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)

GCIDE

  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.

Wiktionary

  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.

Wikipedia

  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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Containernoun

    one who, or that which, contains

Freebase

  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

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Numerology

  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. Richard Whitman:

    It's the modern nationalist paradox, on the one hand you have a desire for more autonomy, but to do that through a supranational container.

  2. 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.

  3. Chief Executive Wolfgang Driese:

    Many older, less energy efficient bulkers (vessels) are avoiding scrappage and that will weigh on charter rates. Same goes for container ships.

  4. Rick Cotton:

    The CMA CGM MARCO POLO’s arrival at our seaport underscores the Port of New York and New Jersey’s ability to serve the ultra-large cargo container ships that increasingly carry the food, supplies and goods needed to sustain millions of residents, support thousands of jobs and keep businesses open, the Port Authority’s infrastructure improvements such as the raising of the Bayonne Bridge and the deepening of the navigational channel serving our seaport have made possible this historic moment.

  5. Marc Engel:

    Having the nano factory in a shipping container lets us get our production to where it needs to be, products can be rolled out faster and scale can be ramped up or down quickly to match consumer trends.

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