16 Definitions of Cradle

The meaning of the word cradle, the definition of Cradle:

n. - A bed or cot for a baby, oscillating on rockers or swinging on pivots; hence, the place of origin, or in which anything is nurtured or protected in the earlier period of existence; as, a cradle of crime; the cradle of liberty.

n. - Infancy, or very early life.

n. - An implement consisting of a broad scythe for cutting grain, with a set of long fingers parallel to the scythe, designed to receive the grain, and to lay it evenly in a swath.

n. - A tool used in mezzotint engraving, which, by a rocking motion, raises burrs on the surface of the plate, so preparing the ground.

n. - A framework of timbers, or iron bars, moving upon ways or rollers, used to support, lift, or carry ships or other vessels, heavy guns, etc., as up an inclined plane, or across a strip of land, or in launching a ship.

n. - A case for a broken or dislocated limb.

n. - A frame to keep the bedclothes from contact with the person.

n. - A machine on rockers, used in washing out auriferous earth; -- also called a rocker.

n. - A suspended scaffold used in shafts.

n. - The ribbing for vaulted ceilings and arches intended to be covered with plaster.

n. - The basket or apparatus in which, when a line has been made fast to a wrecked ship from the shore, the people are brought off from the wreck.

v. t. - To lay to rest, or rock, as in a cradle; to lull or quiet, as by rocking.

v. t. - To nurse or train in infancy.

v. t. - To cut and lay with a cradle, as grain.

v. t. - To transport a vessel by means of a cradle.

v. i. - To lie or lodge, as in a cradle.

The word "cradle" uses 6 letters: A C D E L R

Direct anagrams of cradle:

credal reclad

Words formed by adding one letter before or after cradle, or to cradle in any order:

a - caldera craaled   d - cradled   e - cleared creedal declare relaced   i - decrial radicel radicle   n - candler   o - caroled   r - cradler   s - cradles   w - crawled  

Shorter words found within cradle:

ace aced acre acred ad ade ae al alder ale alec ar arc arced are cad cade cadre car card care cared carl carle cd cedar cel cl clad clade clear cred dace dal dale dare de deal dear dec decal del dl ear earl ed el eld er era la lac lace laced lacer lad lade lader lar lard lea lead lear led race raced rad rale re read real rec red

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