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con·tain·er

 (kən-tā′nər)
n.
1. A receptacle, such as a carton, can, or jar, in which material is held or carried.
2. A large reusable receptacle that can accommodate smaller cartons or cases in a single shipment, designed for efficient handling of cargo.

container

(kənˈteɪnə)
n
1. an object used for or capable of holding, esp for transport or storage, such as a carton, box, etc
2. (Commerce)
a. a large cargo-carrying standard-sized container that can be loaded from one mode of transport to another
b. (as modifier): a container port; a container ship.

con•tain•er

(kənˈteɪ nər)

n.
1. anything that contains or can contain something, as a carton.
2. a large, vanlike, reusable box for consolidating smaller crates or cartons into a single shipment.
[1495–1505]

container

An article of transport equipment that meets American National Standards Institute/International Organization for Standardization standards that is designed to be transported by various modes of transportation. These containers are also designed to facilitate and optimize the carriage of goods by one or more modes of transportation without intermediate handling of the contents and equipped with features permitting ready handling and transfer from one mode to another. Containers may be fully enclosed with one or more doors, open top, refrigerated, tank, open rack, gondola, flatrack, and other designs. See also containerization.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
bag - a flexible container with a single opening; "he stuffed his laundry into a large bag"
handbag, purse, bag, pocketbook - a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women); "she reached into her bag and found a comb"
basket, handbasket - a container that is usually woven and has handles
bin - a container; usually has a lid
pipe bowl, bowl - a small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco
box - a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
bread-bin, breadbox - a container used to keep bread or cake in
bunker - a large container for storing fuel; "the ship's bunkers were full of coal"
can, tin can, tin - airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
cannister, canister, tin - metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
capsule - a small container
cargo container - a large container for freight
case - a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
display case, vitrine, showcase, case - a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
cassette - a container that holds a magnetic tape used for recording or playing sound or video
cup - a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle; "he put the cup back in the saucer"; "the handle of the cup was missing"
cylinder - a cylindrical container for oxygen or compressed air
dice box, dice cup - a small container (open at one end) in which dice are shaken by hand and from which they are thrown
dish - a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food; "we gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present"
dispenser - a container so designed that the contents can be used in prescribed amounts
drawer - a boxlike container in a piece of furniture; made so as to slide in and out
Dumpster - a container designed to receive and transport and dump waste
empty - a container that has been emptied; "return all empties to the store"
envelope - a flat (usually rectangular) container for a letter, thin package, etc.
drinking glass, glass - a container for holding liquids while drinking
grab bag - a container from which a person draws a wrapped item at random without knowing the contents
instrumentation, instrumentality - an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
magnetic bottle - container consisting of any configuration of magnetic fields used to contain a plasma during controlled thermonuclear reactions
mailer - a container for something to be mailed
manger, trough - a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed
measure - a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance
cast, mold, mould - container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
parcel, package - a wrapped container
pan - shallow container made of metal
fuel pod, pod - a detachable container of fuel on an airplane
flowerpot, pot - a container in which plants are cultivated
powder flask, powder horn - container for carrying gunpowder; made of the hollow horn of an animal
receptacle - a container that is used to put or keep things in
reliquary - a container where religious relics are stored or displayed (especially relics of saints)
saltcellar - a small container for holding salt at the dining table
coin bank, money box, savings bank, bank - a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home; "the coin bank was empty"
coal scuttle, scuttle - container for coal; shaped to permit pouring the coal onto the fire
shaker - a container in which something can be shaken
spoon - a piece of cutlery with a shallow bowl-shaped container and a handle; used to stir or serve or take up food
storage ring - container consisting of a set of magnets set in a doughnut-shaped ring around which charged particles from an accelerator can be kept circulating until they are used
thimble - a small metal cap to protect the finger while sewing; can be used as a small container
time capsule - container for preserving historical records to be discovered at some future time
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
circular file, waste basket, wastebasket, wastepaper basket, waste-paper basket - a container with an open top; for discarded paper and other rubbish

container

noun holder, vessel, repository, receptacle The paint is supplied in a clear, plastic container.

