Definition of container in English:


Syllabification: con·tain·er
Pronunciation: /kənˈtānər


1An object that can be used to hold or transport something: a microwaveable glass container
More example sentences
  • 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.
receptacle, vessel, canister, can, box, holder, repository
1.1A large metal box of a standard design and size used for the transportation of goods by road, rail, sea, or air: a container ship
More example sentences
  • 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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