- a frame of wood with a row of long curved teeth projecting above and parallel to a scythe, for laying grain in bunches as it is cut.
- a scythe together with the cradle in which it is set.
- a shaped support for a boat, cast, etc.; chock.
- truss (def. 9).
- a moving framework on which a hull slides down the ways when launched.
- a built-up form on which plates of irregular form are shaped.
verb (used with object), cra·dled, cra·dling.
verb (used without object), cra·dled, cra·dling.
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Idioms for cradle
Origin of cradle
OTHER WORDS FROM cradlecradler, nounun·cra·dled, adjective
Words nearby cradle
Example sentences from the Web for cradle
Hot blue stars kicked out of their cradles may explain a mysterious ultraviolet glow that surrounds the disks of many spiral galaxies.Runaway stars may create the mysterious ultraviolet glow around some galaxies|Ken Croswell|November 30, 2020|Science News
It sat last week in a special cradle among an estimated 300,000 other items housed in the 300,000 square feet of Navy storage space in Building 54 at the sprawling Defense Supply Center.Giant anchors, wrecked boats and a ‘Liberty’ clock: Inside the storage site for Navy museum|Michael Ruane|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
The wand and charging cradle are included in the first delivery.Gift Guide: The best beauty and wellness presents of 2020|Rachel King|November 1, 2020|Fortune
It includes portafilter cradle which makes it more like a professional cafe grinder.Gear to make every day feel like National Coffee Day|PopSci Commerce Team|September 29, 2020|Popular Science
That the development of agriculture and proliferation of human civilization has only occurred within the cradle of the Holocene’s mild and stable climate is widely considered no coincidence.
You have focused on individual events and ideas in your books about Lincoln rather than the cradle-to-grave biographical approach.
His books include Up From the Cradle of Jazz: New Orleans Music Since World War II and a novel, Last of the Red Hot Poppas.
Both Linda Perilstein, executive director of Cradle of Hope, and Leslie Case of Spence-Chapin, both declined to comment.Couple Sues Over Russian ‘Bait-and-Switch’ Adoption of Disabled Kids|Tina Traster|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Doctors would not let the Cradle of Civilization come to this.
When it comes to art, we are taught from the cradle that copying is wrong.There’s Nothing Wrong—and a Lot That’s Right—About Copying Other Artists|Malcolm Jones|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She rose comforted, and drawing the baby's cradle out into the veranda, seated herself at her embroidery.
The scarlet calico canopy was again set up over the bed, and the woven cradle, on its red manzanita frame, stood near.
When the funeral was over, and they returned to their desolate home, at the sight of the empty cradle Ramona broke down.
From its very cradle socialism showed the double aspect which has distinguished it ever since.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Oh, yes,—he has served me from my cradle; and his plain honest heart feels for his mistress's fallen fortunes, and is heavy.The Battle of Hexham;|George Colman
British Dictionary definitions for cradle
- a framework of several wooden fingers attached to a scythe to gather the grain into bunches as it is cut
- a scythe equipped with such a cradle; cradle scythe
- a collar of wooden fingers that prevents a horse or cow from turning its head and biting itself
Derived forms of cradlecradler, noun
Word Origin for cradle
Medical definitions for cradle
Idioms and Phrases with cradle
see from the cradle to the grave; rob the cradle.