Synonyms and Antonyms of cradle

  1. 1 a place of origin Philadelphia is known as “the cradle of liberty” because it was there that the Declaration of Independence was signed Synonyms birthplace, home, mother country, motherlandRelated Words hometown; Blighty [chiefly British], country, nativity, old country, roots

  2. 2 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 Synonyms source, font, fountain, fountainhead, origin, root, seedbed, spring, well, wellspringRelated Words beginning, commencement, dawn, day one, genesis, get-go (also git-go), inception, incipience, incipiency, kickoff, launch, morning, nascence, nascency, onset, outset, start, threshold; baseline, first base, ground zero, square one

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to cast off or become cast off

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