Definition of CRADLE

a place of origin <Philadelphia is known as the cradle of liberty because it was there that the Declaration of Independence was signed>
Related Words hometown; Blighty [chiefly British], country, nativity, old country, roots
a point or place at which something is invented or provided <the 1848 meeting at Seneca Falls, New York, is often regarded as the cradle of the women's suffrage movement>

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