Crate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kreɪt|  American pronunciation of the word crate
Brit.  |kreɪt|  British pronunciation of the word crate


- a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping
- the quantity contained in a crate (syn: crateful)


- put into a crate; as for protection


The bear arrived at the zoo in a crate.

Each milk crate holds nine bottles.

They used a crate of oranges to make enough juice for everyone.

One day the old crate just wouldn't start.

The equipment was crated today and will be shipped tomorrow.

crate the paintings before shipping them to the museum the far corner of the walk-in refrigerator was a crate of cucumbers in an advanced stage of putrescence...

...unlashed the ropes which secured the crate in the bed of the truck...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: crate
he/she/it: crates
present participle: crating
past tense: crated
past participle: crated
singular: crate
plural: crates
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