Crank vs Cadence - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between crank and cadence

is that crank is a bent piece of an axle or shaft, or an attached arm perpendicular, or nearly so, to the end of a shaft or wheel, used to impart a rotation to a wheel or other mechanical device; also used to change circular into reciprocating motion, or reciprocating into circular motion while cadence is the act or state of declining or sinking.

As verbs the difference between crank and cadence

is that crank is to turn by means of a crank while cadence is to give a cadence to.

As a adjective crank

is (slang) strange, weird, odd.

crank

English

Adjective

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  • (slang) strange, weird, odd
  • sick; unwell; infirm
  • (nautical, of a ship) Liable to capsize because of poorly stowed cargo or insufficient ballast
  • Full of spirit; brisk; lively; sprightly; overconfident; opinionated.
  • * Udall
  • He who was, a little before, bedrid, was now crank and lusty.
  • * Mrs. Stowe
  • If you strong electioners did not think you were among the elect, you would not be so crank about it.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A bent piece of an axle or shaft, or an attached arm perpendicular, or nearly so, to the end of a shaft or wheel, used to impart a rotation to a wheel or other mechanical device; also used to change circular into reciprocating motion, or reciprocating into circular motion.(rfex)
  • The act of converting power into motion, by turning a crankshaft.
  • Yes, a crank was all it needed to start .
  • (archaic) Any bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage.
  • * (rfdate) Spenser:
  • So many turning cranks these have, so many crooks.
  • (informal) An ill-tempered or nasty person
  • Billy-Bob is a nasty old crank ! He chased my cat away.
  • A twist or turn of the mind; caprice; whim; crotchet; also, a fit of temper or passion.
  • * Carlyle
  • Violent of temper; subject to sudden cranks .
  • (informal, British, dated in US) A person who is considered strange or odd by others. They may behave in unconventional ways.
  • John is a crank because he talks to himself .
  • * 1882 January 14, in Pall Mall Gazette :
  • Persons whom the Americans since Guiteau's trial have begun to designate as ‘cranks’ —that is to say, persons of disordered mind, in whom the itch of notoriety supplies the lack of any higher ambition.
  • (informal) An advocate of a pseudoscience movement.
  • That crank next door thinks he's created cold fusion in his garage.
  • (US, slang) methamphetamine.
  • Danny got abscesses from shooting all that bathtub crank .
  • (rare) A twist or turn in speech; a conceit consisting in a change of the form or meaning of a word.
  • * (rfdate) Milton:
  • Quips, and cranks , and wanton wiles.
  • (obsolete) A sick person; an invalid.
  • * Burton
  • Thou art a counterfeit crank , a cheater.
  • (slang) penis.
  • * 2013 , Reggie Chesterfield, Scoundrel (page 57)
  • It was going to be hard not to blow with a girl like her sucking on his crank .

    Synonyms

    * See also .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To turn by means of a crank .
  • Motorists had to crank their engine by hand.
  • To turn a crank .
  • He's been cranking all day and yet it refuses to crank.
  • To turn.
  • He's been cranking all day and yet it refuses to crank .
  • To cause to spin via other means, as though turned by a crank.
  • I turn the key and crank the engine; yet it doesn't turn over
    Crank it up!
  • To act in a cranky manner; to behave unreasonably and irritably, especially through complaining.
  • Quit cranking about your spilt milk!
  • To be running at a high level of output or effort.
  • By one hour into the shift, the boys were really cranking .
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  • (dated) To run with a winding course; to double; to crook; to wind and turn.
  • * (rfdate) :
  • See how this river comes me cranking in.

    Derived terms

    * crank axle * crank call * crankcase * crank out * crankpin * crank pin * crank shaft * crankstart * crank start * crank up * crank wheel * cranky * turn someone's crank

    cadence

    English

    Noun

  • The act or state of declining or sinking.
  • * Milton
  • Now was the sun in western cadence low.
  • Balanced, rhythmic flow.
  • * Shakespeare
  • golden cadence of poesy
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  • The measure or beat of movement.
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  • The general inflection or modulation of the voice, or of any sound.
  • * Milton
  • Blustering winds, which all night long / Had roused the sea, now with hoarse cadence lull / Seafaring men o'erwatched.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • The accents were in passion's tenderest cadence .
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  • (music) A progression of at least two chords]] which conclude a piece of music, section or musical phrases within it. Sometimes referred to [[analogy, analogously as musical punctuation.
  • (music) A cadenza, or closing embellishment; a pause before the end of a strain, which the performer may fill with a flight of fancy.
  • (speech) A fall in inflection of a speaker’s voice, such as at the end of a sentence.
  • (dance) A dance move which ends a phrase.
  • The cadence in a galliard step refers to the final leap in a cinquepace sequence.
  • (fencing) The rhythm and sequence of a series of actions.
  • (running) The number of steps per minute.
  • (cycling) The number of revolutions per minute of the cranks or pedals of a bicycle.
  • (military) A chant that is sung by military personnel while running or marching; a jody call.
  • (heraldry) cadency
  • (horse-riding) Harmony and proportion of movement, as in a well-managed horse.
  • Synonyms

    * (musical conclusion) clausula

    Derived terms

    (Derived terms) * perfect cadence / authentic cadence / closed cadence / standard cadence * perfect authentic cadence * imperfect authentic cadence * imperfect cadence / half cadence / open cadence * English cadence * Corelli cadence * Landini cadence / under-third cadence * Phrygian cadence / Phrygian half cadence * plagal cadence / amen cadence * interrupted cadence / deceptive cadence / surpise cadence * Andalusian cadence * drum cadence * ring cadence

    See also

    * Tierce de Picardie

    Verb

    (cadenc)
  • To give a cadence to.
  • * {{quote-journal, journal=The Century, volume=53, year=1897, title=Why the Confederacy Failed, author=Don Carlos Buell, passage=there was besides, in an already dominating and growing element, a motive that was stronger and more enduring than enthusiasm —an implacable antagonism which acted side by side with the cause of the Union as a perpetual impelling force against the social conditions of the South, controlling the counsels of the government, and cadencing the march of its armies to the chorus:
  • *:: John Brown's body lies mouldering in the grave,
  • *:: But his soul is marching on!}}
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  • To give structure to.
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