1. [syn: hag, beldam, beldame, witch, crone]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
crone \crone\ (kr[=o]n), n. [OD. kronie, karonie, an old sheep,
OF. carogne, F. charogne, carrion (also F. carogne
ill-natured woman.). See Carrion, and Crony.]
1. An old ewe. [Obs.] --Tusser.
2. An old woman; -- usually in contempt.
But still the crone was constant to her note.
3. An old man; especially, a man who talks and acts like an
old woman. [R.]
The old crone [a negro man] lived in a hovel, . . .
which his master had given him. --W. Irving.
A few old battered crones of office. --Beaconsfield.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an ugly evil-looking old woman [syn: hag, beldam,
beldame, witch, crone]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
25 Moby Thesaurus words for "crone":
bag, bat, beldam, biddy, dame, dowager, drab, frump, grandam,
grandmother, granny, hag, old battle-ax, old dame, old girl,
old granny, old lady, old trot, old wife, old woman, slattern,
sloven, trot, war-horse, witch