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NOUN (5)

1. United States writer (1871-1900);
[syn: Crane, Stephen Crane]

2. United States poet (1899-1932);
[syn: Crane, Hart Crane, Harold Hart Crane]

3. a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix;
[syn: Grus, Crane]

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

5. large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world;


VERB (1)

1. stretch (the neck) so as to see better;
- Example: "The women craned their necks to see the President drive by"
[syn: crane, stretch out]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cran \Cran\ (kr[a^]n), Crane \Crane\ (kr[=a]n), n. [Scot., fr. Gael. crann.] A measure for fresh herrings, -- as many as will fill a barrel. [Scot.] --H. Miller. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crane \Crane\ (kr[=a]n), n. [AS. cran; akin to D. & LG. craan, G. kranich, krahn (this in sense 2), Gr. ge`ranos, L. grus, W. & Armor. garan, OSlav. zerav[i^], Lith. gerve, Icel. trani, Sw. trana, Dan. trane. [root]24. Cf. Geranium.] 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. [1913 Webster] Note: The common European crane is Grus cinerea. The sand-hill crane (Grus Mexicana) and the whooping crane (Grus Americana) are large American species. The Balearic or crowned crane is Balearica pavonina. The name is sometimes erroneously applied to the herons and cormorants. [1913 Webster] 2. Any arm which swings about a vertical axis at one end, used for supporting a suspended weight. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 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. [1913 Webster] 4. An iron arm with horizontal motion, attached to the side or back of a fireplace, for supporting kettles, etc., over a fire. [1913 Webster] 5. A siphon, or bent pipe, for drawing liquors out of a cask. [1913 Webster] 6. (Naut.) A forked post or projecting bracket to support spars, etc., -- generally used in pairs. See Crotch, 2. [1913 Webster] 7. (Zool.) The American blue heron (Ardea herodias). [Local, U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 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, Traveler crane, Traversing 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crane \Crane\ (kr[=a]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Craned (kr[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Craning.] 1. To cause to rise; to raise or lift, as by a crane; -- with up. [R.] [1913 Webster] What engines, what instruments are used in craning up a soul, sunk below the center, to the highest heavens. --Bates. [1913 Webster] An upstart craned up to the height he has. --Massinger. [1913 Webster] 2. To stretch, as a crane stretches its neck; as, to crane the neck disdainfully. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

crane \crane\, v. i. to reach forward with head and neck, in order to see better; as, a hunter cranes forward before taking a leap. --Beaconsfield. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] The passengers eagerly craning forward over the bulwarks. --Howells. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crotch \Crotch\ (kr[o^]ch; 224), n.; pl. Crotches (kr[o^]ch"[e^]z). [Cf. Crotchet, Crutch.] 1. The angle formed by the parting of two legs or branches; a fork; the point where a trunk divides; as, the crotch of a tree. more specifically, the space on the human torso between the two legs; also, the corresponding part between the legs of a pair of pants, which is in contact with the crotch of the wearer; as, pants with a tight crotch have become very popular. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. (Naut.) A stanchion or post of wood or iron, with two arms for supporting a boom, spare yards, etc.; -- called also crane and crutch. --Totten. [1913 Webster] 3. (Billiards) In the three-ball carom game, a small space at each corner of the table. See Crotched, below. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Crane n 1: United States writer (1871-1900) [syn: Crane, Stephen Crane] 2: United States poet (1899-1932) [syn: Crane, Hart Crane, Harold Hart Crane] 3: a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix [syn: Grus, Crane] 4: lifts and moves heavy objects; lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis 5: large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world v 1: stretch (the neck) so as to see better; "The women craned their necks to see the President drive by" [syn: crane, stretch out]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

66 Moby Thesaurus words for "crane": 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
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Crane (Isa. 38:14; Jer. 8:7). In both of these passages the Authorized Version has reversed the Hebrew order of the words. "Crane or swallow" should be "swallow or crane," as in the Revised Version. The rendering is there correct. The Hebrew for crane is _'agur_, the Grus cincerea, a bird well known in Palestine. It is migratory, and is distinguished by its loud voice, its cry being hoarse and melancholy.
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Crane -- U.S. County in Texas Population (2000): 3996 Housing Units (2000): 1596 Land area (2000): 785.557555 sq. miles (2034.584640 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.028932 sq. miles (0.074934 sq. km) Total area (2000): 785.586487 sq. miles (2034.659574 sq. km) Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48 Location: 31.440275 N, 102.452072 W Headwords: Crane Crane, TX Crane County Crane County, TX
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Crane, IN -- U.S. town in Indiana Population (2000): 203 Housing Units (2000): 112 Land area (2000): 0.119030 sq. miles (0.308287 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.119030 sq. miles (0.308287 sq. km) FIPS code: 15652 Located within: Indiana (IN), FIPS 18 Location: 38.892703 N, 86.901294 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Crane, IN Crane
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Crane, TX -- U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 3191 Housing Units (2000): 1278 Land area (2000): 1.019574 sq. miles (2.640684 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.019574 sq. miles (2.640684 sq. km) FIPS code: 17516 Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48 Location: 31.392949 N, 102.350751 W ZIP Codes (1990): 79731 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Crane, TX Crane
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Crane, MO -- U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 1390 Housing Units (2000): 630 Land area (2000): 1.471043 sq. miles (3.809985 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.471043 sq. miles (3.809985 sq. km) FIPS code: 17074 Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29 Location: 36.903813 N, 93.571128 W ZIP Codes (1990): 65633 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Crane, MO Crane