What does container mean?

Definitions for container
kənˈteɪ nərcon·tain·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word container.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. container(noun)

    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. Container(n.)

    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. container(Noun)

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

  2. container(Noun)

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

  3. container(Noun)

    (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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Container(noun)

    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

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce container?

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How to say container in sign language?

  1. container


  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. Jon Barrier:

    You just take it back to the grocery store and stuff it into a container and it gets recycled.

  2. De Watts ':

    The colder air means we can fit more in the container, when it's warmer, we can't fit quite as much in.

  3. Aye Lwin:

    There was no proper cooperation between shipping lines, container storage facilities and terminal operators. Chaos.

  4. Andrea Sella:

    That means that if a container or a surface was contaminated with this material it would remain a danger for a long time.

  5. Jim Furnivall:

    People who invested in dry bulk are likely losing their shirts. Those that invested in container ships probably feel disappointed.

Images & Illustrations of container

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