Suckle

  • 1 Suckle — Suc kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suckled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suckling}.] [Freq. of suck.] To give suck to; to nurse at the breast. Addison. [1913 Webster] The breasts of Hecuba When she did suckle Hector, looked not lovelier. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Suckle — Suc kle, n. A teat. [Obs.] Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Suckle — Suc kle, v. i. To nurse; to suck. [R.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 suckle — c.1400, perhaps a causative form of M.E. suken to suck (see SUCK (Cf. suck)), or a back formation from SUCKLING (Cf. suckling) (though this word is attested only from mid 15c.). Related: Suckled …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 suckle — ► VERB ▪ (with reference to a baby or young animal) feed from the breast or teat. DERIVATIVES suckler noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 suckle — [suk′əl] vt. suckled, suckling [ME sokelen, prob. back form. < sokelynge,SUCKLING] 1. to cause to suck at the breast or udder; nurse 2. to bring up; rear; foster vi. to suck at the breast or udder …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 suckle — UK [ˈsʌk(ə)l] / US verb Word forms suckle : present tense I/you/we/they suckle he/she/it suckles present participle suckling past tense suckled past participle suckled old fashioned a) [transitive] to feed a baby or young animal with milk from a… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 suckle — verb /sʌ.kəl/ a) To give suck to; to nurse at the breast. The breasts of Hecuba When she did suckle Hector, looked not lovelier. b) To nurse; to suck. They are not weak, suckled by Wisdom. Landor …

    Wiktionary

  • 9 suckle — verb (suckled; suckling) Etymology: Middle English suklen, probably back formation from suklyng Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to give milk to from the breast or udder < a mother suckling her child > b. to nurture as if by giving milk… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 suckle — /suk euhl/, v., suckled, suckling. v.t. 1. to nurse at the breast or udder. 2. to nourish or bring up. 3. to put to suck. v.i. 4. to suck at the breast or udder. [1375 1425; late ME sucklen; see SUCK, LE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 suckle — 1. To nurse; to feed by milk from the breast. 2. To suck; to draw sustenance from the breast. * * * suck·le sək əl vt, suck·led; suck·ling (ə )liŋ 1) to give milk to from the breast or udder <a mother suckling her child> 2) …

    Medical dictionary

  • 12 suckle — Synonyms and related words: aliment, aspirate, bib, booze, breast feed, breathe in, care for, cherish, coddle, cosset, cradle, cultivate, drain the cup, draw in, drink, drink in, drink off, drink to, drink up, dry nurse, fatten, fatten up, feed,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 suckle — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. give suck, nurse, nurture; wet nurse, breast feed. See food. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. nurse, nurture, nourish; see sustain 2 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 suckle — suck|le [ˈsʌkəl] v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from suckling] 1.) [T] to feed a baby or young animal with milk from the breast ▪ a sheep suckling her lamb 2.) [I] if a baby or young animal suckles, it sucks milk from a breast →↑breast feed …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 suckle — suck|le [ sʌkl ] verb transitive OLD FASHIONED to feed a baby or young animal with milk from a breast or UDDER a. intransitive TECHNICAL if a baby or young animal suckles, it sucks milk from a breast or UDDER …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 suckle — [[t]sʌ̱k(ə)l[/t]] suckles, suckling, suckled 1) VERB When a mother suckles her baby, she feeds it by letting it suck milk from her breast. [OLD FASHIONED] [V n] A young woman suckling a baby is one of life s most natural and delightful scenes.… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 suckle — suck·le || sÊŒkl v. nourish with milk from the breast or udder, nurse; drink milk from the breast or udder, breastfeed …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 suckle — verb (with reference to a baby or young animal) feed from the breast or teat. Derivatives suckler noun Origin ME: prob. a back form. from suckling …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 suckle — v. a. Nurse, give suck to, feed at the breast …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 suckle — verb 1 (T) to feed a baby or young animal with milk from the breast: a sheep suckling her lamb 2 (I) if a baby or young animal suckles, it sucks milk from a breast compare breast­feed, nurse 2 (6) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English