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Crate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CRATE, n. [L.] A kind of basket or hamper of wicker-word, used for the transportation of china, crockery and similar wares.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping
2: the quantity contained in a crate [syn: crate, crateful] v
1: put into a crate; as for protection; "crate the paintings before shipping them to the museum" [ant: uncrate]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin cratis Date: 15th century 1. an open box of wooden slats or a usually wooden protective case or framework for shipping 2. jalopy II. transitive verb (crated; crating) Date: 1871 to pack in a crate

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a large wickerwork basket or slatted wooden case etc. for packing esp. fragile goods for transportation. 2 sl. an old aeroplane or other vehicle. --v.tr. pack in a crate. Derivatives: crateful n. (pl. -fuls). Etymology: ME, perh. f. Du. krat basket etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Crate Crate (kr?t), n. [L. cratis hurdle; perh. akin to E. cradle. See Hurdle, and cf. Crate a framework.] 1. A large basket or hamper of wickerwork, used for the transportation of china, crockery, and similar wares. 2. A box or case whose sides are of wooden slats with interspaces, -- used especially for transporting fruit.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Crate Crate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crated; p. pr. & vb. n. Crating.] To pack in a crate or case for transportation; as, to crate a sewing machine; to crate peaches.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(crates, crating, crated) 1. A crate is a large box used for transporting or storing things. ...a pile of wooden crates... A crane was already unloading crates and pallets. N-COUNT 2. If something is crated, it is packed in a crate so that it can be transported or stored somewhere safely. The much repaired plane was crated for the return journey. VERB: usu passive, be V-ed 3. A crate is a plastic or wire box divided into sections which is used for carrying bottles. N-COUNT A crate of something is the amount of it that is contained in a crate. We've also got a bonus quiz with crates of beer as prizes! N-COUNT: usu N of n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Hamper.

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