a slatted wooden box or framework for packing, shopping, or storing fruit, furniture, glassware, crockery, etc.
any completely enclosed boxlike packing or shipping case.
Informal. something rickety and dilapidated, especially an automobile:
They’re still driving around in the old crate they bought 20 years ago.
a quantity, especially of fruit, that is often packed in a crate approximately 2 × 1 × 1 foot (0.6 × 0.3 × 0.3 meters):
a crate of oranges.
verb (used with object), crated, crating.
to pack in a crate.
a fairly large container, usually made of wooden slats or wickerwork, used for packing, storing, or transporting goods
(slang) an old car, aeroplane, etc
(transitive) to pack or place in a crate
A car, bus, airplane, etc, esp an old rickety one •Seems to have been used for airplanes before cars; this may be because early airplanes were literally wooden and cloth crates: A ”crate” is a ”junker” with one surge left (1920+)
A jail (1920s+ Hoboes)
To arrest and jail: We crate Major and they’ll go. But they won’t leave him there (1990s+)
adjective 1. having the quality or power of creating. 2. resulting from originality of thought, expression, etc.; imaginative: creative writing. 3. originative; productive (usually followed by of). 4. Facetious. using or creating exaggerated or skewed data, information, etc.: creative bookkeeping. adjective 1. having the ability to create 2. characterized by originality of thought; having or […]
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noun 1. Usually, credentials. evidence of authority, status, rights, entitlement to privileges, or the like, usually in written form: Only those with the proper credentials are admitted. 2. anything that provides the basis for confidence, belief, credit, etc. verb (used with object), credentialed, credentialing or especially British, credentialled, credentialling. 3. to grant credentials to, especially […]
noun 1. commendation or honor given for some action, quality, etc.: Give credit where it is due. 2. a source of pride or honor: You are a credit to your school. 3. the ascription or acknowledgment of something as due or properly attributable to a person, institution, etc.: She got a screen credit for photography. […]