Crib

  • 1 Crib — • The crib or manger in which the Infant Saviour was laid after his birth is properly that place in the stable or khan where food for domestic animals is put, formed probably of the same material out of which the grotto itself is hewn Catholic… …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 Crib — (kr[i^]b), n. [AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, D. krib, kribbe, Dan. krybbe, G. krippe, and perh. to MHG. krebe basket, G, korb, and E. rip a sort of wicker basket.] [1913 Webster] 1. A manger or rack; a feeding place for animals. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 crib — [krib] n. [ME & OE, ox stall, couch, akin to Ger krippe, Frank * kripja: basic sense “what is woven or plaited, basket” < IE * grebh < base * ger , to wind, turn, weave; senses of “steal,” etc. < thieves slang < orig. sense “to put in …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Crib — Crib, v. i. 1. To crowd together, or to be confined, as in a crib or in narrow accommodations. [R.] [1913 Webster] Who sought to make . . . bishops to crib in a Presbyterian trundle bed. Gauden. [1913 Webster] 2. To make notes for dishonest use… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Crib — Crib, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cribbed} (kr[i^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cribbing}.] 1. To shut up or confine in a narrow habitation; to cage; to cramp. [1913 Webster] If only the vital energy be not cribbed or cramped. I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Now I am …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 crib — CRIB, criburi, s.n. Construcţie din lemn, metal etc. care se aşază în albia unui râu pentru a proteja sorbul unei pompe care se alimentează din apa respectivă. – Din germ. Kribbe. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  crib s. n., pl …

    Dicționar Român

  • 7 crib — ● crib nom masculin (américain crib, coffre) Cage grillagée haute, étroite et longue, où l on entrepose les épis de maïs pour les laisser sécher …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 8 crib — O.E. cribbe manger, fodder bin in cowsheds and fields, from a W.Gmc. root (Cf. O.S. kribbia manger; O.Fris., M.Du. kribbe; O.H.G. krippa, Ger. Krippe crib, manger ) probably related to Ger. krebe basket. Meaning child s bed with barred sides is… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 crib — index pirate (reproduce without authorization) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 crib — [n] baby bed bassinet, bin*, box*, bunk, cot, cradle, manger, Moses basket*, rack*, stall*, trundle bed; concept 443 …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 crib — ► NOUN 1) chiefly N. Amer. a child s bed with barred or latticed sides; a cot. 2) a barred rack for animal fodder; a manger. 3) informal a translation of a text for use by students, especially in a surreptitious way. 4) informal, chiefly N. Amer …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 crib — am·phi·crib·ral; as·crib·a·ble; crib·bage; crib·ber; crib·el·la·tae; crib·el·late; crib·ral; crib·rate; crib·ri·form; crib·rose; crib; crib·ble; crib·el·lat·ed; crib·rate·ly; …

    English syllables

  • 13 Crib — A crib is an infant bed in American English (English: cot). Crib may also refer to: A box crib, a wooden frame used to stabilise a heavy object during a rescue, jacking, construction or moving operation. A crib (cryptanalysis), a sample of known… …

    Wikipedia

  • 14 crib — /krɪb / (say krib) noun 1. a child s bed, usually oval, and often of wickerwork, lined and decorated with muslin, etc. 2. a stall or pen for cattle. 3. a rack or manger for fodder, as in a stable or house for cattle. 4. a tableau of Mary, Joseph …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 crib — crib1 [krıb] n [: Old English; Origin: cribb] 1.) AmE a bed for a baby or young child, with bars on the side to stop the baby from falling out British Equivalent: cot 2.) BrE a bed with high sides for a very young baby, which you can move gently… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 crib — I UK [krɪb] / US noun Word forms crib : singular crib plural cribs 1) [countable] a wooden container for an animal s food 2) [countable] British a model of the wooden box that Jesus Christ was born in, according to the Bible. Some Christians have …

    English dictionary

  • 17 crib — I n. (AE) 1) to assemble, put up a crib 2) to dismantle a crib (BE has cot) II v. (colloq.) (D; intr., tr.) ( to plagiarize ) to crib from * * * [krɪb] put up a (AE) to assemble (colloq.) (D; intr., tr.) ( to plagiarize ) to crib from to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 crib — [[t]krɪb[/t]] n. v. cribbed, crib•bing 1) fur a child s bed with enclosed sides 2) a stall or pen for cattle 3) a rack or manger for fodder 4) a bin for storing grain, salt, etc 5) inf Informal. a) edu a translation, list of correct answers, or… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 CRIB — Centre de ressources et d information des bénévoles Un Centre de ressources et d information des bénévoles est une association déjà existante qui a été labellisée par le Ministère de la Jeunesse et des Sports. Elle a vocation à fournir… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 20 crib — /krib/, n., v., cribbed, cribbing. n. 1. a child s bed with enclosed sides. 2. a stall or pen for cattle. 3. a rack or manger for fodder, as in a stable or barn. 4. a bin for storing grain, salt, etc. 5. Informal. a. a translation, list of… …

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