cradle cradle  /ˈkreɪ dəl/


  1. (n) a baby bed with sides and rockers
  2. (n) where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence
  3. (n) birth of a person
  4. (n) 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
  5. (v) hold gently and carefully
  6. (v) bring up from infancy
  7. (v) hold or place in or as if in a cradle
  8. (v) cut grain with a cradle scythe
  9. (v) wash in a cradle
  10. (v) run with the stick


  1. At 375,000 years old, it put England in contention for a cradle of humankind, being found in the Sussex town of Piltdown.
  2. The lipstick charging cradle might protect the headset from some damage, but it leaves the call button, the most vulnerable part of the product, exposed.
  3. Among the new outdoor pieces are dry-stone wall enclosures that cradle giant fallen oaks, while inside there are rooms of stone, wood and clay.


  1. The Cradle Rocks Again at City Center

    Marc Blitzstein's 1937 musical The Cradle Will Rock has one of the most celebrated origin stories in the history of American theatre. It was written for the Federal Theatre Project to be directed by Orson Welles and produced by John Houseman, but the FTP, responding to intense pressure from Congress, abruptly closed the politically pointed show. The theatre was locked, the costumes seized and ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Playbill

  2. The battle of the Winthrop Hospital bands

    The Arrhythmics win the Winthrop cup! The first annual Battle of the Winthrop-University Hospital Bands was a rousing success at the Cradle of Aviation in Garden City on Friday, March 8th.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Garden City News

  3. Ford focused on reducing emissions

    Cradle-to-grave is probably not a phrase you want associated with vehicles. The environmental impacts of a product from materials acquisition through product disposal is more analytically known as life-cycle assessment. In the vehicle industry it is known as well-to-wheel, and it assesses totally energy consumption to make a car. The concept is becoming more prevalent in the minds of U.S ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune


  1. "All these girls are taught from the cradle not to trust anybody from the outside," Shurtleff said. "Especially the government. We're the beast. We're the devil."
    on Apr 12, 2008 By: Mark Shurtleff Source: ABC News

  2. And Obama called finally on the Golden Rule, describing it as "a belief that pulsed in the cradle of civilization, and that still beats in the heart of billions. It's a faith in other people, and it's what brought me here today."
    on Jun 4, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: USA Today

  3. Huckabee says his time as a minister is what sets him apart from other presidential candidates, giving him "cradle to grave" perspective on the struggles of ordinary Americans.
    on Dec 14, 2007 By: Mike Huckabee Source: Forbes

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