Definition of container in English:


Line breaks: con|tain¦er
Pronunciation: /kənˈteɪnə


  • 1An object for holding or transporting something: the cakes will keep for up to two weeks if kept in an airtight container
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    • It is packed in an airtight container such as a foil pouch to prevent it from absorbing moisture.
    • One by one she poured the water back into the bowl from the glass containers.
    • The tube did not make any contact with the glass container or with the pan of the balance.
  • 1.1A large metal box of a standard design and size used for the transport of goods by road, rail, sea, or air: [as modifier]: a container lorry
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    • The change over from box cars to containers was now complete, there is not one piece of track at the new shed!
    • Concerns are that oil and diesel could leak from lorries at the container terminal and seep into the sea and wetlands.
    • A container lorry which had been at the front of the line of traffic also left the scene without stopping.

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