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Crib

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Cribn. [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.].
  •  A manger or rack; a feeding place for animals.  [1913 Webster]
    "The steer lion at one crib shall meet."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A stall for oxen or other cattle.  [1913 Webster]
    "Where no oxen are, the crib is clean."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A small inclosed bedstead or cot for a child.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A box or bin, or similar wooden structure, for storing grain, salt, etc.; as, a crib for corn or oats.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A hovel; a hut; a cottage.  [1913 Webster]
    "Why rather, Sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, . . .
    Than in the perfumed chambers of the great?
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  A structure or frame of timber for a foundation, or for supporting a roof, or for lining a shaft.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A structure of logs to be anchored with stones; -- used for docks, pier, dams, etc.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A small raft of timber.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A small theft; anything purloined; a plagiarism; hence, a translation or key, etc., to aid a student in preparing or reciting his lessons.  [1913 Webster]
    "The Latin version technically called a crib."  [1913 Webster]
    "Occasional perusal of the Pagan writers, assisted by a crib."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A miner's luncheon.  Raymond.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The discarded cards which the dealer can use in scoring points in cribbage.  [1913 Webster]
Cribv. t. 
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
    "Now I am cabin'd, cribbed, confined."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To pilfer or purloin; hence, to steal from an author; to appropriate; to plagiarize; as, to crib a line from Milton.  [1913 Webster]
    "Child, being fond of toys, cribbed the necklace."  [1913 Webster]
Cribv. i. 
  •  To crowd together, or to be confined, as in a crib or in narrow accommodations.  [1913 Webster]
    "Who sought to make . . . bishops to crib in a Presbyterian trundle bed."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make notes for dishonest use in recitation or examination.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To seize the manger or other solid object with the teeth and draw in wind; -- said of a horse.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Crib, n. & v.
--n.
1 a a child's bed with barred or latticed sides; a cot. b a model of the Nativity of Christ, with a manger as a bed.
2 a barred container or rack for animal fodder.
3 colloq. a a translation of a text for the (esp. surreptitious) use of students. b plagiarized work etc.
4 a small house or cottage.
5 a framework lining the shaft of a mine.
6 colloq. a cribbage. b a set of cards given to the dealer at cribbage by all the players.
7 heavy crossed timbers used in foundations in loose soil etc.
8 sl. a brothel.
9 Austral. & NZ a light meal; food.
--v.tr. (also absol.) (cribbed, cribbing)
1 colloq. copy (another person's work) unfairly or without acknowledgement.
2 confine in a small space.
3 colloq. pilfer, steal.
4 colloq. grumble.

Idiom
crib-biting a horse's habit of biting the manger while noisily breathing in and swallowing.
Derivative
cribber n.
Etymology
OE crib(b)

