HyperDic: crane

English > 6 senses of the word Crane / crane:
NOUNperson Crane, Stephen CraneUnited States writer (1871-1900)
person Crane, Hart Crane, Harold Hart CraneUnited States poet (1899-1932)
objectCrane, Grusa small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix
artifactcranelifts and moves heavy objects
animalcranelarge long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world
VERBbodycrane, stretch outstretch (the neck) so as to see better
Crane / crane > pronunciation
Soundskrey'n
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English > Crane: 6 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningUnited States writer (1871-1900).
SynonymStephen Crane
Instance ofwriter, authorWrites (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
SpanishCrane, Stephen Crane
CatalanStephen Crane
English > Crane: 6 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningUnited States poet (1899-1932).
SynonymsHart Crane, Harold Hart Crane
Instance ofpoetA writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
SpanishCrane, Harold Hart Crane, Hart Crane
CatalanHart Crane
English > Crane: 6 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningA small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix.
SynonymGrus
Instance ofconstellationA configuration of stars as seen from the earth
SpanishGrus
English > crane: 6 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningLifts and moves heavy objects; lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis.
NarrowerdavitA crane-like device (usually one of a pair) for suspending or lowering equipment (as a lifeboat)
derrickA simple crane having lifting tackle slung from a boom
transporterA crane for moving material with dispatch as in loading and unloading ships
Broaderlifting deviceA device for lifting heavy loads
Spanishgrúa
Catalangrua
English > crane: 6 senses > noun 5, animal
Meaninglarge long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world.
Member ofGruidae, family Gruidaecranes
Narrowerwhooping crane, whooper, Grus americanaRare North American crane having black-and-white plumage and a trumpeting call
Broaderwading bird, waderAny of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
Spanishgrúa, grulla
Verbscranestretch (the neck) so as to see better
English > crane: 6 senses > verb 1, body
Meaningstretch (the neck) so as to see better.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The women craned their necks to see the President drive by"
Synonymstretch out
Broaderstretch, extendExtend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
Spanishestirarse
Catalanestirar-se
Nounscranelarge long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world

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