• WordNet 3.6
    • v crate put into a crate; as for protection "crate the paintings before shipping them to the museum"
    • n crate a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping
    • n crate the quantity contained in a crate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When the Statue of Liberty was moved from France to the United States, 214 crates were used to transport it. The Statue was also reduced to 350 pieces
    • Crate A box or case whose sides are of wooden slats with interspaces, -- used especially for transporting fruit.
    • Crate A large basket or hamper of wickerwork, used for the transportation of china, crockery, and similar wares.
    • v. t crate To pack in a crate or case for transportation; as, to crate a sewing machine; to crate peaches.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It took 214 crates to transport the Statue of Liberty from France to New York in 1885.
    • n crate A kind of basket or hamper of wickerwork, used for the transportation of china, glass, crockery, and similar wares; hence, any openwork casing, as a box made of slats used for packing or transporting commodities, as peaches.
    • n crate The amount held by such a casing.
    • n crate In glass manufacturing, a lot of twelve tables or disks of crown-glass. See table, 1 .
    • crate To put or pack in a crate for transportation: as, to crate fruit, furniture, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Crate krāt a wicker-work case for packing crockery in, or for carrying fruit.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. cratis, hurdle; perh. akin to E. cradle,. See Hurdle, and cf. Crate a framework
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cratis, a hurdle. See Cradle.


In literature:

Wood crates lined the walls, huge boxes and crates, packages and containers.
"The Gun" by Philip K. Dick
The chunk weighed many tons, and its crate had just been removed by some workmen and was being taken away, piece by piece.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
The burly bulk of a lifter was moving back and forth in the gloom of the ancient warehouse stacking crates in ceiling-high rows.
"The Velvet Glove" by Harry Harrison
Say," the old man shifted uneasily, "I've tho't a crateful sence we wus yarnin' last night, I guess.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
The next day he called in state, with the skull of a shark in a silk handkerchief, and a man carrying a crate of onions.
"Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas" by Lloyd Osbourne
Several growers ship as far north as New York and Boston, getting from $2.00 to $2.50 gross per bushel crate.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
A very popular crate has been the so-called "dog-house," with a gable roof such as is actually used on dog-houses.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
The first crate we tackled contained all the glassware in the world of a medical nature.
"Alex the Great" by H. C. Witwer
Then he'll look at the other forty-nine crates and say, 'Oh, Hell!
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
Crates was everything to her.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray

In poetry:

Two wicker crates with linen piled,
Just newly washed and wrung;
And, close behind, a little child
That made the morning young.
"At San Giovanni Del Lago" by Alfred Austin
I leant far out, and squinnied for a sign
That this was still the town that had been 'mine'
So long, but found I wasn't even clear
Which side was which. From where those cycle-crates
Were standing, had we annually departed
"I Remember, I Remember" by Philip Larkin

In news:

Kids build projects during a craft test session at Kiwi Crate 's offices on Thursday, October 20, 2011 in Mountain View, Calif Photo: Beck Diefenbach, Special To The Chronicle / SF.
For more information about crates and how to use them effectively, read Using Crates and Barriers to Help Your Dog Feel Secure.
Aldean has dismembered three different crates .
Crates are invaluable tools for housebreaking puppies (and even adult dogs that didn't get the memo the first time around).
Puppies love their crates , as long as they are not confined all the time.
Dogs are less likely to soil in their crates , so they may house-train quickly, too.
Buster and Archie are 18 months old and only now am I leaving them out of their crates when I leave home.
Crate & Barrel 24-Cup Cupcake Carrier.
When you can't devote your attention to your puppy, your puppy should be in its crate .
Gerrit Rietvald Crate Chairs, ca 1960 PBS.
The ramp-and- crate system assembles easily using two milk crates to raise your bike 11 inches and make any job easier and more comfortable.
Requires two crates ($12 each) and a set of tie-downs ($30), or use your own.
Instead of "drops," you build " crates .".
You don't even have to register, but there's incentive for doing so: unregistered crates expire in 30 minutes, but if you have an account, they last indefinitely.
Crate and Barrel's New Shop-in-Shop.

In science:

The hardware elements (crates, sensors, gas systems, etc.) form the devices layer.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
The alarm system reacts to a wide variety of events: high voltage trips, gas system failures, temperature and magnetic field changes and crate failures.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
This can be thought of as some upper limit as technology improves, but is already a manageable number. Telecommunications industry is also developing industry-standard crate systems such as ATCA and microTCA, which may be the future direction for high energy physics experiments.
CALICE Report to the Calorimeter R&D Review Panel
Section 5 shows the behaviour of the high voltage modules and crate under failure modes and includes a description of the two possible modes of operation of the high voltage module: current control mode, and current trip mode.
Characterisation of the VELO High Voltage System
A test was performed to measure the noise level produced by the potential difference between the ground of the power supply crate and the HV return of the channel.
Characterisation of the VELO High Voltage System