THESAURUS

Crib

Colonial bed, Hollywood bed, Nissen hut, Quonset hut, abiding place, abode, abstract, act like, address, affect, amplification, and, annex, appropriate, archives, armory, arsenal, assume, attic, bag, bagnio, bank, basement, bassinet, bawdy house, bawdyhouse, bay, beat, bed-davenport, beef, beguile of, bellyache, berth, betting house, betting parlor, bilingual text, bilk, bin, blast, blow off, bonded warehouse, bookcase, boost, booth, bordello, borrow, bottle up, box, box in, box up, brothel, bunco, bunk, bunk bed, bunker, burn, buttery, cabin, cage, camp bed, cantonment, cargo dock, casino, casket, cathouse, cavity, cell, cellar, cellule, chamber, cheat, check, chest, chisel, chorus, chouse, chouse out of, clavis, cloister, closet, coffin, cog, cog the dice, compartment, con, confine, conservatory, constrain, coop, coop in, coop up, cop, copy, cork up, cot, counterfeit, cozen, crab, cradle, cramp, crash pad, crate, crypt, cupboard, day bed, decipherment, decoding, defraud, den, den of vice, depository, depot, detain, diddle, disorderly house, ditto, dive, do, do in, do like, do out of, dock, domicile, domus, door bed, double bed, double bunk, drawer, dump, duplex bed, dwelling, dwelling place, echo, elevator, embezzle, encage, encase, enclose, enclosed space, entomb, euchre, exchequer, extort, faithful translation, fake, feather bed, fence in, filch, finagle, flam, flat, fleece, flimflam, fob, fold-away bed, forge, four-poster, free translation, fudge, fuss, gambling den, gambling hall, gambling hell, gambling house, gaming house, garner, gatehouse, glory hole, gloss, glossary, go like, godown, gouge, grain bin, grain elevator, granary, gull, gyp, habitation, hammock, have, hayloft, haymow, hayrick, hell, hem in, hocus, hocus-pocus, hoke, hoke up, hold, hold in custody, hold in restraint, hole, hollow, hook, hospital bed, house of assignation, house of joy, house of prostitution, hut, hutch, imitate, immure, impound, infringe a copyright, inhibit, interlinear, interlinear translation, joint, keep in, keep in custody, keep in detention, key, king-size bed, kiosk, lean-to, library, lift, locker, lodging, lodging place, lodgment, loose translation, lower berth, lumber room, lumberyard, magasin, magazine, make like, make off with, manger, metaphrase, mew, mew up, mirror, mow, mulct, nest, nip, outbuilding, outhouse, pack the deal, pad, pallet, palm, panel bed, panel den, panel house, paraphrase, pavilion, pen, pen up, pew, pigeon, pilfer, pinch, pipe berth, pirate, place, place to live, plagiarize, poach, pony, poolroom, poster bed, pound, practice fraud upon, purloin, quarter berth, queen-size bed, rack, rail in, red-light district, reecho, reflect, repeat, repertory, repository, reservoir, residence, restatement, restrain, restrict, rewording, rick, roll-away bed, roof, rook, run away with, rustle, scam, screw, scrounge, seal up, seat, sell gold bricks, sentry box, shack, shackle, shanty, shave, shed, shelf, shoplift, shortchange, shut in, shut up, silo, simulate, single bed, sink of iniquity, snare, snatch, snitch, sofa-bed, sporting house, squawk, stack, stack room, stack the cards, stall, steal, stew, stews, stick, sting, stock room, storage, store, storehouse, storeroom, straiten, supply base, supply depot, swindle, swipe, take, take a dive, tank, tenderloin, tester bed, thieve, thimblerig, three-quarter bed, throw a fight, tollbooth, tollhouse, transcription, translation, transliteration, treasure house, treasure room, treasury, trot, truckle bed, trundle bed, vat, vault, victimize, walk off with, wall in, warehouse, whorehouse, wine cellar, yammer

ROGET THESAURUS

Crib

Stealing

VB steal, thieve, rob, mug, purloin, pilfer, filch, prig, bag, nim, crib, cabbage, palm, abstract, appropriate, plagiarize, convey away, carry off, abduct, kidnap, crimp, make off with, walk off with, run off with, run away with, spirit away, seize, plunder, pillage, rifle, sack, loot, ransack, spoil, spoliate, despoil, strip, sweep, gut, forage, levy blackmail, pirate, pickeer, maraud, lift cattle, poach, smuggle, run, badger, bail up, hold up, stick up, bunco, bunko, filibuster, swindle, peculate, embezzle, sponge, mulct, rook, bilk, pluck, pigeon, fleece, defraud, obtain under false pretenses, live by one's wits, rob Peter to pay Paul, borrow of Peter to pay Paul, set a thief to catch a thief, disregard the distinction between meum and tuum, fence, launder, launder money.

