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Webster 1913 Edition


crane

crane

,
Verb.
I.
to reach forward with head and neck, in order to see better;
as, a hunter
cranes
forward before taking a leap
.
Beaconsfield. Thackeray.
The passengers eagerly
craning
forward over the bulwarks.
Howells.

Webster 1828 Edition


Crane

CRANE

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Noun.
[Gr., the plant, cranes-bill.]
1.
A migratory fowl of the genus Ardea, belonging to the grallic order. The bill is straight, sharp and long, with a furrow from the nostrils towards the point; the nostrils are linear, and the feet have four toes. These fowls have long legs, and a long neck, being destined to wade and seek their food among grass and reeds in marshy grounds. The common crane is about four feet in length, of a slender body, with ash-coloured feathers.
2.
A machine for raising great weights, consisting of a horizontal arm, or piece of timber, projecting from a post, and furnished with a tackle or pulley.
3.
A siphon, or crooked pipe for drawing liquors out of a cask.

Definition 2022


Crane

Crane

See also: crane, crâne, and crâné

English

Proper noun

Crane

  1. A surname.
  2. A small river of London, which joins the Thames near Twickenham.

crane

crane

See also: Crane, crâne, and crâné

English

A crane (bird).
A crane (mechanical).

Noun

crane (plural cranes)

  1. Any bird of the family Gruidae, large birds with long legs and a long neck which is extended during flight.
  2. (US, dialect) Ardea herodias, the great blue heron.
  3. A mechanical lifting machine or device, often used for lifting heavy loads for industrial or construction purposes.
  4. An iron arm with horizontal motion, attached to the side or back of a fireplace for supporting kettles etc. over the fire.
  5. A siphon, or bent pipe, for drawing liquors out of a cask.
  6. (nautical) A forked post or projecting bracket to support spars, etc.; generally used in pairs.

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crane (third-person singular simple present cranes, present participle craning, simple past and past participle craned)

  1. (transitive) To extend (one's neck).
    (Can we find and add a quotation of George Eliot to this entry?)
  2. (transitive) To raise or lower with, or as if with, a crane.
    • Bates
      What engines, what instruments are used in craning up a soul, sunk below the centre, to the highest heavens.
    • Massinger
      an upstart craned up to the height he has

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Lojban

Etymology

In Lojbanized spelling.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃrane/

Gismu

crane (rafsi cra)

  1. anterior; x1 is anterior/ahead/forward/(in/on) the front of x2 which faces/in-frame-of-reference x3

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