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Definition of Crib


  1. A manger or rack; a feeding place for animals.
  2. A stall for oxen or other cattle.
  3. A small inclosed bedstead or cot for a child.
  4. A box or bin, or similar wooden structure, for storing grain, salt, etc.; as, a crib for corn or oats.
  5. A hovel; a hut; a cottage.
  6. A structure or frame of timber for a foundation, or for supporting a roof, or for lining a shaft.
  7. A structure of logs to be anchored with stones; -- used for docks, pier, dams, etc.
  8. A small raft of timber.
  9. A small theft; anything purloined;; a plagiaris/; hence, a translation or key, etc., to aid a student in preparing or reciting his lessons.
  10. A miner's luncheon.
  11. The discarded cards which the dealer can use in scoring points in cribbage.
  12. To shut up or confine in a narrow habitation; to cage; to cramp.
  13. To pilfer or purloin; hence, to steal from an author; to appropriate; to plagiarize; as, to crib a line from Milton.
  14. To crowd together, or to be confined, as in a crib or in narrow accommodations.
  15. To make notes for dishonest use in recitation or examination.
  16. To seize the manger or other solid object with the teeth and draw in wind; -- said of a horse.

Crib Quotations

I don't think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib.
Woody Allen

One of my little girls is named Reagan. Her first words were, 'Mr. Larry, tear down this crib.' That was her first words, it was very sweet. My first words were, 'Are you going to finish that sandwich?'
Larry the Cable Guy

Well, I think the main message is there is more to your story. There is more than what happens between the crib and the grave, and that is what I am really trying to speak to, this idea that all of life is this life and that there is nothing more than what we see and experience right here on this earth.
Max Lucado

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.
Denene Millner

My mother told me when I was a toddler and in the crib that they would have music playing, and the thing when I lit up was boogie-woogie or something out of the Louie Jordan period of sometimes big bands, and then all kinds of things.
Robbie Robertson
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crib in Dutch is afkijken, spieken
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