Cra´dle   Pronunciation: krād'l
n.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.
2.Infancy, or very early life.
3.(Agric.) 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.
4.(Engraving) A tool used in mezzotint engraving, which, by a rocking motion, raises burrs on the surface of the plate, so preparing the ground.
5.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.
6.(Med.) A case for a broken or dislocated limb.
7.(Mining) A machine on rockers, used in washing out auriferous earth; - also called a rocker.
8.(Carp.) The ribbing for vaulted ceilings and arches intended to be covered with plaster.
9.(Naut.) 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.
v. t.1.To lay to rest, or rock, as in a cradle; to lull or quiet, as by rocking.
[imp. & p. p. Cradled (-d'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Cradling (-dl?ng).]
It cradles their fears to sleep.
- D. A. Clark.
2.To nurse or train in infancy.
3.To cut and lay with a cradle, as grain.
4.To transport a vessel by means of a cradle.
To cradle a picture
to put ribs across the back of a picture, to prevent the panels from warping.
v. i.1.To lie or lodge, as in a cradle.
Noun1.cradle - a baby bed with sides and rockers
2.cradle - where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence; "the birthplace of civilization"
3.cradle - birth of a person; "he was taught from the cradle never to cry"
4.cradle - a trough on rockers used by gold miners to shake earth in water in order to separate the gold
Synonyms: rocker
Verb1.cradle - hold gently and carefully; "He cradles the child in his arms"
2.cradle - bring up from infancy
3.cradle - hold or place in or as if in a cradle; "He cradled the infant in his arms"
4.cradle - cut grain with a cradle scythe
5.cradle - wash in a cradle; "cradle gold"
6.cradle - run with the stick
To see a cradle in your dream, symbolizes a dependent relationship. You may feel the need to be protected and cared for. Your dream maybe telling you to regain some control and independence in your life. Alternatively, it represents a new project or fresh start.Colonial bed, Hollywood bed, Vaterland, afford support, appease, babyhood, back, back up, bassinet, bear, bear up, bed, bed-davenport, beginnings, berth, birth, birthplace, bolster, bolster up, brace, breeding place, brooder, bunk, bunk bed, buoy up, buttress, calm, calm down, camp bed, care for, carry, cherish, childhood, clarifier, coddle, colander, compose, cool, cosset, cot, crib, cribble, crutch, cultivate, cushion, day bed, door bed, double bed, double bunk, dry-nurse, dulcify, duplex bed, ease, even out, fatherland, feather bed, feed, filter, fold-away bed, fondle, forcing bed, foster, four-poster, freshman year, genesis, gentle, give support, hammock, hatchery, hold, hold up, home, homeground, homeland, hospital bed, hotbed, hush, inception, inchoation, incipience, incipiency, incubator, incunabula, infancy, keep afloat, keep up, king-size bed, la patrie, lavish care on, lend support, lixiviator, lower berth, lull, mainstay, maintain, mollify, mother, mother country, motherland, my Angel-infancy, nascence, nascency, native land, native soil, nativity, nest, nestle, nidus, nourish, nurse, nursery, nurture, origin, origination, pacify, pallet, pamper, panel bed, parturition, patria, percolator, pillow, pipe berth, poster bed, pour balm into, pregnancy, prop, purifier, put to bed, quarter berth, queen-size bed, quell, quiet, refiner, refinery, reinforce, rest, riddle, rock, rock to sleep, rocker, roll-away bed, rookery, screen, shore, shore up, shoulder, sieve, sifter, single bed, smooth, smooth down, smooth over, smoothen, sofa-bed, soothe, spoon-feed, stabilize, stay, steady, still, strainer, subdue, subsidize, subvention, suckle, support, sustain, tester bed, the nursery, the old country, three-quarter bed, tranquilize, truckle bed, trundle bed, tuck in, underbrace, undergird, underlie, underpin, underset, upbear, uphold, upkeep, wet-nurse, winnow, winnowing basket, winnowing fan, winnowing machine, youth
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