kraal


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kraal

 (krôl, kräl)
n. South African
1. A rural village, typically consisting of huts surrounded by a stockade.
2. An enclosure for livestock.

[Afrikaans, from Portuguese curral, pen, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *currāle, enclosure for carts; see corral.]

kraal

(krɑːl)
n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a hut village in southern Africa, esp one surrounded by a stockade
2. (Agriculture) an enclosure for livestock
adj
(Anthropology & Ethnology) denoting or relating to the tribal aspects of the Black African way of life
vb
(Agriculture) (tr) to enclose (livestock) in a kraal
[C18: from Afrikaans, from Portuguese curral pen; see corral]

kraal

(krɑl)
n.
1. an enclosure for cattle and other domestic animals in S Africa.
2.
a. a village of the native peoples of South Africa.
b. such a village as a social unit.
3. an enclosure where wild animals are exhibited, as in a zoo.
v.t.
4. to shut up in a kraal, as cattle.
[1725–35; < Afrikaans]

kraal


Past participle: kraaled
Gerund: kraaling

Imperative
kraal
kraal
Present
I kraal
you kraal
he/she/it kraals
we kraal
you kraal
they kraal
Preterite
I kraaled
you kraaled
he/she/it kraaled
we kraaled
you kraaled
they kraaled
Present Continuous
I am kraaling
you are kraaling
he/she/it is kraaling
we are kraaling
you are kraaling
they are kraaling
Present Perfect
I have kraaled
you have kraaled
he/she/it has kraaled
we have kraaled
you have kraaled
they have kraaled
Past Continuous
I was kraaling
you were kraaling
he/she/it was kraaling
we were kraaling
you were kraaling
they were kraaling
Past Perfect
I had kraaled
you had kraaled
he/she/it had kraaled
we had kraaled
you had kraaled
they had kraaled
Future
I will kraal
you will kraal
he/she/it will kraal
we will kraal
you will kraal
they will kraal
Future Perfect
I will have kraaled
you will have kraaled
he/she/it will have kraaled
we will have kraaled
you will have kraaled
they will have kraaled
Future Continuous
I will be kraaling
you will be kraaling
he/she/it will be kraaling
we will be kraaling
you will be kraaling
they will be kraaling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been kraaling
you have been kraaling
he/she/it has been kraaling
we have been kraaling
you have been kraaling
they have been kraaling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been kraaling
you will have been kraaling
he/she/it will have been kraaling
we will have been kraaling
you will have been kraaling
they will have been kraaling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been kraaling
you had been kraaling
he/she/it had been kraaling
we had been kraaling
you had been kraaling
they had been kraaling
Conditional
I would kraal
you would kraal
he/she/it would kraal
we would kraal
you would kraal
they would kraal
Past Conditional
I would have kraaled
you would have kraaled
he/she/it would have kraaled
we would have kraaled
you would have kraaled
they would have kraaled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kraal - a village of huts for native Africans in southern Africakraal - a village of huts for native Africans in southern Africa; usually surrounded by a stockade
village, hamlet - a settlement smaller than a town
2.kraal - a pen for livestock in southern Africa
pen - an enclosure for confining livestock
Translations

kraal

nKral m
References in classic literature ?
And at the time Imotu was sick with a wound, and lay in his kraal not able to move.
Two days afterward she came to a kraal very hungry, and none would give her milk or food, now that her lord the king was dead, for all men hate the unfortunate.
That is the kraal where the wife of Imotu was last seen with the child Ignosi.
So soon as we started Infadoos had despatched a runner to warn the people of the kraal, which, by the way, was in his military command, of our arrival.
When we arrived within two miles of the kraal we could see that company after company of men were issuing from its gates and marching towards us.
About half a mile from the gates of this kraal is a long stretch of rising ground sloping gently upwards from the road, and here the companies formed.
Then, so soon as we had passed, the company formed up behind us and followed us towards the kraal, till at last the whole regiment of the "Greys"--so called from their white shields--the crack corps of the Kukuana people, was marching in our rear with a tread that shook the ground.
All along each side of this wide pathway that pierces the kraal were ranged hundreds of women, brought out by curiosity to look at us.
So he pushed along on his journey, and all went well until he had passed the little town of Stanger, once the site of Duguza, the kraal of Chaka, the first Zulu king and the uncle of Cetywayo.
Yet at the kraal yonder," and he pointed to some huts about two miles away on the hillside, "lives a witch doctor named Zweete.
Still, as the kraal cannot be colder than this wagon, we will go and ask Zweete.
And here it may be stated that on the eleventh day of his sojourn at the kraal of Zweete, those whom he sent returned with the oxen, except the three only.