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Definition 1: large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world - [noun denoting animal]

(crane is a kind of ...) any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food

(... is a kind of crane ) rare North American crane having black-and-white plumage and a trumpeting call

(... is a member of crane) cranes

Definition 2: lifts and moves heavy objects; lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis - [noun denoting artifact]

(crane is a kind of ...) a device for lifting heavy loads

(... is a kind of crane ) a crane-like device (usually one of a pair) for suspending or lowering equipment (as a lifeboat)

(... is a kind of crane ) a simple crane having lifting tackle slung from a boom

(... is a kind of crane ) a crane for moving material with dispatch as in loading and unloading ships

Definition 3: a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for crane in the sense of this definition

(crane is an instance of ...) a configuration of stars as seen from the earth

Definition 4: United States poet (1899-1932) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for crane in the sense of this definition

(crane is an instance of ...) a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)

Definition 5: United States writer (1871-1900) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for crane in the sense of this definition

(crane is an instance of ...) writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

Definition 6: stretch (the neck) so as to see better - [verb of body]

Samples where crane or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The women craned their necks to see the President drive by

Synonyms for crane in the sense of this definition

(crane is a kind of ...) extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body

"Stretch your legs!" "Extend your right arm above your head"

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