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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cratenoun

    a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping

  2. crate, cratefulverb

    the quantity contained in a crate

  3. crateverb

    put into a crate; as for protection

    "crate the paintings before shipping them to the museum"


  1. cratenoun

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

  2. crateverb

    To put into a crate.

  3. crateverb

    To keep in a crate.

  4. Etymology: Perhaps from Dutch krat.


  1. Crate

    A crate is a large shipping container, often made of wood, typically used to transport or store large, heavy items. Steel and aluminium crates are also used. Specialized crates were designed for specific products, and were often made to be reusable, such as the "bottle crates" for milk and soft drinks. Crates can be made of wood, plastic, metal or other materials. The term crate often implies a large and strong container. Most plastic crates are smaller and are more commonly called a case or container. Metal is rarely used because of its weight. When metal is used, a crate is often constructed as an open crate and may be termed a cage. Although a crate may be made of any material, for these reasons, the term 'crate' used alone often implies one constructed of wood.


  1. crate

    A crate is a large container, often made of wood or plastic, used for storing or transporting goods or products. The sides and openings of crates are constructed in a way to allow maximum visibility of contents. They can vary in size and are designed to protect their contents from damage during shipping or handling.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cratenoun

    a large basket or hamper of wickerwork, used for the transportation of china, crockery, and similar wares

  2. Cratenoun

    a box or case whose sides are of wooden slats with interspaces, -- used especially for transporting fruit

  3. Crateverb

    to pack in a crate or case for transportation; as, to crate a sewing machine; to crate peaches

  4. Etymology: [L. cratis hurdle; perh. akin to E. cradle. See Hurdle, and cf. Crate a framework.]


  1. Crate

    A crate is a large shipping container, often made of wood, typically used to transport large, heavy or awkward items. Steel and aluminium crates are also used. Smaller plastic crates are used for delivery of bottles and other fragile items.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crate

    krāt, n. a wicker-work case for packing crockery in, or for carrying fruit. [L. cratis, a hurdle. See Cradle.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CRATE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Crate is ranked #49461 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Crate surname appeared 425 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Crate.

    84.9% or 361 total occurrences were White.
    12.4% or 53 total occurrences were Black.

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Anagrams for crate »

  1. react

  2. recta

  3. trace

  4. caret

  5. cater

  6. creta

  7. creat

  8. carte

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of crate in a Sentence

  1. Sukhum Nuangjanpat:

    To me, the possibility of getting infected comes from touching the collars, clothes, crate or bags that owners used to carry their dogs, that's why I ask customers to take back all their dog's stuff and use only the things that are provided by the shop.

  2. John Lausch:

    We're not seeing truckloads of guns, we're not seeing 100, 200, 300 guns in a crate that are ending up in someone's hands. Typically, what we see from straw purchasing is you know, one or two guns at a time, the ones we're really interested in are, are they putting it to the hands of someone who they believe is going to commit a crime ? Somebody who they know is a gang member. Somebody who has a significant violent criminal history who is likely to use that gun to commit more acts of violence.

  3. Voormi CEO Dan English:

    I don’t want to get a crate of 5,000 pieces from Asia and find out that they’re all made wrong, with distributed manufacturing, I don’t need to worry about large minimum orders, quality control or customs. We’re only dealing with hundreds of pieces at a time. And even with the logistics of dealing with multiple manufacturers spread over hundreds of miles, we still have more flexibility to move and innovate faster than if we were sourcing everything out of Asia.

  4. Hope Ervin:

    The last part, where it says ‘Will you still want me?’ that really made me cry, because [Sylvie] has been moved around so much in her life and all she really knew was a crate.

  5. Jeremy Wade:

    It was so wonderful to reach in and lift him out of the crate for them to see him for the first time.

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