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English noun: Crane

1. Crane (person) United States writer (1871-1900)

SynonymsStephen Crane

Instance hypernymauthor, writer

2. Crane (person) United States poet (1899-1932)

SynonymsHarold Hart Crane, Hart Crane

Instance hypernympoet

3. Crane (object) a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix


Instance hypernymconstellation

4. crane (artifact) lifts and moves heavy objects; lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis

Broader (hypernym)lifting device

Narrower (hyponym)davit, derrick, transporter

5. crane (animal) large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world

Broader (hypernym)wader, wading bird

Narrower (hyponym)Grus americana, whooper, whooping crane

Member meronymfamily Gruidae, Gruidae

English verb: crane

1. crane (body) stretch (the neck) so as to see better

SamplesThe women craned their necks to see the President drive by.

Synonymsstretch out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)extend, stretch

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