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Meaning of CRATE

Pronunciation:  kreyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping
  2. [n]  the quantity contained in a crate
  3. [v]  put into a crate; as for protection; "crate the paintings before shipping them to the museum"

CRATE is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: crateful
 Antonyms: uncrate
 See Also: box, case, containerful, cracker box, encase, packing box, packing case, soapbox



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Crate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crated}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To pack in a crate or case for transportation; as, to crate a
    sewing machine; to crate peaches.
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