Meaning of cradle

Definition of cradle

(noun) a baby bed with sides and rockers
where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence; "the birthplace of civilization"
birth of a person; "he was taught from the cradle never to cry"
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
(verb) hold gently and carefully; "He cradles the child in his arms"
bring up from infancy
hold or place in or as if in a cradle; "He cradled the infant in his arms"
cut grain with a cradle scythe
wash in a cradle; "cradle gold"
run with the stick

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