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container

 
Noun container has 1 sense
  1. 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)
    --1 is a kind of
    instrumentality, instrumentation
    --1 has particulars:
     bag; bag, handbag, pocketbook, purse; basket, handbasket; bin; bowl, pipe bowl; box; bread-bin, breadbox; can, tin, tin can; canister, cannister, tin; capsule; cargo container; case; case, display case, showcase; cassette; cup; cylinder; dice cup, dice box; dish; dispenser; drawer; Dumpster; empty; envelope; glass, drinking glass; grab bag; magnetic bottle; mailer; manger, trough; mold, mould, cast; package, parcel; pan; pod, fuel pod; pot, flowerpot; powder horn, powder flask; receptacle; reliquary; saltcellar; savings bank, coin bank, money box, bank; scuttle, coal scuttle; shaker; spoon; storage ring; thimble; time capsule; vessel; wastepaper basket, waste-paper basket, wastebasket, waste basket, circular file; watering can, watering pot; wheeled vehicle; workbasket, workbox, workbag
    Derived forms: verb contain2, verb containerize1, verb containerise1
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