains in most parts of the world except South America, New Zealand, and Indonesia: order Gruiformes See also demoiselle (sense 1), whooping crane
2.
(not in ornithological use) any similar bird, such as a heron
3.
a device for lifting and moving heavy objects, typically consisting of a moving boom, beam, or gantry from which lifting gear is suspended See also gantry
4.
(films) a large trolley carrying a boom, on the end of which is mounted a camera
verb
5.
(transitive) to lift or move (an object) by or as if by a crane
6.
to stretch out (esp the neck), as to see over other people's heads
7.
(intransitive) (of a horse) to pull up short before a jump
Word Origin
Old English cran; related to Middle High German krane, Latin grūs, Greek géranos

Crane

/kreɪn/
noun
1.
(Harold) Hart. 1899–1932, US poet; author of The Bridge (1930)
2.
Stephen. 1871–1900, US novelist and short-story writer, noted particularly for his novel The Red Badge of Courage (1895)
3.
Walter. 1845–1915, British painter, illustrator of children's books, and designer of textiles and wallpaper
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Word Origin and History for hart crane

crane

n.

Old English cran "large wading bird," common Germanic (cf. Old Saxon krano, Old High German krano, German Kranich, and, with unexplained change of consonant, Old Norse trani), from PIE *gere- (cf. Greek geranos, Latin grus, Welsh garan, Lithuanian garnys "heron, stork"), perhaps echoic of its cry. Metaphoric use for "machine with a long arm" is first attested late 13c. (a sense also in equivalent words in German and Greek).

v.

"to stretch (the neck)," 1799, from crane (n.). Related: Craned; craning.

crane

v.

"to stretch (the neck)," 1799, from crane (n.). Related: Craned; craning.

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