Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

crone

play
noun \ˈkrōn\

Simple Definition of crone

  • : a cruel or ugly old woman

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of crone

  1. :  a withered old woman

Examples of crone in a sentence

  1. The old crone lived alone.

  2. <a run-down house that was inhabited by a cantankerous crone who kept to herself>



Origin and Etymology of crone

Middle English, a term of abuse, from Anglo-French caroine, charoine dead flesh — more at carrion


First Known Use: 14th century



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up crone? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to take off or remove

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

philistine melancholy lazy frenetic
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