dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


2 definitions found
 for Cradling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cradle \Cra"dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cradled (-d'ld); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Cradling (-dl?ng).]
     1. To lay to rest, or rock, as in a cradle; to lull or quiet,
        as by rocking.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              It cradles their fears to sleep.      --D. A. Clark.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To nurse or train in infancy.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              He that hath been cradled in majesty will not leave
              the throne to play with beggars.      --Glanvill.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To cut and lay with a cradle, as grain.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. To transport a vessel by means of a cradle.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              In Lombardy . . . boats are cradled and transported
              over the grade.                       --Knight.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     To cradle a picture, to put ribs across the back of a
        picture, to prevent the panels from warping.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cradling \Cra"dling\ (-dl?ng), n.
     1. The act of using a cradle.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Coopering) Cutting a cask into two pieces lengthwise, to
        enable it to pass a narrow place, the two parts being
        afterward united and rehooped.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Carp.) The framework in arched or coved ceilings to which
        the laths are nailed. --Knight.
        [1913 Webster]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229