Meaning of CRANE in English


I. crane 1 /kreɪn/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Language: Old English ; Origin: cran the bird ]

1 . a large tall machine used by builders for lifting heavy things ⇨ hoist

2 . a tall water bird with very long legs

II. crane 2 BrE AmE verb [I, T always + adv/prep]

to look around or over something by stretching or leaning

crane forward/over etc

The children craned forward to see what was happening.

He craned his neck above the crowd to get a better view.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.