container

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

con·tain·er

noun \kən-ˈtā-nər\

: 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

Full Definition of CONTAINER

:  one that contains: as
a :  a receptacle (as a box or jar) for holding goods
b :  a portable compartment in which freight is placed (as on a train or ship) for convenience of movement
con·tain·er·less \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of CONTAINER

  1. The tea leaves come in a small metal container.
  2. bowls, boxes, jars, and other containers
  3. The shipment of tools arrived at the dock in cargo containers yesterday.

First Known Use of CONTAINER

15th century

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