incorporate, contain, comprise(verb)
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"
hold, bear, carry, contain(verb)
contain or hold; have within
"The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate(verb)
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"
be divisible by
"24 contains 6"
contain, take, hold(verb)
be capable of holding or containing
"This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"
check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back(verb)
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"
: To hold inside.
: To include as a part.
: To limit through restraint.
To have as an element.
To restrain desire; to live in continence or chastity.
But if they can not contain, let them marry. uE00097647uE001 1 Cor. vii. 9.
to hold within fixed limits; to comprise; to include; to inclose; to hold
to have capacity for; to be able to hold; to hold; to be equivalent to; as, a bushel contains four pecks
to put constraint upon; to restrain; to confine; to keep within bounds
to restrain desire; to live in continence or chastity
Origin: [OE. contenen, conteinen, F. contenir, fr. L. continere, -tentum; con- + tenere to hold. See Tenable, and cf. Countenance.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon-tān′, v.t. to comprise, to include: (B.) to restrain, esp. the sexual appetite.—adj. Contain′able, that may be contained.—ns. Contain′ant, Contain′er. [Through Fr. from L. continēre—con, together, tenēre, to hold.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'contain' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2225
Rank popularity for the word 'contain' in Verbs Frequency: #129
The numerical value of contain in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of contain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of contain in a Sentence
Just unbearable. Just too much to contain.
All pleasures contain an element of sadness.
And that's because it does not contain asbestos.
It’s in the American public’s interest to contain more damage.
We've proven we can contain the outbreak, we can intervene very swiftly.
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Translations for contain
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- съдържам, побирам, сдържам, въздържамBulgarian
- contenirCatalan, Valencian
- sisältyä, sisältääFinnish
- כלל, הכילHebrew
- bevatten, inhoudenDutch
- содержать, сдерживать, вмещать, сдержатьRussian
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