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Synonyms for cradle
ˈkreɪd lcra·dle

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  1. cradlenoun

    rocker, rest

  2. cradlenoun

    A suspended scaffold used in shafts.

    rocker, rest

  3. cradlenoun

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

    rest, rocker

  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.

    rest, rocker

  5. cradlenoun

    A rest for the receiver of a telephone.

    He slammed the handset into the cradle.

    rocker, rest

  6. cradlenoun

    To contain in or as if in a cradle.

    rest, rocker

  7. cradlenoun

    To rock (a baby to sleep).

    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.

    rocker, rest

  12. cradlenoun

    A case for a broken or dislocated limb.

    rest, rocker

  13. cradlenoun

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

    rocker, rest

  14. cradlenoun

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

    rocker, rest

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. Vincent Van Gogh:

    If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.

  2. John Stuart Mill:

    Solitude, in the sense of being often alone, is essential to any depth of meditation or of character and solitude in the presence of natural beauty and grandeur, is the cradle of thought and aspirations which are not only good for the individual, but which society could ill do without.

  3. Rabindranath Tagore:

    The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.

  4. Israel Zangwill:

    The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.

  5. Formula One:

    We have always said that, if it is to have a long-term future, our sport must preserve its historic venues and Silverstone and Great Britain represent the cradle of this sport, formula One is a global sport, held on five continents, watched by an audience of over 500 million fans around the world and our aim is to grow this number by bringing the sport we love to new countries, while also maintaining its roots.

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