HyperDic: contain

English > 6 senses of the word contain:
VERBstativecontain, incorporate, compriseinclude or contain
stativecontain, hold, bear, carrycontain or hold
socialcontain, control, hold in, hold, check, curb, moderatelessen the intensity of
stativecontainbe divisible by
stativecontain, take, holdbe capable of holding or containing
competitioncontain, check, turn back, arrest, stop, hold backhold back, as of a danger or an enemy
contain > pronunciation
Soundskahntey'n
Rhymesabstain ... windowpane: 127 rhymes with eyn...
English > contain: 6 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningInclude or contain; have as a component.
PatternSomething ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example "The record contains many old songs from the 1930's"
Synonymsincorporate, comprise
BroaderincludeHave as a part, be made up out of
Spanishcontener, incluir, integrar
Catalancontenir, incloure, incorporar
English > contain: 6 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningContain or hold; have within.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example "This can contains water"
Synonymshold, bear, carry
Narrowerenclose, hold in, confineClose in
retainHold back within
BroaderincludeHave as a part, be made up out of
Similar tocontain, take, holdBe capable of holding or containing
Spanishcontener, encerrar, llevar, portar, poseer, soportar, sostener
Catalancontenir, dur, portar, posseir, prendre, sostenir, suportar
Adjectivescontinenthaving control over urination and defecation
Nounscontainerany 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)
contentthe amount that can be contained
English > contain: 6 senses > verb 3, social
Meaninglessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymscontrol, hold in, hold, check, curb, moderate
Narrowerbatemoderate or restrain
catchcheck oneself during an action
countercheck, counteractOppose or check by a counteraction
damprestrain or discourage
deny, abnegatedeny oneself (something)
mortify, subdue, crucifyhold within limits and control
suppress, stamp down, subdue, conquerTo put down by force or authority
thermostatControl the temperature with a thermostat
trainCause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it
Broaderrestrain, keep, keep back, hold backKeep under control
Spanishcomprobar, contener, controlar, limitar, moderar, ostentar, sustentar
Catalancontenir, controlar, limitar, moderar, ostentar, sustentar
English > contain: 6 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningBe divisible by.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"24 contains 6"
CategoryarithmeticThe branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
English > contain: 6 senses > verb 5, stative
MeaningBe capable of holding or containing.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymstake, hold
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Similar toaccommodate, hold, admitHave room for
hold, bear, carry, containContain or hold
English > contain: 6 senses > verb 6, competition
Meaninghold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "Contain the rebel movement"
Synonymscheck, turn back, arrest, stop, hold back
Narrowercut down, cut outintercept (a player)
BroaderdefendBe on the defensive
Spanishcontener, parar
Catalanparar
Nounscontainmentthe act of containing
containmenta policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate peacefully

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