verb (used with object), crat·ed, crat·ing.
- crassulacean acid metabolism,
- crater lake,
- crater lake national park,
- crater mound,
Origin of crate
Examples from the Web for crate
A crate of the stuff arrived at the studio, compliments of the Plaza Athénée.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I climbed into the crate—82 inches long, 26 inches wide, and 11.5 inches deep—in late October.Christie Bows to Iowa’s Pork Kings on Gestation Crates|Olivia Nuzzi|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It does have a competitive following on Pinterest (comparable to Wal-Mart and Crate & Barrel) which is important for retailers.
But I have news for House Republicans that may help them more than years of psychotherapy or a crate of Paxil: You may still win.
If those consumers get their hands on some money, they'll move upmarket to Crate and Barrel and Banana Republic.The Real Lesson of JC Penney: Sometimes, You're Stuck|Megan McArdle|April 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He stripped him of his uniform, bound and gagged him with his own rags, and crammed him into the crate.The Revolt on Venus|Carey Rockwell
The contents of each box, crate, and sack tell the familiar story once again.Inventors at Work|George Iles
Andy peered between the slats of one crate at two brown-furred animals about as big as cottontail rabbits.Swamp Cat|James Arthur Kjelgaard
By the way, lets go out in the hangar and take a look at the crate.Test Pilot|David Goodger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
At first she had insisted he take the crate out to his workshop.Weak on Square Roots|Russell Burton
Word Origin for crate
"large box," 1680s, earlier "hurdle, grillwork" (late 14c.), from Latin cratis "wickerwork, lattice, kitchen-rack," or from Dutch krat "basket;" both perhaps from a common PIE root *kert- "to turn, entwine" (see hurdle (n.)).
"to put in a crate," 1871, from crate (n.). Related: Crated; crating.