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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
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Livestock damages to crop fields are minimized and in some areas livestock is kraaled overnight in already harvested crop fields to improve the soil for the next planting season.
The great majority, even of those permanently settled on one farm, also kraaled their animals or brought them back to a central byre near the farmstead each night.