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Synonyms for cradle
ˈkreɪd lcra·dle

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  1. cradlenoun

    rest, rocker

  2. cradlenoun

    A suspended scaffold used in shafts.

    rest, rocker

  3. cradlenoun

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

    rocker, rest

  4. cradlenoun

    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.

    rocker, rest

  5. cradlenoun

    A rest for the receiver of a telephone.

    He slammed the handset into the cradle.

    rest, rocker

  6. cradlenoun

    To contain in or as if in a cradle.

    rest, rocker

  7. cradlenoun

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

    rest, rocker

  8. cradlenoun

    To wrap protectively.

    rocker, rest

  9. cradlenoun

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

    rest, rocker

  10. cradlenoun

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

    rocker, rest

  11. 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.

    rest, rocker

  12. cradlenoun

    A case for a broken or dislocated limb.

    rocker, rest

  13. cradlenoun

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

    rest, rocker

  14. cradlenoun

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

    rest, rocker

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cradlenoun

    a baby bed with sides and rockers

    provenience, birthplace, rocker, place of origin, provenance

  2. birthplace, cradle, place of origin, provenance, proveniencenoun

    where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence

    "the birthplace of civilization"

    provenience, birthplace, place of birth, rocker, place of origin, provenance

  3. cradlenoun

    birth of a person

    "he was taught from the cradle never to cry"

    provenience, birthplace, rocker, place of origin, provenance

  4. rocker, cradleverb

    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

    rocking chair, provenience, rocker, birthplace, place of origin, rock 'n' roll musician, provenance

  5. cradleverb

    hold gently and carefully

    "He cradles the child in his arms"

  6. cradleverb

    bring up from infancy

  7. cradleverb

    hold or place in or as if in a cradle

    "He cradled the infant in his arms"

  8. cradleverb

    cut grain with a cradle scythe

  9. cradleverb

    wash in a cradle

    "cradle gold"

  10. cradleverb

    run with the stick

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cradlenoun

    baby's bed, trundle-bed, solen, cunabula

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "cradle":

    birthplace, crib, cuna, cot

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How to use cradle in a sentence?

  1. Naomi Kahn:

    Because Judea and Samaria are the cradle of Jewish history, these areas are quite naturally the focal points of this insidious campaign.

  2. Hazrat Inayat Khan:

    We grown-up people think that we appreciate music, but if we realized the sense that an infant has brought with it of appreciating sound and rhythm, we would never boast of knowing music. The infant is music itself. In the cradle it in moving its little arms and legs in a certain rhythm. And when our music falls on the ears of an infant it is of the lowest character compared with the music it is accustomed to.

  3. Brit Bennett:

    I kept coming back to the inherent absurdity of the idea that race can be successfully performed, but at the same time, the implications of race and of racism are felt generations deep, they follow people from the cradle to the grave.

  4. Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi:

    Mesopotamia is truly the pillar of humanity's memory and the cradle of civilization in recorded history.

  5. South Africa:

    Not only does our country hold the Cradle of Humankind, but we also have fossils that help us understand the rise of the gigantic dinosaurs, this is another example of South Africa taking the high road and making scientific breakthroughs of international significance on the basis of its geographic advantage, as it does in astronomy, marine and polar research, indigenous knowledge, and biodiversity.

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