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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


SynonymsGrus


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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