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: Bassinet, a small bed, often on rockers, in which babies and small children sleep Ship cradle, supports a ship that is dry docked
  • Cradle of Humankind (disambiguation): Cradle of Humankind is an archeological site in South Africa. The Cradle of Humankind or, alternatively Cradle of Humanity, Cradle of Mankind or Cradle
  • Cradle-to-cradle design: "Cradle to Cradle" redirects here. For the 2002 book, see Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. Cradle to Cradle design (also referred to
  • Cat's cradle: Cat's cradle. For string figures and games in general, see string figure. For other uses, see Cat's cradle (disambiguation). Cat's cradle is a series
  • Cradle to the Grave: For other uses, see Cradle to the Grave (disambiguation). ″Cradle to the Grave″ is a song by American hip hop recording artist 2Pac and his group, Thug
  • Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life: Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (or simply Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life or Tomb Raider 2) is a 2003 action film based on the popular Tomb
  • Cat's in the Cradle: CSI episode, see Cats in the Cradle (CSI). Not to be confused with Cat's cradle (disambiguation). "Cat's in the Cradle" is a 1974 folk rock song by Harry
  • Cradle (Atomic Kitten song): "Cradle 2005" is a song recorded by English girl group Atomic Kitten. It was released on 14 February 2005, in aid of World Vision. It is a remixed version
  • 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 to a cleaner and more
  • The Hand That Rocks the Cradle: That Rocks the Cradle may refer to: "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" (poem), an 1865 poem by William Ross Wallace "Hand that Rocks the Cradle", a 1917 silent

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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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