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crate

noun \ ˈkrāt \

Definition of crate

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

Examples of crate in a Sentence

  1. The bear arrived at the zoo in a crate.

  2. Each milk crate holds nine bottles.

  3. They used a crate of oranges to make enough juice for everyone.

  4. One day the old crate just wouldn't start.

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Origin and Etymology of crate

Middle English, from Latin cratis

crate Synonyms

Synonyms
clunker, beater, jalopy, junker
Related Words
flivver, hulk, wreck; lemon

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crate

verb

Definition of crate

crated; crating
transitive verb
:to pack in a crate

Examples of crate in a Sentence

  1. The equipment was crated today and will be shipped tomorrow.

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First Known Use of crate

1871


CRATE Defined for English Language Learners

crate

noun

Definition of crate for English Language Learners

  • : 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

Definition of crate for English Language Learners

  • : to pack (something) in a crate


CRATE Defined for Kids

1

crate

noun \ ˈkrāt \

Definition of crate for Students

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

2

crate

verb

Definition of crate for Students

crated; crating
:to pack in a wooden box or frame


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