Contain - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kənˈteɪn|  American pronunciation of the word contain
Brit.  |kənˈteɪn|  British pronunciation of the word contain

verb

- include or contain; have as a component (syn: comprise, incorporate)
The record contains many old songs from the 1930's
- contain or hold; have within (syn: bear, carry, hold)
This can contains water
- lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits (syn: check, control, curb, hold, hold in, moderate)
- be divisible by
24 contains 6
- be capable of holding or containing (syn: hold, take)
- hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of (syn: arrest, check, hold back, stop, turn back)

Extra examples

The room was barely big enough to contain everyone who came to the meeting.

The book contains over 200 recipes.

The article contains information on how to plan your retirement.

Foods that contain a high level of fat

The movie contains something for both children and adults.

State health officials have succeeded in containing the virus.

The new directory contains a lot of useful addresses and telephones.

She could hardly contain her anger.

The thieves stole a purse containing banknotes.

The museum contains a number of original artworks.

The letter contained information about Boulestin's legal affairs.

The proposed changes are contained in a policy statement.

This product may contain nuts.

Jane couldn't contain her amusement any longer.

He was so excited he could hardly contain himself.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: contain
he/she/it: contains
present participle: containing
past tense: contained
past participle: contained
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