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Contain (IPA: /kənˈteɪn/)


Contain (v. t.)

To hold within fixed limits; to comprise; to include; to inclose; to hold.

Contain (v. t.)

To have capacity for; to be able to hold; to hold; to be equivalent to; as, a bushel contains four pecks.

Contain (v. t.)

To put constraint upon; to restrain; to confine; to keep within bounds.

Contain (v. i.)

To restrain desire; to live in continence or chastity.

Contain Synonyms

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Contain Synonyms

Check, Stop, Arrest, Hold Back, Turn Back

Contain Synonyms

Control, Check, Moderate, Hold In, Curb, Hold

Contain Synonyms

Hold, Bear, Carry

Contain Synonyms

Incorporate, Comprise

Contain Synonyms

Hold, Take

Translations

Contain in Spanish

Example Sentence (Quote)

"An object may not only contain stars, but also nebulosity not composed of them." - William Herschel

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Any random group of thirty Vietnamese women will contain a dozen who make Julia Roberts look like Lyle Lovett." - P. J. O'Rourke

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Brahman sutras contain directions regarding yagna for Brahmins." - Yajna

Example Sentence (Quote)

" God would behold in you a simplicity which will contain so much the more of His wisdom as it contains less of your own." - Simplicity

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Starting in a few minutes on ITV, it's the News At Ten with Trevor McDonald. Warning: may contain news." - Dead Ringers


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