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Meaning & Definition of Contain in English

English

Contain

/kənten/

verb

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"
    synonym:
  • incorporate
  • ,
  • contain
  • ,
  • comprise

2. Contain or hold

  • Have within
  • "The jar carries wine"
  • "The canteen holds fresh water"
  • "This can contains water"
    synonym:
  • hold
  • ,
  • bear
  • ,
  • carry
  • ,
  • contain

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"
    synonym:
  • control
  • ,
  • hold in
  • ,
  • hold
  • ,
  • contain
  • ,
  • check
  • ,
  • curb
  • ,
  • moderate

4. Be divisible by

  • "24 contains 6"
    synonym:
  • contain

5. Be capable of holding or containing

  • "This box won't take all the items"
  • "The flask holds one gallon"
    synonym:
  • contain
  • ,
  • take
  • ,
  • hold

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 south east asia"
  • "Contain the rebel movement"
  • "Turn back the tide of communism"
    synonym:
  • check
  • ,
  • turn back
  • ,
  • arrest
  • ,
  • stop
  • ,
  • contain
  • ,
  • hold back

Examples of using

This product does not contain GMO.
Tangerines contain a lot of vitamin C.
Your veins contain water.