Containing



[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 will contain 75 persons safely.
3.
to have as or constituent parts; comprise; include.
4.
to keep under proper control; restrain:
He could not contain his amusement.
5.
to prevent or limit the expansion, influence, success, or advance of (a hostile nation, competitor, opposing force, natural disaster, etc.):
to contain an epidemic.
6.
to succeed in preventing the spread of:
efforts to contain water pollution.
7.
Mathematics. (of a number) to be a multiple of; be divisible by, without a remainder:
Ten contains five.
8.
to be equal to:
A quart contains two pints.
/kənˈteɪn/
verb (transitive)
1.
to hold or be capable of holding or including within a fixed limit or area: this contains five pints
2.
to keep (one’s feelings, behaviour, etc) within bounds; restrain
3.
to consist of; comprise: the book contains three different sections
4.
(military) to prevent (enemy forces) from operating beyond a certain level or area
5.
(maths)

v.

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.

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