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cradle

cra·dle

cradle

 
pronunciation:
kreI dl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
rob the cradle
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a baby's bed, usu. mounted on rockers.
She sat near the fire and rocked the baby in her cradle.
 
definition 2: a birthplace or time of origin.
Philadelphia is said by many to be the cradle of American independence.
similar words:
matrix
definition 3: any device resembling a cradle or functioning similarly, as to hold or hold and rock something.
He put the phone back on its cradle.
phrase: rob the cradle
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cradled, cradles, cradling
definition 1: to hold or rock in or as in a cradle.
She cradled the child in her arms.
 
definition 2: to nurture or care for tenderly in infancy.
definition 3: to catch, support, or rock in a cradle-like device.
The wooden scaffold cradled the ship's hull.
derivation: cradler (n.)
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