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What is another word for cradle?

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Noun
A small bed for an infant
“He could see their child, sleeping soundly in her cradle at the foot of the bed.”
Noun
A place or process in which something originates or flourishes
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“Glasgow might be the perceived cradle of cutting-edge art, but Edinburgh is no longer the staid sister it once was.”
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The place of one's origin
“Have you ever wondered which country represents the cradle of your heritage?”
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A structure or framework, especially one used to carry or support objects or people
“Sounds of voices barking instructions competed with the rattle of chains as the boat and cradle were lowered down the slipway.”
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A container designed to hold or protect something
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A place that fosters or nurtures the development or growth of something
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A place or component that is central to something
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The time during which one is a child, from between infancy and puberty
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The birthplace of christ
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A place where people meet in secret, typically to engage in an illicit activity
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A low-profile wheeled platform used by auto mechanics
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A locality or habitat where something is found in natural abundance, and also where it typically thrives
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A long trough from which horses or cattle feed
Verb
To hold or prop up, especially gently or protectively
“She would cradle his head in her arms, rocking it against her chest.”
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To embrace or hold someone or something tightly in one's arms
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To move (a baby or young child) up and down in a playful or affectionate way
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To look after or take special care of
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