Definition of Crate

1. Noun. A rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping.

Generic synonyms: Box
Specialized synonyms: Packing Box, Packing Case, Soapbox



2. Verb. Put into a crate; as for protection. "They crate the goods"; "Crate the paintings before shipping them to the museum"
Generic synonyms: Case, Encase, Incase
Antonyms: Uncrate

3. Noun. The quantity contained in a crate.
Exact synonyms: Crateful
Generic synonyms: Containerful

Definition of Crate

1. n. A large basket or hamper of wickerwork, used for the transportation of china, crockery, and similar wares.

2. v. t. To pack in a crate or case for transportation; as, to crate a sewing machine; to crate peaches.

Definition of Crate

1. Noun. A large open box or basket, used especially to transport fragile goods. ¹

2. Verb. To put into a crate. ¹

3. Verb. To keep in a crate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crate

1. to put in a packing box [v CRATED, CRATING, CRATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crate

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Literary usage of Crate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"The crate has been the standard package for a long distance haul, ... The standard 45-melon crate is good, but the "pony" has Included too many Immature ..."

2. The Bee-keepers' Guide: Or Manual of the Apiary by Albert John Cook (1882)
"With handles the crate is more convenient, and is more sure to be set on its bottom. The crate should also be glassed, as the sight of the comb will say: ..."

3. Proceedings by Natural Gas Association of America, Modern Language Association of America (1921)
"78 crate USED FOR SHIPPING TOBEY METERS FOREMEN, UNITED NATURAL GAS Co., ... 6-63 is a crate for shipping Tobey meters either by truck or train back and ..."

4. Digest of Decisions Under the Interstate Commerce Act, from 1908 by Herbert Confield Lust, Ralph Merriam (1913)
"From Virginia points the carload rate on 32-quart crates, minimum 300 crates, was 18c per crate, yielding a per car revenue of $54; on 48-quart crates, ..."

5. The Relation of the City to Its Food Supply: Report of a Committee of the by National Municipal League, Clyde Lyndon King (1915)
"A crate with the following dimensions is seen quite frequently: 36 inches long, ... The so-called pony crate is 32 inches by llf inches by llf ..."

6. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"The crate has been the standard package for a long distance haul, ... The standard 45-melon crate is good, but the "pony" has Included too many Immature ..."

7. The Bee-keepers' Guide: Or Manual of the Apiary by Albert John Cook (1882)
"With handles the crate is more convenient, and is more sure to be set on its bottom. The crate should also be glassed, as the sight of the comb will say: ..."

8. Proceedings by Natural Gas Association of America, Modern Language Association of America (1921)
"78 crate USED FOR SHIPPING TOBEY METERS FOREMEN, UNITED NATURAL GAS Co., ... 6-63 is a crate for shipping Tobey meters either by truck or train back and ..."

9. Digest of Decisions Under the Interstate Commerce Act, from 1908 by Herbert Confield Lust, Ralph Merriam (1913)
"From Virginia points the carload rate on 32-quart crates, minimum 300 crates, was 18c per crate, yielding a per car revenue of $54; on 48-quart crates, ..."

10. The Relation of the City to Its Food Supply: Report of a Committee of the by National Municipal League, Clyde Lyndon King (1915)
"A crate with the following dimensions is seen quite frequently: 36 inches long, ... The so-called pony crate is 32 inches by llf inches by llf ..."

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