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By aiming for paradise, we lose sight of earth. Hope of a beyond and aspiration to an afterlife engender a sense of futility in the present. If the prospect of getting taken up to paradise generates joy, it is the mindless joy of a baby picked up from his crib.
Michel Onfray

Meaning of "crib" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CRIB

Old English cribb; related to Old Saxon kribbia, Old High German krippa; compare Middle High German krēbe basket.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CRIB

crib  [krɪb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRIB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Crib is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb crib in English.

WHAT DOES CRIB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Crib

A crib is an infant bed in American English. Crib may also refer to: ▪ Nativity scene, a depiction of the birth of Jesus as described in the gospels of Matthew and Luke ▪ Box crib, a wooden frame used to stabilise a heavy object during a rescue, jacking, construction or moving operation ▪ Crib, a sample of known plaintext in codebreaking ▪ Crib pier, built with supporting columns constructed like log cabins ▪ Crib barn, a popular type of barn found throughout the U.S. south and southeast regions ▪ Crib sheet, a cheat sheet or concise set of notes for quick reference ▪ Corn crib, a granary for drying and storing corn ▪ Cribbage, a card game ▪ Cribbing, a bad habit of some horses ▪ CrossCribb, a card game ▪ Manger, a trough or box to hold food for animals ▪ Bach, a modest beach house ▪ Timber crib dam, a wooden dam built using cribs ▪ Water crib, an offshore structure that supplies water to an onshore pumping station...

Definition of crib in the English dictionary

The first definition of crib in the dictionary is a child's bed with slatted wooden sides; cot. Other definition of crib is a cattle stall or pen. Crib is also a fodder rack or manger.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CRIB

PRESENT

Present
I crib
you crib
he/she/it cribs
we crib
you crib
they crib
Present continuous
I am cribbing
you are cribbing
he/she/it is cribbing
we are cribbing
you are cribbing
they are cribbing
Present perfect
I have cribbed
you have cribbed
he/she/it has cribbed
we have cribbed
you have cribbed
they have cribbed
Present perfect continuous
I have been cribbing
you have been cribbing
he/she/it has been cribbing
we have been cribbing
you have been cribbing
they have been cribbing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I cribbed
you cribbed
he/she/it cribbed
we cribbed
you cribbed
they cribbed
Past continuous
I was cribbing
you were cribbing
he/she/it was cribbing
we were cribbing
you were cribbing
they were cribbing
Past perfect
I had cribbed
you had cribbed
he/she/it had cribbed
we had cribbed
you had cribbed
they had cribbed
Past perfect continuous
I had been cribbing
you had been cribbing
he/she/it had been cribbing
we had been cribbing
you had been cribbing
they had been cribbing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will crib
you will crib
he/she/it will crib
we will crib
you will crib
they will crib
Future continuous
I will be cribbing
you will be cribbing
he/she/it will be cribbing
we will be cribbing
you will be cribbing
they will be cribbing
Future perfect
I will have cribbed
you will have cribbed
he/she/it will have cribbed
we will have cribbed
you will have cribbed
they will have cribbed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been cribbing
you will have been cribbing
he/she/it will have been cribbing
we will have been cribbing
you will have been cribbing
they will have been cribbing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would crib
you would crib
he/she/it would crib
we would crib
you would crib
they would crib
Conditional continuous
I would be cribbing
you would be cribbing
he/she/it would be cribbing
we would be cribbing
you would be cribbing
they would be cribbing
Conditional perfect
I would have crib
you would have crib
he/she/it would have crib
we would have crib
you would have crib
they would have crib
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been cribbing
you would have been cribbing
he/she/it would have been cribbing
we would have been cribbing
you would have been cribbing
they would have been cribbing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you crib
we let´s crib
you crib
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to crib
Past participle
cribbed
Present Participle
cribbing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRIB


