Definition of cradle:
provenance, cattle auction, bedside, rocker, carry, bleeper, fountain, calling card, air bed, mother country, dumping ground, seedbed, grip, provenience, Dodge City, font, foundation, answering machine, grab, bedpost, dust trap, cell, fountainhead, birthplace, scaffold, destination, anchorage, hold tight, cameraphone, well, hang on, root, bedstead, rock, stanchion, frame, rafter, place of birth, rock 'n' roll musician, rocking chair, grasp, button, card, 3G, gantry, motherland, joist, support, keep hold of something, beeper, center of excellence, aerie, 4G, bedroll, hold on, home, framework, place of origin, buttress, bedhead, disaster area, clutch, wellspring.
- bed (part of speech: noun)
- beginning (part of speech: noun)
- "The Mating of Lydia", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
- "Clover and Blue Grass", Eliza Calvert Hall.
There was a string passed through these holes, and then the ends were tied together; and to put the circular saw in motion, this string was held over the two hands, as the string is held when you first begin to play cat's- cradle.- "Rollo's Museum", Jacob Abbott.