[n] a baby bed with sides and rockers
[n] a trough on rockers used by gold miners to shake earth in water in order to separate the gold
[n] where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence; "the birthplace of civilization"
[n] birth of a person; "he was taught from the cradle never to cry"
[v] run with the stick, in Lacrosse
[v] hold gently and carefully; "He cradles the child in his arms"
[v] wash in a cradle; of gold
[v] cut grain with a cradle scythe
[v] rock or place in or as if in a cradle; "He cradled the infant in his arms"
[v] bring up from infancy