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Overview of noun cradle

The noun cradle has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) cradle

(a baby bed with sides and rockers)

2. (1) birthplace, cradle, place of origin, provenance, provenience

(where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence; "the birthplace of civilization")

3. cradle

(birth of a person; "he was taught from the cradle never to cry")

4. rocker, cradle

(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)


Overview of verb cradle

The verb cradle has 6 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) cradle

(hold gently and carefully; "He cradles the child in his arms")

2. cradle

(bring up from infancy)

3. cradle

(hold or place in or as if in a cradle; "He cradled the infant in his arms")

4. cradle

(cut grain with a cradle scythe)

5. cradle

(wash in a cradle; "cradle gold")

6. cradle

(run with the stick)

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