crib


1crib

noun \ˈkrib\

: a small bed with high sides for a baby

: a long open box that holds food for farm animals

: something used for cheating on a test

Full Definition of CRIB

1
:  a manger for feeding animals
2
:  an enclosure especially of framework: as
a :  a stall for a stabled animal
b :  a small child's bedstead with high enclosing usually slatted sides
c :  any of various devices resembling a crate or framework in structure
d :  a building for storage :  bin
3
a :  a small narrow room or dwelling :  hut, shack
b :  a room or shack used for prostitution
4
:  the cards discarded in cribbage for the dealer to use in scoring
5
a :  a small theft
b :  plagiarism
c :  a literal translation; especially :  pony 3
d :  a summary and key to understanding a literary work
e :  something used for cheating in an examination
6
:  crèche 1

Origin of CRIB

Middle English, from Old English cribb; akin to Old High German krippa manger, and perhaps to Greek griphos reed basket
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Furniture and Woodworking Terms

appoint, credenza, mission, settee

Rhymes with CRIB

2crib

verb

: to copy an idea, a piece of writing, etc., from someone else

cribbedcrib·bing

Full Definition of CRIB

transitive verb
1
:  confine, cramp
2
:  to provide with or put into a crib; especially :  to line or support with a framework of timber
3
:  pilfer, steal; especially :  plagiarize
intransitive verb
1
a :  steal, plagiarize
b :  to use a crib :  cheat
2
:  to have the vice of cribbing
crib·ber noun

Examples of CRIB

  1. She cribbed a line or two from her favorite poet.
  2. students cribbing off each other's papers

First Known Use of CRIB

1605

crib

noun \ˈkrib\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CRIB

1
: a manger for feeding animals
2
a : a stall for a stabled animal b : a small child's bedstead with high enclosing usually slatted sides

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