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container

Syllabification: con·tain·er
Pronunciation: /kənˈtānər
 
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Definition of container in English:

noun

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.
Synonyms
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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