Carib
ˈkærɪb
corncrib
ˈkɔːnˌkrɪb
Dogrib
ˈdɒɡˌrɪb
drib
drɪb
frib
frɪb
midrib
ˈmɪdˌrɪb
rib
rɪb
Sennacherib
sɛˈnækərɪb
sparerib
ˌspɛəˈrɪb
Yathrib
ˈjæθrɪb

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRIB

criant
crib death
crib-biter
crib-biting
crib-wall
cribbage
cribbage board
cribbed
cribber
cribbing
cribble
cribella
cribellar
cribellum
cribrate
cribration
cribriform
cribrose
cribrous
cribwork

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRIB

ad-lib
bib
dib
fib
floating rib
gib
glib
Guru Granth Sahib
Hib
jib
lib
Maghrib
mib
nib
pen nib
sahib
sib
squib
true rib
Women´s Lib

Synonyms and antonyms of crib in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CRIB»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «crib» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of crib
bassinet · bed · box · bunker · cage · cheat · confine · coop · copy · cot · cradle · enclose · fence · imprison · key · limit · manger · Moses basket · notes · pen · pilfer · pirate · plagiarize · purloin · rack · rail · restrict · stall · translation · trot

Translation of «crib» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
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TRANSLATION OF CRIB

Find out the translation of crib to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of crib from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «crib» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

婴儿床
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cuna
570 millions of speakers

English

crib
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पालना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سرير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кроватки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

berço
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডাবা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lit de bébé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Buaian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Krippe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ベビーベッド
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

침대
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Crib
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cui
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எடுக்காதே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घरकुल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

beşik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

culla
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szopka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ліжечка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pat de copil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κούνια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

krip
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spjälsäng
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

crib
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of crib

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIB»

The term «crib» is very widely used and occupies the 18.572 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIB» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «crib» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «crib» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about crib

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5 QUOTES WITH «CRIB»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word crib.
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Michael Feldman
When I was a kid, I hated being talked to as a kid. I don't know if all kids feel that way, but I seem to remember awful things in the crib, something like people doing baby talk in the crib and sticking their big, fat faces in there and scaring me. So I always talk to kids as if they were a person.
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Sheena Iyengar
In America we tell our parents to bring their child home and put him or her in a crib; as they get older, children sleep in they own room not in Mom and Dad's room. What are we training them for? It's independence, because that's what being empowered is all about.
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Linda Lavin
The story about me, apocryphal or not, is that I could sing before I spoke. My parents went into bedroom one day and there I was standing in the crib singing God Bless America.
4
Denene Millner
It just didn't feel right to let my child scream and holler and thrash by her little self in the dark in her crib when I knew full well that a little rocking in her glider, maybe a song and a sweet nuzzle of her cheek would send her off to dreamland.
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Michel Onfray
By aiming for paradise, we lose sight of earth. Hope of a beyond and aspiration to an afterlife engender a sense of futility in the present. If the prospect of getting taken up to paradise generates joy, it is the mindless joy of a baby picked up from his crib.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRIB»