Parsimony

N parsimony, parcity, parsimoniousness, stinginess, stint, illiberality, tenacity, avarice, greed, miser, niggard, churl, screw, skinflint, crib, codger, muckworm, scrimp, lickpenny, hunks, curmudgeon, Harpagon, harpy, extortioner, Jew, usurer, Hessian, pinch fist, pinch penny, parsimonious, penurious, stingy, miserly, mean, shabby, peddling, scrubby, penny wise, near, niggardly, close, fast handed, close handed, strait handed, close fisted, hard fisted, tight fisted, tight, sparing, chary, grudging, griping, illiberal, ungenerous, churlish, hidebound, sordid, mercenary, venal, covetous, usurious, avaricious, greedy, extortionate, rapacious, with a sparing hand, desunt inopioe multa avaritiae omnia, hoards after hoards his rising raptures fill, the unsunn'd heaps of miser's treasures.

Support

N support, ground, foundation, base, basis, terra firma, bearing, fulcrum, bait, caudex crib, point d'appui, pou sto, purchase footing, hold, locus standi, landing place, landing stage, stage, platform, block, rest, resting place, groundwork, substratum, riprap, sustentation, subvention, floor, supporter, aid, prop, stand, anvil, fulciment, cue rest, jigger, monkey, stay, shore, skid, rib, truss, bandage, sleeper, stirrup, stilts, shoe, sole, heel, splint, lap, bar, rod, boom, sprit, outrigger, ratlings, staff, stick, crutch, alpenstock, baton, staddle, bourdon, cowlstaff, lathi, mahlstick, post, pillar, shaft, thill, column, pilaster, pediment, pedicle, pedestal, plinth, shank, leg, socle, zocle, buttress, jamb, mullion, abutment, baluster, banister, stanchion, balustrade, headstone, upright, door post, jamb, door jamb, frame, framework, scaffold, skeleton, beam, rafter, girder, lintel, joist, travis, trave, corner stone, summer, transom, rung, round, step, sill, angle rafter, hip rafter, cantilever, modillion, crown post, king post, vertebra, columella, backbone, keystone, axle, axletree, axis, arch, mainstay, trunnion, pivot, rowlock, peg, tiebeam, thole pin, board, ledge, shelf, hob, bracket, trevet, trivet, arbor, rack, mantel, mantle piece, mantleshelf, slab, console, counter, dresser, flange, corbel, table, trestle, shoulder, perch, horse, easel, desk, clotheshorse, hatrack, retable, teapoy, seat, throne, dais, divan, musnud, chair, bench, form, stool, sofa, settee, stall, arm chair, easy chair, elbow chair, rocking chair, couch, fauteuil, woolsack, ottoman, settle, squab, bench, aparejo, faldstool, horn, long chair, long sleeve chair, morris chair, lamba chauki, lamba kursi, saddle, pannel, pillion, side saddle, pack saddle, pommel, bed, berth, pallet, tester, crib, cot, hammock, shakedown, trucklebed, cradle, litter, stretcher, bedstead, four poster, French bed, bunk, kip, palang, bedding, bichhona, mattress, paillasse, pillow, bolster, mat, rug, cushion, footstool, hassock, tabouret, tripod, monopod, Atlas, Persides, Atlantes, Caryatides, Hercules, supporting, supported, fundamental, dorsigerous, astride on, straddle.

Interpretation

N interpretation, definition, explanation, explication, solution, answer, rationale, plain interpretation, simple interpretation, strict interpretation, meaning, translation, rendering, rendition, redition, literal translation, free translation, key, secret, clew, clavis, crib, pony, trot, exegesis, expounding, exposition, hermeneutics, comment, commentary, inference, illustration, exemplification, gloss, annotation, scholium, note, elucidation, dilucidation, eclaircissement, mot d'enigme, symptomatology, semiology, semeiology, semiotics, metoposcopy, physiognomy, paleography, oneirology acception, acceptation, acceptance, light, reading, lection, construction, version, equivalent, equivalent meaning, synonym, paraphrase, metaphrase, convertible terms, apposition, dictionary, polyglot, explanatory, expository, explicative, explicatory, exegetical, construable, polyglot, literal, paraphrastic, metaphrastic, consignificative, synonymous, equivalent, in explanation, that is to say, id est, videlicet, to wit, namely, in other words, literally, strictly speaking, in plain, in plainer terms, in plainer words, in plainer English, more simply.


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