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English noun: cradle

1. cradle (artifact) a baby bed with sides and rockers


Broader (hypernym)baby bed, baby's bed


Part holonymrocker

2. cradle (location) where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence


SamplesThe birthplace of civilization.


Synonymsbirthplace, place of origin, provenance, provenience


Broader (hypernym)beginning, origin, root, rootage, source

3. cradle (time) birth of a person


SamplesHe was taught from the cradle never to cry.


Broader (hypernym)birth

4. cradle (artifact) 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


Synonymsrocker


Broader (hypernym)trough


English verb: cradle

1. cradle (contact) hold gently and carefully


SamplesHe cradles the child in his arms.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hold, take hold

2. cradle (social) bring up from infancy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bring up, nurture, parent, raise, rear

3. cradle (motion) hold or place in or as if in a cradle


SamplesHe cradled the infant in his arms.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hold, take hold

4. cradle (contact) cut grain with a cradle scythe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut

5. cradle (contact) wash in a cradle


SamplesCradle gold.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)launder, wash

6. cradle (competition) run with the stick


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)play


Domain categorylacrosse









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