Containers for liquid

amphora (historical), ampulla (historical), Balthazar, barrel, bottle, can, carafe, carton, cask, coldie (Austral. slang), decanter, firkin, flagon, flask, gourd, half-bottle, hogshead, jar, jeroboam, jug, keg, magnum, Methuselah, miniature, Nebuchadnezzar, pitcher, polypin, rehoboam, Salmanazar, screw-top (informal), stubby (Austral. informal), tantalus, tin, tinny (Austral. slang), tube (Austral. slang)
Translations
حاوِيَةصُندوق كَبير، حاوِيَه، صِهريجوَعاء، عُلْبَه، كيس
nádobapouzdrobednakontejnerkontejnerový
beholdercontainercontainer-
mahuti
astiakonttisäiliö
kontejnerposuda
konténertartály
gámurílát
容器
용기
kontajner
zabojnik
behållare
ภาชนะใส่ของ
thùng

container

[kənˈteɪnəʳ]
A. N
1. (= box, jug etc) → recipiente m; (= package, bottle) → envase m
2. (Comm) (for transport) → contenedor m, contáiner m
B. CPD container depot Nterminal f para portacontenedores
container lorry Nportacontenedores m inv
container port Npuerto m para contenedores
container ship Nportacontenedores m inv, buque m contenedor
container terminal Nterminal f para portacontenedores
container train Nportacontenedores m inv
container transport Ntransporte m en contenedores

container

[kənˈteɪnər] n
(tin, box, bottle etc)récipient m
(on ship, lorry)conteneur m

container

n
Behälter m; (= bottle, jar etc also)Gefäß nt
(Comm, for transport) → Container m
adj attrContainer-; by container lorryper Container

container

[kənˈteɪnəʳ]
1. n (box, jug) → contenitore m, recipiente m (Comm) (for transport, shipping) → container m inv
2. adj (train, lorry, ship) → da container; (dock, depot, transport) → per container

contain

(kənˈtein) verb
1. to keep or have inside. This box contains a pair of shoes; How much milk does this jug contain?
2. to control. He could hardly contain his excitement.
conˈtainer noun
1. something made to contain things. He brought his lunch in a plastic container.
2. a very large sealed metal box for carrying goods on a lorry, ship etc. The ship carried twenty containers; (also adjective) a container ship, a container lorry.

container

حاوِيَة nádoba beholder Behälter δοχείο contenedor, recipiente astia récipient posuda contenitore 容器 용기 container container pojemnik recipiente емкость behållare ภาชนะใส่ของ kap thùng 集装箱

con·tai·ner

n. recipiente, envase.

container

n contenedor m, recipiente m, envase m; sharps — contenedor de objetos punzantes
References in classic literature ?
Meriem seized the receptacle as the possible container of extra ammunition.
Oh, monsieur, it is one of the axioms of mathematics that the container must be greater than the contained.
Cromwell is dead, and his container is now the tomb.
Hastily he gathered up the precious gems and returned them to their container, while Mugambi, assuming an air of indifference, strolled down to the river for his bath.
The next day he mounted the private staircase and had himself ushered into the minister's presence by the lackeys, who considered the money and the keeper of money, the contents and the container, the idea and the form, as one and the same power.
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition has recognized that, with recycled material in glass containers reaching as high as 90 percent, there is essentially no such thing as "virgin" container glass.
The most important step is designing the container so that the handle can be properly processed.
As part of their Hwy H2O marketing initiative, the corporation is promoting container shipping on the Great Lakes with the arrival last month in Duluth, Minn.
Any slow-growing plant can be kept in a 15-gallon container for at least a decade, and probably longer by means of root pruning.
Anderson said that is good news for the container management mission.
Let the container roll backwards and place a piece of tape where it stops again.
For while some seaports around the world increasingly use container scanning technology to defend against terrorist movement, U.