[kuh n-teyn] /kənˈteɪn/
verb (used with object)
to hold or include within its volume or area:
This glass contains water. This paddock contains our best horses.
to be capable of holding; have capacity for:
The room will contain 75 persons safely.
to have as or constituent parts; comprise; include.
to keep under proper control; restrain:
He could not contain his amusement.
to prevent or limit the expansion, influence, success, or advance of (a hostile nation, competitor, opposing force, natural disaster, etc.):
to contain an epidemic.
to succeed in preventing the spread of:
efforts to contain water pollution.
Mathematics. (of a number) to be a multiple of; be divisible by, without a remainder:
Ten contains five.
to be equal to:
A quart contains two pints.
to hold or be capable of holding or including within a fixed limit or area: this contains five pints
to keep (one’s feelings, behaviour, etc) within bounds; restrain
to consist of; comprise: the book contains three different sections
(military) to prevent (enemy forces) from operating beyond a certain level or area
late 13c., from Old French contein-, stem of contenir, from Latin continere (transitive) “to hold together, enclose,” from com- “together” (see com-) + tenere “to hold” (see tenet). Related: Containable.
[kuh n-teynd] /kənˈteɪnd/ adjective 1. showing restraint or calmness; controlled; poised: She was contained throughout the ordeal. [kuh n-teyn] /kənˈteɪn/ verb (used with object) 1. to hold or include within its volume or area: This glass contains water. This paddock contains our best horses. 2. to be capable of holding; have capacity for: The room […]
[kuh n-tey-ner] /kənˈteɪ nər/ noun 1. anything that or can something, as a carton, box, crate, or can. 2. a large, vanlike, reuseable box for consolidating smaller crates or cartons into a single shipment, designed for easy and fast loading and unloading of freight. /kənˈteɪnə/ noun 1. an object used for or capable of holding, […]
[kuh n-tey-ner-bawrd, -bohrd] /kənˈteɪ nərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/ noun 1. any paperboard used in making , as corrugated paper or cardboard.
noun 1. a flatcar or gondola car for carrying a number of standard, separate, removable containers.