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crane

noun

1 Crane

United States writer (1871-1900).

synonym: Stephen Crane.



2 Crane

United States poet (1899-1932).

synonyms: Harold Hart Crane, Hart Crane.

3 Crane

A small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix.

synonym: Grus.

Dutch: Kraanvogel, kraanvogel

4 crane

Lifts and moves heavy objects; lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis.

Roget 272: vehicle, conveyance, carriage, caravan, van; common carrier; wagon, waggon, wain, dray, cart, lorry.    truck, tram; ... show more

Roget 307: elevation; raising etc. v.; erection, lift; sublevation, upheaval; sublimation, exaltation; prominence etc. (convexity) 250.    ... show more

Roget 244: angularity, angularness; aduncity; angle, cusp, bend; fold etc. 258; notch etc. 257; fork, bifurcation.    ... show more

Dutch: hefkraan, hijskraan, kraan
Polish: żuraw

5 crane

Large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world.

Dutch: hijskraan, kraanvogel
Polish: żuraw, żuraw szary, żuraw zwyczajny, żuraw popielaty

verb

1 crane

Stretch (the neck) so as to see better:
— The women craned their necks to see the President drive by.

synonym: stretch out.


Moby thesaurus: andiron, be lengthy, be prolonged, belong, chain, coal tongs, crab, crane the neck, crook, damper, derrick, erector, extend, extend out, eye, fire hook, fire tongs, firedog, forklift, gantry crane ... show more.

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