verb (used with object), crat·ed, crat·ing.
- crassulacean acid metabolism,
- crater lake,
- crater lake national park,
- crater mound,
Origin of crate
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.