Discover the use of crib in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to crib and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Narratives from the Crib
In a foreword written for this new edition, Emily, now an adult, reflects on the experience of having been a research subject without knowing it.
Katherine Nelson, 2006
2
The Scientist In The Crib: Minds, Brains, And How Children Learn
This exciting book by three pioneers in the new field of cognitive science discusses important discoveries about how much babies and young children know and learn, and how much parents naturally teach them.It argues that evolution designed ...
Alison Gopnik, Andrew N. Meltzoff, Patricia K. Kuhl, 2009
3
Bye-bye, Crib
A big boy and his best stuffed friend seek the courage to move to a gigantic new bed.
Alison McGhee, Ross MacDonald, 2008
4
Bob Saget's Tales from the crib
Photographs of babies with humorous captions poke fun at television serials, men's and women's clubs, extraterrestrials, and other aspect of adults' and children's lives
Bob Saget, Tony Hendra, 1991
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Tales From the Crib
After agreeing to her husband's suggestion to remain married in name only to create a stable environment for their child, Lucy Klein, while dealing with her strange situation, children's parties, her cousin's wedding to herself, and dating, ...
Jennifer Coburn, 2006
6
The Crib
When his neighbors' baby dies suddenly, Stuart Rice discovers that twenty-nine infants spanning two generations of the family have all suffered the same fate, and he becomes obsessed with his search for the reason behind the deaths
Paul Kent, 1987
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Beds and Bedroom Furniture
A pair of spring-loaded pins, one on each end of the crib, latch the side in its up position. While waiting for your baby to be born, a crib is the best piece of furniture you can make. Cribmaking offers quite a few woodworking challenges and can ...
Fine Woodworking, Taunton Press, 1997
8
Classic Crib Quilts and How to Make Them
101. 104 106 112 116 118 122 125 127 130 132 133 135 INTRODUCTION. Acknowledgments Introduction Definitions and General History The History of Infant Clothing Changing Views of the Child English and Welsh Origins American Crib ...
Thos. K. Woodard, Blanche Greenstein, 2013
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Crib Death: Sudden Unexplained Death of Infants - The ...
This book helps pathologists, forensic pathologists, pediatricians, obstetrics, and neonatologists in recognizing all potential morphological substrata and puts forward a well-researched postmortem study for use in a standardized autopsy ...
Giulia Ottaviani, 2007
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Christine's Christmas Crib
Christine should be happy.
Eileen Knecht, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRIB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term crib is used in the context of the following news items.
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A CRIB club which has been going for seven decades has donated …
Morris Cartwright chair and treasure Crib Club who play in the Beacon pub Horninglow raised £121 for the Air ambulance, handing over ... «Burton Mail, Jul 15»
2
Win 1 of 2 SnüzPod crib, mattress and bedding sets worth £264
The fantastically versatile 3-in-1 design means that the SnüzPod is not only a bedside crib, but it can also be used as a standalone crib or can be taken from the ... «MadeForMums, Jul 15»
3
'Love And Hip Hop' War -- Cops Called ... Nikki Mudarris Trashes …
'Love And Hip Hop' War -- Cops Called ... Nikki Mudarris Trashes Mally Mall's Crib Over Breakup (VIDEO). 'Love And Hip Hop' War. «TMZ.com, Jul 15»
4
EXCLUSIVE — Ex-Pats Star Asante Samuel Discounts Broward Crib!
Last year, the crib at 5300 Ascot Terrace was offered up for $13 million. Asante Samuel. FYI: The cars are not a part of the property that two-time ... «Gossip Extra, Jul 15»
5
"Culture Strangles Innovation in the Crib"
When it comes to being competitively successful, we all know the importance of a company's culture. In their 25-year-old classic book Built to ... «Pulse, Jul 15»
6
10-Month Old Girl Drifts Out To Sea In Inflatable Crib
10-Month Old Girl Drifts Out To Sea In Inflatable Crib ... You can see the baby girl, Melda Ilgin, floating in the blow-up crib off the town of Ayvacik ... «MyFox Austin, Jul 15»
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California's Matthew Graham is person of interest after daughter …
A California father has been named a person of interest after his 6-month old baby disappeared from her crib in the middle of the night last ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Baby Floats Out to Sea After Left in Inflatable Crib, Then Rescued
A 10-month-old baby girl floated out into the Aegean Sea from Turkey in an inflatable crib before she was rescued by the country's Coast Guard ... «Newsmax, Jul 15»
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Wrecking crew makes way for Rib Crib and Rose District entry in BA
The wrecking crew's work is the first step of making that corner not only bigger for the Rib Crib, but it will also make an entry way for the Rose ... «Tulsa World, Jul 15»
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Man admits hiding gun in infant son's crib
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - A man who hid a gun in his infant son's crib has pleaded guilty to second degree criminal possession of a weapon ... «WKBW-TV, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Crib [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/crib>. Jun 2019 ».
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