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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

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

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

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

My parents put the New Yorker in my crib. I saw Vogue and Vanity Fair around the house before I could read.
Richard Avedon

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
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Crib Translations

crib in Dutch is afkijken, spieken
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