Synonyms of cradle in English:

cradle


See US English definition of cradle

See UK English definition of cradle

See Spanish definition of cuna

noun

1‘the baby's cradle’

SYNONYMS
crib, bassinet, Moses basket
British cot, carrycot

2‘the cradle of democracy’

SYNONYMS
birthplace, fount, fountainhead, source, spring, fountain, origin, place of origin, breeding place, nursery, root, roots, seat, seed, germ
beginning, start, origination, genesis, birth, dawning, dawn, emergence, inception, launch, creation, early stages, conception, inauguration, foundation, outset
fons et origo
formal commencement
literary wellspring
rare radix

3‘the lifeboat was displayed on a cradle’

SYNONYMS
framework, rack, holder, stand, base, support, mounting, mount, platform, prop, horse, rest, chock, plinth, bottom, trivet, bracket, frame, subframe, structure, substructure, chassis

verb

1‘she cradled his head in her arms’

SYNONYMS
hold, support, prop up, rest, pillow, bolster, cushion, shelter, protect