contain


contain

verb

Definition of CONTAIN

1
to have within <the top drawer of the cabinet contains my stamp collection>
Synonyms bear, boast, hold
Related Words accommodate, fit, take; case, encase, enclose (also inclose), encompass; harbor, house, lodge, shelter
2
to have as part of a whole <the contract contains several new clauses>
Antonyms exclude, leave (out), miss out [British], omit
3
to be made up of <the recipe contains several parts>
Synonyms consist (of), contain, muster
4
to gain emotional or mental control of <could hardly contain herself when she heard that she had won the scholarship>
Related Words hold back, restrain; rally, recover; lull, quiet, soothe, still, tranquilize (also tranquillize)
5
to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression) <frantic efforts to contain the spread of the disease>
Antonyms lose

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