Crate Definition

krāt
crated, crates, crating
noun
crates
A large basket or hamper of wickerwork, or a box or case made of slats of wood, for packing things to be shipped or stored.
Webster's New World
A box or case with wire or slatted sides, as for confining an animal.
Webster's New World
A container, usually of plastic, metal, or wood, used to house or transport an animal.
American Heritage
An old, decrepit automobile or airplane.
Webster's New World
verb
crated, crates, crating
To pack or enclose in a crate.
Webster's New World
To put (an animal) into a crate.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
caseenclosebox
Antonyms:
uncrate
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Other Word Forms of Crate

Noun

Singular:
crate
Plural:
crates

Origin of Crate

  • From Dutch krat (“crate, large box, basket”), from Middle Dutch cratte (“basketware, mold”), from Old Dutch *kratta, *kratto (“basket”), from Proto-Germanic *kratjô, *krattijô (“basket”), from Proto-Indo-European *gred-, *gre(n)t- (“plaiting, wicker, basket, cradle”), from Proto-Indo-European *ger- (“to bind, twist, wind”). Cognate with West Frisian kret (“wheelbarrow”), German Krätze (“basket”), Old English cræt, ceart (“cart, wagon, chariot”), Old Norse kartr (“wagon”). More at cart.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin crātis wickerwork

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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