Crave vs Crane - What's the difference?

crave | crane |

As a verb crave

is to desire strongly, so as to satisfy an appetite; to long or yearn for.

As a proper noun crane is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • To desire strongly, so as to satisfy an appetite; to long or yearn for.
  • I know I should diet more, but every afternoon I crave a soda so I have one.
  • * Edmund Gurney
  • His path is one that eminently craves weary walking.
  • To ask for earnestly.
  • I humbly crave your indulgence to read this letter until the end.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I crave your honour's pardon.
  • * Bible, Mark xv. 43
  • Joseph went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.

    Derived terms

    * craving


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    (en noun)
  • A large bird of the order Gruiformes'' and the family ''Gruidae having long legs and a long neck which it extends when flying.
  • A mechanical lifting device, often used for lifting heavy loads for industrial or construction purposes.
  • An iron arm with horizontal motion, attached to the side or back of a fireplace for supporting kettles etc. over the fire.
  • A siphon, or bent pipe, for drawing liquors out of a cask.
  • (nautical) A forked post or projecting bracket to support spars, etc.; generally used in pairs.
  • Derived terms

    * black crowned crane * black-necked crane * blue crane * common crane * cranefly * demoiselle crane * grey crowned crane * hooded crane * red-crowned crane * sandhill crane * sarus crane * Siberian crane * wattled crane * white-naped crane * whooping crane

    See also

    * egret * heron * stork


  • To extend (one's neck).
  • (George Eliot)
  • To raise or lower with, or as if with, a .
  • * Bates
  • What engines, what instruments are used in craning up a soul, sunk below the centre, to the highest heavens.
  • * Massinger
  • an upstart craned up to the height he has


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