Definition of crone
: a withered old woman
Examples of crone in a Sentence
The old crone lived alone.
a run-down house that was inhabited by a cantankerous crone who kept to herself
Recent Examples of crone from the Web
This is why middle-aged or old women are witches and crones in fairy tales.
These women tapped into a long line of mythic female figures—the nymph, the witch, the fairy, the crone—who have used metamorphosis in order to outwit, and outpace, their more solid, and literal, male kin.
Gone is the benevolent ruler, replaced by an insatiable madman, who brokered a deal for power with three classical crones, who emerge hissing from the water in a mass of roiling tentacles (don't ask).
Only a few hunched old crones remember that now-defunct modeling agency—owned by our wise and noble president, Donald Trump—which closed this week, after reports of mass exodus.
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CRONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of crone for English Language Learners
: a cruel or ugly old woman
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