n 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]
I. nounEtymology: Middle English, from Latin cratisDate: 15th century 1. an open box of wooden slats or a usually wooden protective case or framework for shipping 2.jalopyII. transitive verb (crated; crating) Date: 1871 to pack in a crate
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.
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.
(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 crateof 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