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  • EN [ kənˈteɪn]
  • US [ kənˈteɪn]

English definition


  • 1. include or contain; have as a component;

    • "A totally new idea is comprised in this paper"
    • "The record contains many old songs from the 1930's"
  • 2. contain or hold; have within;

    • "The jar carries wine"
    • "The canteen holds fresh water"
    • "This can contains water"
  • 3. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits;

    • "moderate your alcohol intake"
    • "hold your tongue"
    • "hold your temper"
    • "control your anger"
  • 4. be divisible by;

    • "24 contains 6"
  • 5. be capable of holding or containing;

    • "This box won't take all the items"
    • "The flask holds one gallon"
  • 6. hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of;

    • "Arrest the downward trend"
    • "Check the growth of communism in Sout East Asia"
    • "Contain the rebel movement"
    • "Turn back the tide of communism"

Example sentences

  • It'says on the packet that these crisps contain no additives.

  • Our observations may contain a grain of truth for you to refer to.

  • There has been an overall growth in population, despite some draconian efforts to contain it.

  • These stones contain kernels.

  • That glass will contain a quart of beer.

  • He could contain no longer.

  • He couldn't contain himself for joy.

  • I guess this reading room to contain five thousand books.

  • She could now no longer contain herself, and was convinced that some disaster was impending.

  • The little boy couldn't contain his urine any longer.

  • At the sight of this cruelty, he could hardly contain his anger.

  • Pig iron may contain 4% of carbon.

  • This drink doesn't contain any alcohol.

  • Some mushrooms contain a deadly poison.

  • It took an almost superhuman effort to contain his anger.

  • Foods that contain only medium levels of sodium are bread, cakes, milk, butter and margarine.

  • Most urban water supplies in the United States now contain fluoride in varying amounts.

  • To explain this, they hypothesise that galaxies must contain a great deal of missing matter which cannot be detected.

  • Our range of herbal teas contain no preservatives, colourings or artificial flavourings.

  • The offspring contain a mixture of the genetic blueprint of each parent.

  • These reports clearly contain elements of propaganda.

  • The latest Japanese vacuum cleaners contain sensors that detect the amount of dust and type of floor.

  • But he was bursting with curiosity, and one day he just couldn't contain himself. "What are you going to do?" he asked.

  • The problem was that the exhaust gases contain many toxins.

  • Although most condoms contain spermicide, there are some manufactured without.

  • He was unable to contain his own destructive feelings.

  • Dehydrated meals, soups and sauces contain a lot of salt.

  • The faeces contain nitrogen and it is that which fertilises the desert soil.

Synonym discrimination

  • contain, include, embrace, involve, comprehend, hold, comprise


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