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Definition of CRIB

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Crib \Crib\ (kr[i^]b), n. [AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, D. krib, kribbe, Dan. krybbe, G. krippe, and perh. to MHG. krebe basket, G, korb, and E. rip a sort of wicker basket.] [1913 Webster]
     1. A manger or rack; a feeding place for animals. [1913 Webster]

              The steer lion at one crib shall meet. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

     2. A stall for oxen or other cattle.
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              Where no oxen are, the crib is clean. --Prov. xiv.
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     3. A small inclosed bedstead or cot for a child. [1913 Webster]

     4. A box or bin, or similar wooden structure, for storing grain, salt, etc.; as, a crib for corn or oats. [1913 Webster]

     5. A hovel; a hut; a cottage.
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              Why rather, Sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, . . . Than in the perfumed chambers of the great? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     6. (Mining) A structure or frame of timber for a foundation, or for supporting a roof, or for lining a shaft. [1913 Webster]

     7. A structure of logs to be anchored with stones; -- used for docks, pier, dams, etc. [1913 Webster]

     8. A small raft of timber. [Canada]
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     9. A small theft; anything purloined; a plagiarism; hence, a translation or key, etc., to aid a student in preparing or reciting his lessons. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

              The Latin version technically called a crib. --Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster]

              Occasional perusal of the Pagan writers, assisted by a crib.                               --Wilkie Collins. [1913 Webster]

     10. A miner's luncheon. [Cant] --Raymond.
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     11. (Card Playing) The discarded cards which the dealer can use in scoring points in cribbage. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Crib \Crib\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cribbed} (kr[i^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cribbing}.]
     1. To shut up or confine in a narrow habitation; to cage; to cramp. [1913 Webster]

              If only the vital energy be not cribbed or cramped.
                                                    --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

              Now I am cabin'd, cribbed, confined.  --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. To pilfer or purloin; hence, to steal from an author; to appropriate; to plagiarize; as, to crib a line from Milton. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

              Child, being fond of toys, cribbed the necklace.
                                                    --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Crib \Crib\, v. i.
     1. To crowd together, or to be confined, as in a crib or in narrow accommodations. [R.] [1913 Webster]

              Who sought to make . . . bishops to crib in a Presbyterian trundle bed.             --Gauden. [1913 Webster]

     2. To make notes for dishonest use in recitation or examination. [College Cant] [1913 Webster]

     3. To seize the manger or other solid object with the teeth and draw in wind; -- said of a horse. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

366 Moby Thesaurus words for "crib":
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