Definitions of cradle:
  • noun:   a baby bed with sides and rockers
  • noun:   birth of a person
    Example: "He was taught from the cradle never to cry"
  • noun:   a trough on rockers used by gold miners to shake earth in water in order to separate the gold
  • noun:   where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence
  • verb:   bring up from infancy
  • verb:   run with the stick
  • verb:   hold gently and carefully
    Example: "He cradles the child in his arms"
  • verb:   wash in a cradle
    Example: "Cradle gold"
  • verb:   cut grain with a cradle scythe
  • verb:   hold or place in or as if in a cradle
    Example: "He cradled the infant in his arms"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #36042)

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