1. A baby’s bed (British and Australasian cot) with high, often slatted, often moveable sides, suitable for a child who has outgrown a cradle or bassinet.
  2. A bed for a child older than a baby.
  3. A small sleeping berth in a packet ship or other small vessel
  4. A wicker basket; compare Moses basket.
  5. A manger, a feeding trough for animals elevated off the earth or floor, especially one for fodder such as hay.
  6. The baby Jesus and the manger in a creche or Nativity scene, consisting of statues of Mary, Joseph and various other characters such as the magi.
  7. A bin for drying or storing grain, as with a corn crib.
  8. A small room or covered structure, especially one of rough construction, used for storage or penning animals.
  9. A confined space, as with a cage or office-cubicle
  10. A job, a position; (British), an appointment.
  11. A hovel, a roughly constructed building best suited to the shelter of animals but used for human habitation.
  12. One’s residence, or where one normally hangs out.
  13. A boxy structure traditionally built of heavy wooden timbers, to support an existing structure from below, as with a mineshaft or a building being raised off its foundation in preparation for being moved; see cribbing.
  14. A collection of quotes or references for use in speaking, for for assembling a written document, or as an aid to a project of some sort; a crib sheet.
  15. A minor theft, extortion or embezzlement, with or without criminal intent.
  16. Short for the card game cribbage.
  17. The cards discarded by players and used by the dealer.
  18. A known piece of information corresponding to a section of encrypted text, that is then used to work out the remaining sections.
  19. A small holiday home, often near a beach and of simple construction.
  20. A packed lunch taken to work.
  21. A small raft made of timber.


  1. To place or confine in a crib.
  2. To shut up or confine in a narrow habitation; to cage; to cramp.
  3. To collect one or more passages and/or references for use in a speech, written document or as an aid for some task; to create a crib sheet.
    I cribbed the recipe from the Food Network site, but made a few changes of my own.
  4. To install timber supports, as with cribbing.
  5. To steal or embezzle, to cheat out of.
    It was very easy, Briggs said, to make a galley-slave of a boy all the half-year, and then score him up idle; and to crib two dinners a-week out of his board, and then score him up greedy; but that wasn’t going to be submitted to, he believed, was it? — Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son, 1848, Chapter 14.
  6. To complain, to grumble
  7. To crowd together, or to be confined, as if in a crib or in narrow accommodations.
  8. To seize the manger or other solid object with the teeth and draw in wind.

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