crone


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crone

 (krōn)
n.
1. Derogatory An old woman considered to be ugly; a hag.
2. A woman who is venerated for experience, judgment, and wisdom.

[Middle English, from Old North French carogne, carrion, cantankerous woman, from Vulgar Latin *carōnia, carrion, from Latin carō, carn-, flesh; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

crone

(krəʊn)
n
a witchlike old woman
[C14: from Old Northern French carogne carrion, ultimately from Latin caro flesh]

crone

(kroʊn)

n.
a withered, witchlike old woman.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle Dutch croonie old ewe < Old North French caronie carrion]
cron′ish, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crone - an ugly evil-looking old womancrone - an ugly evil-looking old woman  
old woman - a woman who is old

crone

noun old woman, witch, hag, old bag (derogatory slang), old bat (slang) a toothless old crone sitting in the corner

crone

noun
An ugly, frightening old woman:
Slang: biddy.
Archaic: trot.
Translations
bábababizna

crone

[krəʊn] Nbruja f, vieja f

crone

[ˈkrəʊn] n (pejorative) (= old woman) → vieille bique f (pejorative)

crone

nTante f (inf)

crone

[krəʊn] nvecchiarda
References in classic literature ?
The old crone "nichered" a laugh under her bonnet and bandage; she then drew out a short black pipe, and lighting it began to smoke.
answered Cedric impatiently, and would probably have proceeded in the same tone of total departure from his spiritual character, when the colloquy was interrupted by the harsh voice of Urfried, the old crone of the turret.
He turned away, and saw a crone passing, bending beneath a bundle of sticks.
Miserable crone," he said to my brother, "get up and come with me," and turned to lead the way to the place of murder.
The crone was hobbling along with difficulty, leaning heavily upon a gnarled stick and bearing the spindle on her other arm.
The youth, with his manner of doglike obe- dience, got carefully down like a crone stoop- ing.
Here is our pleasant meeting come to pass," said the aged crone, "according as thou hast desired.
It was a melancholy sight to see him seated, his battle-axe and shield by his side, his chin upon his mailed breast, with but one old crone for companion, and notwithstanding his crimes and misdeeds, a pang of compassion shot through me as I looked upon Twala thus "fallen from his high estate.
Peace, old crone," said a tall, grave person, stopping up his nose on the side towards the fishwife; "a mass had to be founded.
Why, the poor old crone is restless in a strange land, and yearns to lay her bones, she says, among her people in the old graveyard at home: and so they go to pay her passage back: and God help her and them, and every simple heart, and all who turn to the Jerusalem of their younger days, and have an altar-fire upon the cold hearth of their fathers.
The old crone tottered alone the passages, and up the stairs, muttering some indistinct answers to the chidings of her companion; being at length compelled to pause for breath, she gave the light into her hand, and remained behind to follow as she might: while the more nimble superior made her way to the room where the sick woman lay.
The old crone drew out an evening paper, and pointed at our advertisement.