Crib vs. Cradle

Crib vs. Cradle — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Crib and Cradle

Cribnoun

(US) A baby’s bed with high, often slatted, often moveable sides, suitable for a child who has outgrown a cradle or bassinet.

Cradlenoun

A bed or cot for a baby, oscillating on rockers or swinging on pivots.

Cribnoun

(British) A bed for a child older than a baby.

Cradlenoun

(figuratively) The place of origin, or in which anything is nurtured or protected in the earlier period of existence.

a cradle of crimethe cradle of liberty

Cribnoun

(nautical) A small sleeping berth in a packet ship or other small vessel

Cradlenoun

(figuratively) Infancy, or very early life.

from the cradle to the grave
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Cribnoun

A wicker basket; compare Moses basket.

Cradlenoun

An implement consisting of a broad scythe for cutting grain, with a set of long fingers parallel to the scythe, designed to receive the grain, and to lay it evenly in a swath.

Cribnoun

A manger, a feeding trough for animals elevated off the earth or floor, especially one for fodder such as hay.

Cradlenoun

A tool used in mezzotint engraving, which, by a rocking motion, raises burrs on the surface of the plate, so preparing the ground.

Cribnoun

The baby Jesus and the manger in a creche or nativity scene, consisting of statues of Mary, Joseph and various other characters such as the magi.

Cradlenoun

A framework of timbers, or iron bars, moving upon ways or rollers, used to support, lift, or carry ships or other vessels, heavy guns, etc., as up an inclined plane, or across a strip of land, or in launching a ship.

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Cribnoun

A bin for drying or storing grain, as with a corn crib.

Cradlenoun

A case for a broken or dislocated limb.

Cribnoun

A small room or covered structure, especially one of rough construction, used for storage or penning animals.

Cradlenoun

A frame to keep the bedclothes from contact with the sensitive parts of an injured person.

Cribnoun

A confined space, as with a cage or office-cubicle

Cradlenoun

(mining) A machine on rockers, used in washing out auriferous earth.

Cribnoun

(obsolete) A job, a position; (British), an appointment.

Cradlenoun

(mining) A suspended scaffold used in shafts.

Cribnoun

A hovel, a roughly constructed building best suited to the shelter of animals but used for human habitation.

Cradlenoun

(carpentry) A ribbing for vaulted ceilings and arches intended to be covered with plaster.

Cribnoun

(slang) One’s residence, or where one normally hangs out. A house or dwelling place.

Cradlenoun

(nautical) A basket or apparatus in which, when a line has been made fast to a wrecked ship from the shore, the people are brought off from the wreck.

The cradle was ill-made. One victim fell into the sea and was lost and the ensuing delay cost three more lives.

Cribnoun

A boxy structure traditionally built of heavy wooden timbers, to support an existing structure from below, as with a mineshaft or a building being raised off its foundation in preparation for being moved; see cribbing.

Cradlenoun

A rest for the receiver of a telephone, or for certain computer hardware.

He slammed the handset into the cradle.

Cribnoun

A collection of quotes or references for use in speaking, for assembling a written document, or as an aid to a project of some sort; a crib sheet.

Cradlenoun

(contact juggling) A hand position allowing a contact ball to be held steadily on the back of the hand.

Cribnoun

(obsolete) A minor theft, extortion or embezzlement, with or without criminal intent.

Cradlenoun

A mechanical device for tilting and decanting a bottle of wine.

Cribnoun

(cribbage) The card game cribbage.

Cradleverb

(transitive) To contain in or as if in a cradle.

Cribnoun

(cribbage) The cards discarded by players and used by the dealer.

Cradleverb

(transitive) To rock a baby to sleep.

Cribnoun

(cryptography) A known piece of information corresponding to a section of encrypted text, that is then used to work out the remaining sections.

Cradleverb

(transitive) To wrap protectively, to hold gently and protectively.

cradling the injured man’s head in her arms

Cribnoun

A small holiday home, often near a beach and of simple construction.

Cradleverb

To lull or quieten, as if by rocking.

Cribnoun

A packed lunch taken to work.

Cradleverb

To nurse or train in infancy.

Cribnoun

(Canada) A small raft made of timber.

Cradleverb

(lacrosse) To rock the lacrosse stick back and forth in order to keep the ball in the head by means of centrifugal force.

Cribnoun

The stomach.

Cradleverb

To cut and lay (grain) with a cradle.

Cribnoun

(slang) A cheat sheet or past test used by students; crib sheet.

Cradleverb

To transport a vessel by means of a cradle.

Cribverb

(transitive) To place or confine in a crib.

Cradleverb

To put ribs across the back of (a picture), to prevent the panels from warping.

Cribverb

To shut up or confine in a narrow habitation; to cage; to cramp.

Cradlenoun

a baby bed with sides and rockers

Cribverb

(transitive) To collect one or more passages and/or references for use in a speech, written document or as an aid for some task; to create a crib sheet.

I cribbed the recipe from the Food Network site, but made a few changes of my own.

Cradlenoun

where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence;

the birthplace of civilization

Cribverb

To plagiarize; to copy; to cheat.

Cradlenoun

birth of a person;

he was taught from the cradle never to cry

Cribverb

(intransitive) To install timber supports, as with cribbing.

Cradlenoun

a trough on rockers used by gold miners to shake earth in water in order to separate the gold

Cribverb

To steal or embezzle, to cheat out of.

Cradleverb

hold gently and carefully;

He cradles the child in his arms

Cribverb

(Indian English) To complain, to grumble

Cradleverb

bring up from infancy

Cribverb

To crowd together, or to be confined, as if in a crib or in narrow accommodations.

Cradleverb

hold or place in or as if in a cradle;

He cradled the infant in his arms

Cribverb

To seize the manger or other solid object with the teeth and draw in wind.

Cradleverb

cut grain with a cradle scythe

Cribnoun

baby bed with high sides

Cradleverb

wash in a cradle;

cradle gold

Cribnoun

a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)

Cradleverb

run with the stick

Cribnoun

a card game in which each player is dealt 6 cards and discards one or two to make up the crib

Cribverb

use a crib, as in an exam

Cribverb

take unauthorized (intellectual material)

Cribverb

line with beams or planks;

crib a construction hole