Definitions of crib

  1. use a crib, as in an exam
  2. a card game in which each player is dealt 6 cards and discards one or two to make up the crib
  3. line with beams or planks, as of construction holes
  4. take unauthorized ( intellectual material)
  5. line with beams or planks; " crib a construction hole"
  6. A manger or rack; a feeding place for animals.
  7. A stall for oxen or other cattle.
  8. A small inclosed bedstead or cot for a child.
  9. A box or bin, or similar wooden structure, for storing grain, salt, etc.; as, a crib for corn or oats.
  10. A hovel; a hut; a cottage.
  11. A structure or frame of timber for a foundation, or for supporting a roof, or for lining a shaft.
  12. A structure of logs to be anchored with stones; -- used for docks, pier, dams, etc.
  13. A small raft of timber.
  14. A small theft; anything purloined;; a plagiaris/; hence, a translation or key, etc., to aid a student in preparing or reciting his lessons.
  15. A miner's luncheon.
  16. The discarded cards which the dealer can use in scoring points in cribbage.
  17. To shut up or confine in a narrow habitation; to cage; to cramp.
  18. To pilfer or purloin; hence, to steal from an author; to appropriate; to plagiarize; as, to crib a line from Milton.
  19. To crowd together, or to be confined, as in a crib or in narrow accommodations.
  20. To make notes for dishonest use in recitation or examination.
  21. A rack or manger; a stall for horses or cattle; a child's bed.
  22. The rack or manger of a stable: a stall for oxen: a child's bed: a small cottage: ( colloq.) a literal translation of the classics, which schoolboys use unfairly in preparing their lessons.
  23. To put away in a crib, confine, pilfer:- pr. p. cribbiing; pa. p. cribbed.
  24. A manger; stall; child's bed with raised sides; a corn- house or shed for maize.
  25. A rack, manger, or stall for cattle.
  26. A child's bedstead, with side railings.
  27. A box or bin for grain.
  28. A wooden frame, as to retain a bank of earth.
  29. A rack or manger in a stable or a cattle stall; a stall for oxen; a small cottage; a child's bed; a situation; a box for salt, & c.; a literary theft or thing cribbed; a literal translation of a classic, to crib from.
  30. To confine: to coop up; to pilfer.
  31. To be confined; to be cooped up.
  32. The rack or manger out of which cattle feed; any small building; a bed or sleeping- place, chiefly applied to one occupied by a child; often used to signify a book for unfairly assisting schoolboys in the preparation of lessons.
  33. To shut or confine in a small space; to pilfer.

Usage examples for crib

  1. Well, here we are- that's my crib. – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  2. He will find all the tools he wants, and those shingles we tore off that old corn- crib will answer his purpose better than new ones, because they are old and weather- beaten, and look just like the wood in the forest. – The Boy Trapper by Harry Castlemon
  3. Emma jumped up quickly, and had them on in two minutes, and then she took off her night- gown and put on her day clothes, which hung over the back of the chair by her crib, and went to her Mother to have them fastened, for she could not fasten them herself. – Aunt Fanny's Story-Book for Little Boys and Girls by Frances Elizabeth Barrow
  4. She took the baby from her crib, and bent over her till that same long hair curtained mother and child from sight. – Duffels by Edward Eggleston
  5. Madame Sauviat and her daughter sat down on a crib in the lower room, which was intended for a stable. – The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac
  6. It will have served its end, as the crib holds the ship in her place while she is building; and when your white- winged vessel has smoothly glided off into the great ocean of happiness, the crib and the stocks and the artificial supports will fall to pieces and be forgotten for ever. – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford
  7. A miracle is happening to Mr. Y. In an hour or two, let us say, there is a new vocal alarm from the crib. – The Delicious Vice by Young E. Allison
  8. And you were thinking, if I had had it, how pleasant for me to go in and surprise that blessed lamb in his crib; now, weren't you? – Hildegarde's Harvest by Laura E. Richards
  9. A translation " literal at every cost save that of absolute violence to our language" may be highly desirable; it is commonly called a " crib"; and a crib contrived by one who is not only a scholar but a man of genius will now and again yield a word or a phrase of felicitous precision. – Robert Browning by Edward Dowden
  10. Etienne's bed occupied the small closet, where there was still room to put another child's crib. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  11. Antone put Babette in her little crib and made the black cat a comfortable bed in the kitchen. – The Green Forest Fairy Book by Loretta Ellen Brady
  12. Git along and crib the duds! – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
  13. " Next time I must be a better brother," he said to himself; and when his mother came to carry the baby to her crib, he would not let her give him a word of praise. – Master Sunshine by Mrs. C. F. Fraser
  14. She lifted her nightgown above her bare feet and stood beside little Paul's crib. – With Hoops of Steel by Florence Finch Kelly
  15. Mary and Truxton ascended the stairs to the Blue Room, where little Fiddle slept in the Bannister crib that had been brought down from the attic. – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  16. The easier portions of our Latin and Greek we do in the day, I and Gar: we crib the time from play- hours; and my brother William helps us at night with the more difficult parts. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  17. For instance, upon one occasion, on entering the room where the baby had been left alone, asleep in his crib, she had met a strange cat hurrying from the nursery, and, upon examining closely the pillow upon which the child lay, had found a depression which had undoubtedly been due to the weight of the cat's body. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt