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    cradle

    cradle - Dictionary definition and meaning for word cradle

    Definition
    (noun) a baby bed with sides and rockers Definition
    (noun) where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence
    Example Sentence
    • the birthplace of civilization
    Definition
    (noun) birth of a person
    Example Sentence
    • he was taught from the cradle never to cry
    Definition
    (noun) a trough that can be rocked back and forth; used by gold miners to shake auriferous earth in water in order to separate the gold
    Synonyms : rocker
    Definition
    (verb) hold gently and carefully
    Example Sentence
    • He cradles the child in his arms
    Definition
    (verb) bring up from infancy Definition
    (verb) hold or place in or as if in a cradle
    Example Sentence
    • He cradled the infant in his arms
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    (verb) cut grain with a cradle scythe Definition
    (verb) wash in a cradle
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    • cradle gold
    Definition
    (verb) run with the stick
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