crate

noun
\ ˈkrāt How to pronounce crate (audio) \

Definition of crate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an open box of wooden slats or a usually wooden protective case or framework for shipping
2 : jalopy

crate

verb
crated; crating

Definition of crate (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to pack in a crate

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Synonyms for crate

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of crate in a Sentence

Noun The bear arrived at the zoo in a crate. Each milk crate holds nine bottles. They used a crate of oranges to make enough juice for everyone. One day the old crate just wouldn't start. Verb The equipment was crated today and will be shipped tomorrow.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The discovery set off a major public health scare, as inspectors went through thousands of crates of Chilean produce without discovering any other deadly chemicals. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Frank E. Young, scientist and FDA commissioner in 1980s, dies at 88," 30 Nov. 2019 Take a wooden crate from Fable that doubles as a side table, a Jenni Kayne dog bed that’s a chic floor pillow, or a muted ceramic dog bowl made by Brooklyn artisan Nicholas Newcomb. Vogue, "15 Dog Products That are Fun and Functional, Without Sacrificing Style," 2 Aug. 2019 And in one of those crates there was another German cube. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "A tale of lost WW2 uranium cubes shows why Germany’s nuclear program failed," 3 June 2019 Nelson Guerra, with his collection of ancient tejo disks, sit in front of crates of beer in the town of Turmequé, where the sport was born. John Otis, WSJ, "Colombia Wants to Boost Its National Sport. That Might Mean Less Beer.," 4 Dec. 2018 On Thursday, Department of Homeland Security police stood shoulder-to-shoulder across the entryway to the grounds while other officers dismantled and removed the makeshift camp, protest signs and barriers of wooden crates. Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY, "Federal police arrest at least 8 protesters at ICE facility in Portland," 28 June 2018 Soon enough, 20 crates and two shipping containers full of ice arrived in Copenhagen, says Jørgen Peder Steffensen, a glaciologist at the University of Copenhagen and the curator of its ice core repository. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "Ancient soil from secret Greenland base suggests Earth could lose a lot of ice," 29 Oct. 2019 The store sells disassembled pallets and crates that can be used for flooring, furniture, and accent walls. Country Living Staff, Country Living, "6 Best Places to Find or Buy Reclaimed Wood Near You," 14 Oct. 2019 The study monitored 15 drivers for more than 30 hours on the road to examine how driving with unrestrained pets affects drivers’ behaviors versus driving with pets restrained in pet seat belts, harnesses, crates and carriers. Cathy M. Rosenthal, ExpressNews.com, "Driving with an unrestrained pet in the car is really dangerous," 20 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Remain conscientious when crating them for the first time in extreme heat and, Catchings says, let the dogs pile into the truck with you and the A/C on the way home. Matt Wyatt, Houston Chronicle, "Teal season arrives for Texas hunters, and it’ll be a scorcher," 13 Sep. 2019 There are many reasons that crate training has become more commonplace. Chrissy Patterson, The Mercury News, "Critter Corner: Many positives come with crate training," 3 Sep. 2019 And in a nod to his childhood hometown of Yuba City, Del Pero crated the Peachy Keen Chicken Club sandwich, which features a sweet mustard made with peaches from Yuba City’s Twin Peaks Agriculture, owned by Del Pero’s childhood friend Anthony Laney. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "North Italia, Mendocino farms open in new North County shopping centers," 6 June 2019 More high-value ornaments—the ones that get prime, outer-tree placement in the winter—are bubble wrapped and crated until next October. Robert Khederian, Town & Country, "How Newport's Gilded Age Mansions Are Decorated for Christmas," 13 Dec. 2018 Classic Works will pull the donor car’s engine and transmission, ignition, exhaust and fuel system, crate it all up and store it, thereby effectively preserving even the exhaust note. WSJ, "1968 Jaguar E-Type Zero: Revamping the Vintage Roadster as an Electric Car," 5 Oct. 2018 Note the red leather sofas and whisky crate side tables before stepping on onto the roof garden, where high wooden walls and comfy benches make a perfect, secret garden-esque setting for that muddled fruit sundowner. Paul Oswell, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Rooftop Bars in Charleston," 26 Apr. 2018 One theory holds that reducing stimuli at night might work, but she wasn't sold on the idea of crating him in the dark for hours. Author: Karin Brulliard, Anchorage Daily News, "It’s a boy! Chicken owners face a dilemma when hens turn out to be roosters.," 19 June 2018 Fun flight, optimistic future Since being crated crazed Sophia, Jackie Evans let the boxer sit by her. Amy Mcrary, USA TODAY, "Puppy with anxiety gets special flight for canine therapy," 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of crate

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crate

Noun

Middle English, from Latin cratis

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The first known use of crate was in the 15th century

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6 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Crate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crate. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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crate

noun
How to pronounce crate (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of crate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a large wooden or plastic box used for moving things from one place to another
: a metal or plastic container that is used to hold bottles
: the amount of something contained in a crate

crate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of crate (Entry 2 of 2)

: to pack (something) in a crate

crate

noun
\ ˈkrāt How to pronounce crate (audio) \

Kids Definition of crate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a box or frame of wooden slats or boards for holding and protecting something in shipment

crate

verb
crated; crating

Kids Definition of crate (Entry 2 of 2)

: to pack in a wooden box or frame

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