Crane vs Cranelike - What's the difference?

crane | cranelike |


As a proper noun crane

is .

As an adjective cranelike is

resembling a crane (the bird) or some aspect of one.

crane

English

Noun

(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

    Verb

    (cran)
  • 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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    cranelike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a crane (the bird) or some aspect of one.
  • Resembling a crane (mechanical lifting device) or some aspect of one.