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crate

 (krāt)
n.
1.
a. A container, such as a slatted wooden case, used for storing or shipping.
b. A container, usually of plastic, metal, or wood, used to house or transport an animal.
2. Slang An old rickety vehicle, especially a decrepit automobile or aircraft.
tr.v. crat·ed, crat·ing, crates
1. To pack into a container, such as a slatted wooden case.
2. To put (an animal) into a crate.

[Latin crātis, wickerwork.]

crate

(kreɪt)
n
1. a fairly large container, usually made of wooden slats or wickerwork, used for packing, storing, or transporting goods
2. slang an old car, aeroplane, etc
vb
(tr) to pack or place in a crate
[C16: from Latin crātis wickerwork, hurdle]
ˈcrater n
ˈcrateful n

crate

(kreɪt)

n., v. crat•ed, crat•ing. n.
1. a slatted wooden box for packing, shipping, or storing fruit, furniture, etc.
2. an enclosed boxlike packing or shipping case.
3. Informal. something rickety and dilapidated, esp. an automobile.
4. the quantity, esp. of fruit, that is packed in a crate.
v.t.
5. to pack in a crate.
[1350–1400; Middle English]

Crate

 a measure of glass, 1823; loosely, a large load.

crate


Past participle: crated
Gerund: crating

Imperative
crate
crate
Present
I crate
you crate
he/she/it crates
we crate
you crate
they crate
Preterite
I crated
you crated
he/she/it crated
we crated
you crated
they crated
Present Continuous
I am crating
you are crating
he/she/it is crating
we are crating
you are crating
they are crating
Present Perfect
I have crated
you have crated
he/she/it has crated
we have crated
you have crated
they have crated
Past Continuous
I was crating
you were crating
he/she/it was crating
we were crating
you were crating
they were crating
Past Perfect
I had crated
you had crated
he/she/it had crated
we had crated
you had crated
they had crated
Future
I will crate
you will crate
he/she/it will crate
we will crate
you will crate
they will crate
Future Perfect
I will have crated
you will have crated
he/she/it will have crated
we will have crated
you will have crated
they will have crated
Future Continuous
I will be crating
you will be crating
he/she/it will be crating
we will be crating
you will be crating
they will be crating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crating
you have been crating
he/she/it has been crating
we have been crating
you have been crating
they have been crating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crating
you will have been crating
he/she/it will have been crating
we will have been crating
you will have been crating
they will have been crating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crating
you had been crating
he/she/it had been crating
we had been crating
you had been crating
they had been crating
Conditional
I would crate
you would crate
he/she/it would crate
we would crate
you would crate
they would crate
Past Conditional
I would have crated
you would have crated
he/she/it would have crated
we would have crated
you would have crated
they would have crated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crate - a rugged box (usually made of wood)crate - a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping
box - a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
packing case, packing box - a large crate in which goods are packed for shipment or storage
soapbox - a crate for packing soap
2.crate - the quantity contained in a crate
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
Verb1.crate - put into a crate; as for protection; "crate the paintings before shipping them to the museum"
encase, incase, case - enclose in, or as if in, a case; "my feet were encased in mud"
uncrate - remove from the crate; "uncrate the glassed carefully!"

crate

noun
1. container, case, box, packing case, tea chest A crane was already unloading crates and pallets.
verb
1. box, pack, enclose, pack up, encase, case The plane had been dismantled, crated, and shipped to London.
Translations
قَفَص شَحْن، صُنْدوق
bedna
kasse
korilaatikko
kassi
kraitelė
redeļu kaste
gajbica
back

crate

[kreɪt]
A. N
1.cajón m de embalaje, jaula f
2. (= car etc) → armatoste m, cacharro m
B. VT (also crate up) → embalar (en cajones)

crate

[ˈkreɪt] n
(= box) [fruit] → cageot m; [beer] → caisse f
(= car) → caisse f

crate

n (also inf: = car, plane) → Kiste f; (= beer crate, milk crate)Kasten m
vt goods(in Kisten/eine Kiste) (ver)packen

crate

[kreɪt] ncassa, cassetta

crate

(kreit) noun
a container usually made of wooden slats, for carrying goods, fruit etc. three crates of bananas.
References in classic literature ?
Just as he finished, the call-boy came; so, haw-hawing like a demon, he went rattling and clanking out like a crate of loose castings, and I knew nothing more.
DOUGLASS could be persuaded to conse- crate his time and talents to the promotion of the anti-slavery enterprise, a powerful impetus would be given to it, and a stunning blow at the same time inflicted on northern prejudice against a colored complexion.
Merryweather perched himself upon a crate, with a very injured expression upon his face, while Holmes fell upon his knees upon the floor and, with the lantern and a magnifying lens, began to examine minutely the cracks between the stones.
With a quick deft clutch on the collar at the back of his neck, Del Mar jerked him off his footing and thrust him in, or partly in, rather, because he had managed to get a hold on the edge of the crate with his two fore-paws.
Then the rope was removed, and he was flung into a cagelike crate.
And there's the old club, getting put into a crate for the Jubilee; by Jove, Bunny, we ought to be there.
Will is going to build a shed to store berry crates here," said George and they sat down upon the boards.
A long line of boys carrying crates of striped tulips, and of yellow and red roses, defiled in front of him, threading their way through the huge, jade-green piles of vegetables.
It was the first time that the lawyer had been received in that part of his friend's quarters; and he eyed the dingy, windowless structure with curiosity, and gazed round with a distasteful sense of strangeness as he crossed the theatre, once crowded with eager students and now lying gaunt and silent, the tables laden with chemical apparatus, the floor strewn with crates and littered with packing straw, and the light falling dimly through the foggy cupola.
As for the plot, it came originally from Sicily; but of Athenian writers Crates was the first who, abandoning the 'iambic' or lampooning form, generalised his themes and plots.
The men decided to live on their stored seed-corn until the rains had fallen, and then to take work as servants till they could catch up with the lost year; but as the grain-dealer was thinking of his well-filled crates of corn, and the prices he would levy at the sale of it, Hathi's sharp tusks were picking out the corner of his mud-house, and smashing open the big wicker chest, leeped with cow-dung, where the precious stuff lay.
A splintered boat and a number of crates and fragments of spars rising and falling on the waves showed us where the vessel had foundered; but there was no sign of life, and we had turned away in despair when we heard a cry for help, and saw at some distance a piece of wreckage with a man lying stretched across it.