Simple Definition of container
: an object (such as a box or can) that can hold something
: a large box that goods are placed in so that they can be moved from one place to another on a ship, airplane, train, or truck
Examples of container in a sentence
The tea leaves come in a small metal container.
bowls, boxes, jars, and other containers
The shipment of tools arrived at the dock in cargo containers yesterday.
First Known Use of container
CONTAINER Defined for Kids
Definition of container for Students
: something into which other things can be put (as for storage)
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