What does container mean?

Definitions for container
kənˈteɪ nərcon·tain·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. containernoun

    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. Containernoun

    a large metallic box designed to hold many smaller boxes or packages, and used for convenience in loading and unloading large quantities of freight, such as on ships, trains, or airplanes.


  1. containernoun

    An item in which objects, materials or data can be stored or transported.

  2. containernoun

    A very large, typically metal, box used for transporting goods (also cargo container).

  3. containernoun

    (By extension) someone who holds people in their seats or in a (reasonably) calm state.


  1. Container

    A container is any receptacle or enclosure for holding a product used in storage, packaging, and shipping. Things kept inside of a container are protected by being inside of its structure. The term is most frequently applied to devices made from materials that are durable and are usually at least partly rigid. A container can also be considered as a basic tool, consisting of any device creating a partially or fully enclosed space that can be used to contain, store, and transport objects or materials.


  1. container

    A container is a type of storage unit that can hold items or substances within it. It can be physical such as a box, bottle, or basket, or virtual like a software or data container. Its main purpose is to store, transport or organize objects, keeping them in one place for convenience and protection. The precise nature and structure of a container varies according to its purpose.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Containernoun

    one who, or that which, contains


  1. Container

    In computer science, a container is a class, a data structure, or an abstract data type whose instances are collections of other objects. In other words; they are used for storing objects in an organized way following specific access rules. The size of the container depends on the number of the objects it contains.The underlying implementation of various types of containers may vary in space and time complexity allowing for flexibility in choosing the right implementation for a given scenario.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. container

    An article of transport equipment that meets American National Standards Institute/International Organization for Standardization standards that is designed to be transported by various modes of transportation. These containers are also designed to facilitate and optimize the carriage of goods by one or more modes of transportation

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'container' in Nouns Frequency: #2212

Anagrams for container »

  1. crenation

  2. connarite

  3. cotarnine

  4. narcotine

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of container in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of container in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of container in a Sentence

  1. Tom Bilyeu:

    The true purpose of education is not to fill a container, but to light a fire that inspires a lifelong passion for learning and personal growth.

  2. Raul Ledesma:

    It was not transporting fuel, the oils that are leaking are from the machine that was inside the container, so this is the oil that can be seen leaking.

  3. Samuel Wasser:

    Identifying close relatives indicates that poachers are likely going back to the same populations repeatedly -- year after year -- and tusks are then acquired and smuggled out of Central Africa on container ships by the same criminal network, this criminal strategy makes it much harder for authorities to track and seize these shipments because of the immense pressure they are under to move large volumes of containers quickly through ports.

  4. Peter Keller:

    When you go in the engine room of a ship, you're typically gonna put gloves on, you're gonna put a boiler suit on, you're gonna do that, because it's dirty, you go into the engine room of ... our first LNG-powered container ship and it looks like it just came out of the yard yesterday.

  5. Qube Chairman Chris Corrigan:

    You do require the container terminal operators to service rail in an intelligent fashion. They'll do that either at their own volition or they'll be told to do it by government, it's more of a 'steady-as-she-goes' type of proposal from Brookfield.

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