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cradle

cra·dle

cradle

 
pronunciation:
kreI dl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a baby's bed set on rockers.
 
definition 2: the beginning place of an event or idea.
We visited a country that is said to be the cradle of civilization.
definition 3: anything that looks like or works like a cradle. Phones have cradles.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: cradled, cradles, cradling
definition: to hold or rock in or as in a cradle.
She cradled the child in her arms.
 
derivation: cradler (n.)
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