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3 definitions found
 for crone
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  crone \crone\ (kr[=o]n), n. [OD. kronie, karonie, an old sheep,
     OF. carogne, F. charogne, carrion (also F. carogne
     ill-natured woman.). See Carrion, and Crony.]
     1. An old ewe. [Obs.] --Tusser.
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     2. An old woman; -- usually in contempt.
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              But still the crone was constant to her note.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     3. An old man; especially, a man who talks and acts like an
        old woman. [R.]
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              The old crone [a negro man] lived in a hovel, . . .
              which his master had given him.       --W. Irving.
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              A few old battered crones of office.  --Beaconsfield.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  crone
      n 1: an ugly evil-looking old woman [syn: hag, beldam,
           beldame, witch, crone]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  25 Moby Thesaurus words for "crone":
     bag, bat, beldam, biddy, dame, dowager, drab, frump, grandam,
     grandmother, granny, hag, old battle-ax, old dame, old girl,
     old granny, old lady, old trot, old wife, old woman, slattern,
     sloven, trot, war-horse, witch
  
  

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