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cradle 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈkrādl/,
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cradles, plural;
  1. Hold gently and protectively
    • - she cradled his head in her arms
  2. Be the place of origin of
    • - the northeastern states cradled an American industrial revolution
  3. Place (a telephone receiver) in its cradle

Noun
  1. An infant's bed or crib, typically one mounted on rockers

  2. A place, process, or event in which something originates or flourishes
    • - he saw Greek art as the cradle of European civilization
  3. Infancy; childhood
    • - a society that would secure the welfare of its citizens from cradle to grave
  4. A framework resembling a cradle, in particular

  5. A framework on which a ship or boat rests during construction or repairs

  6. The part of a telephone on which the receiver rests when not in use

  7. A frame put over a hospital bed to prevent the bedclothes from touching a patient's injury

  8. A trough on rockers in which auriferous earth or sand is shaken in water to separate the gold


  1. a baby bed with sides and rockers
  2. hold gently and carefully; "He cradles the child in his arms"
  3. birthplace: where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence; "the birthplace of civilization"
  4. bring up from infancy
  5. hold or place in or as if in a cradle; "He cradled the infant in his arms"
  6. birth of a person; "he was taught from the cradle never to cry"
  7. Cradle is a popular Malay rock band from Singapore that was formed in 1995 by four well-known musicians in the music industry at that time. The group was well known on both sides of Singapore and Malaysia for being the Malay equivalent of American grunge bands back when grunge music was popular.
  8. The cradle (also known as aerial cradle or casting cradle) is a type of aerial circus act in which a performer hangs by his or her knees from a large rectangular frame and swings, tosses, and catches another performer. ...
  9. A cradle is an agricultural tool, a form of the scythe, used to reap grain. It is a scythe with an arrangement of fingers attached to the snath, snathe or snaith (handle), such that the cut grain falls upon the fingers and can be cleanly laid down in a row for collection.
  10. Cradle is a 1988 science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee. The major premise of Cradle is contact between a few humans from the Miami area in 1994 and the super robots of a damaged space ship submerged off the Florida coast. ...
  11. "Cradle" is the second single by Atomic Kitten, originally released only in Asia and reaching number one there.
  12. The cradle is a basic technique in amateur wrestling. Its name refers to the move's similarity to the way a person holds an infant in their arms. ...
  13. A bed or cot for a baby, oscillating on rockers or swinging on pivots; The place of origin, or in which anything is nurtured or protected in the earlier period of existence; Infancy, or very early life; An implement consisting of a broad scythe for cutting grain, with a set of long fingers ...
  14. (Cradles) These small beds for children were usually made to swing; achieved either by mounting them on rockers, or suspending them in a framework. Early ones of oak are rare, but eighteenth-century specimens made of mahogany are sometimes to be seen.
  15. A frame to support a vessel when out of water.
  16. To dream of a cradle, with a beautiful infant occupying it, portends prosperity and the affections of beautiful children. To rock your own baby in a cradle, denotes the serious illness of one of the family. For a young woman to dream of rocking a cradle is portentous of her downfall. ...
  17. Another term for the mount by which the sat nav unit is fixed to the windscreen of dashboard.
  18. This is another pinning hold that wrestlers learn early in their careers. A wrestler who can lock his hands over his opponent’s head while squeezing the opponent’s leg to the opponent’s head has gained control of a cradle. He would be said to have “locked up a cradle.”
  19. A move starting on the back, ½ Front Somersault With ½ Twist To back.
  20. Covering a generator or engine, this metal frame provides extra protection from outer disturbances.
  21. Branch of diabolo tricks where the string is woven into a pattern.
  22. Piece of apparatus (generally aerial) composed of two horizontal parallel bars in which a catcher locks his legs to be in position of catching a flyer. (Variant: Korean Cradle.)
  23. A framework designed to hold or support something
  24. U shaped in design, a cradle is used to support cylindrical objects. Two or more cradles are mounted to a skid, pallet or load base. The base may or may not be covered with a sheathed enclosure.
  25. Holder for a handshower. (See Handshower)