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CRADLE, n. [Gr., to swing.]

1. A movable machine of various constructions, placed on circular pieces of board, for rocking children or inform persons to sleep, for alleviating pain, or giving moderate exercise.

Me let the tender office long engage, to rock the cradle of reposing age.

2. Infancy. From the cradle, is from the state of infancy; in the cradle, in a state of infancy.

3. That part of the stock of a cross-bow, where the bullet is put.

4. In surgery, a case in which a broken leg is laid after being set.

5. In ship-building, a frame placed under the bottom of a ship for launching. It supports the ship and slides down the timbers or passage called the ways.

6. A standing bedstead for wounded seamen.

7. In engraving, an instrument, formed of steel, and resembling a chisel, with one sloping side, used in scraping mezzotintos, and preparing the plate.

8. In husbandry, a frame of wood, with long bending teeth, to which is fastened a sythe, for cutting and laying oats and other grain in a swath.

CRADLE, v.t.

1. To lay in a cradle; to rock in a cradle; to compose, or quiet.

It cradles their fears to sleep.

2. To nurse in infancy.

3. To cut and lay with a cradle, as grain.

CRADLE, v.i. To lie or lodge in a cradle.




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CRADLE, n. [Gr., to swing.]

1. A movable machine of various constructions, placed on circular pieces of board, for rocking children or inform persons to sleep, for alleviating pain, or giving moderate exercise.

Me let the tender office long engage, to rock the cradle of reposing age.

2. Infancy. From the cradle, is from the state of infancy; in the cradle, in a state of infancy.

3. That part of the stock of a cross-bow, where the bullet is put.

4. In surgery, a case in which a broken leg is laid after being set.

5. In ship-building, a frame placed under the bottom of a ship for launching. It supports the ship and slides down the timbers or passage called the ways.

6. A standing bedstead for wounded seamen.

7. In engraving, an instrument, formed of steel, and resembling a chisel, with one sloping side, used in scraping mezzotintos, and preparing the plate.

8. In husbandry, a frame of wood, with long bending teeth, to which is fastened a sythe, for cutting and laying oats and other grain in a swath.

CRADLE, v.t.

1. To lay in a cradle; to rock in a cradle; to compose, or quiet.

It cradles their fears to sleep.

2. To nurse in infancy.

3. To cut and lay with a cradle, as grain.

CRADLE, v.i. To lie or lodge in a cradle.


CRA'DLE, n. [Sax. cradel; W. cryd, a rocking or shaking, a cradle; crydu, to shake, or tremble; crydian, crydiaw, id.; from rhyd, a moving; Ir. creatham, to shake; Gr. κραδαω, id., and to swing; Heb. חרד, to tremble or shake, to palpitate; Syr. in Ethp., to rub or scrape. Without the first letter, W. rhyd, Heb. Ch. Eth. רעד, to tremble, to shake. In Ar. رَعَدَ raada, to thunder, to impress terror, to tremble; and رَادَ rada, to run hither and thither, to move one way and the other, to tremble or shake. The Arabic رَعَدَ to thunder, coincides with the Latin rudo, to roar, and the W. grydiaiw, to utter a rough sound, to shout, whoop or scream, grydwst, a murmur, from gryd, a shout or whoop, and this from rhyd; so that crydiaw and grydiaw are from the same root, and from this we have cry, and cry implies roughness, coinciding with the Syriac, supra, to scrape, whence grate, gride, &c. See Owen's Welsh Dictionary, and Castle's Heptaglot.]

  1. A movable machine of various constructions, placed on circular pieces of board, for rocking children or infirm persons to sleep, for alleviating pain, or giving moderate exercise. Me let the tender office long engage, / To rock the cradle of reposing age. – Pope.
  2. Infancy. From the cradle, is from the state of infancy; in the cradle, in a state of infancy.
  3. That part of the stock of a cross-bow, where the bullet is put. – Encyc.
  4. In surgery, a case in which a broken leg is laid, after being set. – Encyc.
  5. In ship-building, a frame placed under the bottom of a ship for launching. It supports the ship and slides down the timbers or passage called the ways. – Encyc.
  6. A standing bedstead for wounded seamen. – Mar. Dict.
  7. In engraving, an instrument formed of steel, and resembling a chisel, with one sloping side, used in scraping mezzotintos, and preparing the plate. – Encyc.
  8. In husbandry, a frame of wood, with long bending teeth, to which is fastened a sythe, for cutting and laying oats and other grain in a swath.

CRA'DLE, v.i.

To lie or lodge in a cradle. – Shak.


CRA'DLE, v.t.

  1. To lay in a cradle; to rock in a cradle; to compose, or quiet. It cradles their fears to sleep. – D. A. Clark.
  2. To nurse in infancy. – D. Webster.
  3. To cut and lay with a cradle, as grain.

Cra"dle
  1. 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.

    The cradle that received thee at thy birth.
    Cowper.

    No sooner was I crept out of my cradle
    But I was made a king, at nine months old.
    Shak.

  2. To lay to rest, or rock, as in a cradle] to lull or quiet, as by rocking.

    It cradles their fears to sleep.
    D. A. Clark.

  3. To lie or lodge, as in a cradle.

    Withered roots and husks wherein the acorn cradled.
    Shak.

  4. Infancy, or very early life.

    From their cradles bred together.
    Shak.

    A form of worship in which they had been educated from their cradles.
    Clarendon.

  5. To nurse or train in infancy.

    He that hath been cradled in majesty will not leave the throne to play with beggars.
    Glanvill.

  6. 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.
  7. To cut and lay with a cradle, as grain.
  8. A tool used in mezzotint engraving, which, by a rocking motion, raises burrs on the surface of the plate, so preparing the ground.
  9. To transport a vessel by means of a cradle.

    In Lombardy . . . boats are cradled and transported over the grade.
    Knight.

    To cradle a picture, to put ribs across the back of a picture, to prevent the panels from warping.

  10. 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.
  11. A case for a broken or dislocated limb.

    (b)
  12. A machine on rockers, used in washing out auriferous earth; -- also called a rocker.

    [U.S.] (b)
  13. The ribbing for vaulted ceilings and arches intended to be covered with plaster.

    Knight.
  14. 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.

    Cat's cradle. See under Cat. -- Cradle hole, a sunken place in a road, caused by thawing, or by travel over a soft spot. -- Cradle scythe, a broad scythe used in a cradle for cutting grain.

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Cradle

CRADLE, noun [Gr., to swing.]

1. A movable machine of various constructions, placed on circular pieces of board, for rocking children or inform persons to sleep, for alleviating pain, or giving moderate exercise.

Me let the tender office long engage, to rock the cradle of reposing age.

2. Infancy. From the cradle is from the state of infancy; in the cradle in a state of infancy.

3. That part of the stock of a cross-bow, where the bullet is put.

4. In surgery, a case in which a broken leg is laid after being set.

5. In ship-building, a frame placed under the bottom of a ship for launching. It supports the ship and slides down the timbers or passage called the ways.

6. A standing bedstead for wounded seamen.

7. In engraving, an instrument, formed of steel, and resembling a chisel, with one sloping side, used in scraping mezzotintos, and preparing the plate.

8. In husbandry, a frame of wood, with long bending teeth, to which is fastened a sythe, for cutting and laying oats and other grain in a swath.

CRADLE, verb transitive

1. To lay in a cradle; to rock in a cradle; to compose, or quiet.

It cradles their fears to sleep.

2. To nurse in infancy.

3. To cut and lay with a cradle as grain.

CRADLE, verb intransitive To lie or lodge in a cradle

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