Pronunciation: krān
n.1.(Zool.) A wading bird of the genus Grus, and allied genera, of various species, having a long, straight bill, and long legs and neck.
2.Any arm which swings about a vertical axis at one end, used for supporting a suspended weight.
3.A machine for raising and lowering heavy weights, and, while holding them suspended, transporting them through a limited lateral distance. In one form it consists of a projecting arm or jib of timber or iron, a rotating post or base, and the necessary tackle, windlass, etc.; - so called from a fancied similarity between its arm and the neck of a crane See Illust. of Derrick.
4.An iron arm with horizontal motion, attached to the side or back of a fireplace, for supporting kettles, etc., over a fire.
5.A siphon, or bent pipe, for drawing liquors out of a cask.
6.(Naut.) A forked post or projecting bracket to support spars, etc., - generally used in pairs. See Crotch, 2.
7.(Zool.) The American blue heron (Ardea herodias).
Crane fly
(Zool.) a dipterous insect with long legs, of the genus Tipula.
Derrick crane
See Derrick.
Gigantic crane
(Zool.) See Adjutant, n., 3.
Traveling crane
(Mach.) a crane mounted on wheels; esp., an overhead crane consisting of a crab or other hoisting apparatus traveling on rails or beams fixed overhead, as in a machine shop or foundry.
Water crane
a kind of hydrant with a long swinging spout, for filling locomotive tenders, water carts, etc., with water.
v. t.1.To cause to rise; to raise or lift, as by a crane; - with up.
[imp. & p. p. Craned (krānd); p. pr. & vb. n. Craning.]
An upstart craned up to the height he has.
- Massinger.
2.To stretch, as a crane stretches its neck; as, to crane the neck disdainfully.
v. i.1.to reach forward with head and neck, in order to see better; as, a hunter cranes forward before taking a leap.
Noun1.Crane - United States writer (1871-1900)
Synonyms: Stephen Crane
2.Crane - United States poet (1899-1932)
3.crane - lifts and moves heavy objects; lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis
4.crane - large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world
Verb1.crane - stretch (the neck) so as to see better; "The women craned their necks to see the President drive by"
Synonyms: stretch out
To see a crane in your dream, represents your gestures of good will. You look out for those who are near and dear to you.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, gape, gaup, gawk, gaze, gaze open-mouthed, gloat, goggle, grate, grating, grid, griddle, gridiron, grill, griller, hoist, hydraulic tailgate, jack, jackscrew, lever, lift, lifter, look, ogle, outreach, outstretch, poker, pothook, reach out, salamander, spit, sprawl, stand on tiptoe, stand on tiptoes, stare, stare at, stare down, stare hard, straggle, stretch, stretch out, tackle, tongs, tripod, trivet, turnspit, windlass
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