Cradle

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Cradle Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a baby bed with sides and rockers
  • a trough on rockers used by gold miners to shake earth in water in order to separate the gold
  • where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence; "the birthplace of civilization"
  • birth of a person; "he was taught from the cradle never to cry"
  • run with the stick
  • hold gently and carefully; "He cradles the child in his arms"
  • wash in a cradle; "cradle gold"
  • cut grain with a cradle scythe
  • hold or place in or as if in a cradle; "He cradled the infant in his arms"
  • bring up from infancy

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a baby bed with sides and rockers ,
  • where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence; "the birthplace of civilization" ,
  • birth of a person; "he was taught from the cradle never to cry" ,
  • 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

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Cradle'


  • Cradle: Cradle may refer to: Mechanical devices : Bassinet , a small bed, often on rockers, in which babies and small children sleep. Ship cradle , ...
  • Cradle of Filth: Cradle of Filth are - an English extreme metal band that formed in Suffolk in 1991. The band's musical style evolved from black metal ...
  • Cradle of civilization: The cradle of civilization is a term referring to locations identified as the sites of the emergence of civilization . In Western European ...
  • Cradle (grain): A cradle (also called cradle scythe, or grain cradle) is an agricultural tool, a form of the scythe , used to reap grain. It is a scythe ...

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* Solitude, in the sense of being often alone, is essential to any depth of meditation or of character and solitude in the presence of natural beauty and grandeur, is the cradle of thought and aspirations which are not only good for the individual, but which society could ill do without. - John Stuart Mill

* The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. - Albert Einstein

* The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid. - Martin Luther


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