Crone definition

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A woman who is venerated for experience, judgment, and wisdom.
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(Wicca) One of the triune goddesses of the Lady in Wicca alongside the Mother and Maiden and representing an old woman.
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The definition of a crone is a hag or an old, ugly woman.

An example of a crone is a mean, old lady.

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(derogatory) An old woman considered to be ugly; a hag.
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An ugly, withered old woman; hag.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
crone
Plural:
crones

Origin of crone

  • Middle English from Old North French carogne carrion, cantankerous woman from Vulgar Latin carōnia carrion from Latin carō carn- flesh sker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition