Thesaurus

contained

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of contained

(Entry 1 of 2)

contained

verb
past tense of contain

Synonyms & Antonyms of contained (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to have within
  • the top drawer of the cabinet contains my stamp collection

Synonyms for contained

Words Related to contained

2 to have as part of a whole
  • the contract contains several new clauses

Synonyms for contained

Words Related to contained

Near Antonyms for contained

Antonyms for contained

3 to be made up of
  • the recipe contains several parts

Synonyms for contained

Words Related to contained

4 to gain emotional or mental control of
  • could hardly contain herself when she heard that she had won the scholarship

Synonyms for contained

Words Related to contained

5 to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression)
  • frantic efforts to contain the spread of the disease

Synonyms for contained

Words Related to contained

Near Antonyms for contained

Antonyms for contained

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About contained

Time Traveler for contained

Time Traveler

The first known use of contained was in 1653

See more words from the same year

Thesaurus Entries Near contained

contain

contained

container

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Contained.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/contained. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on contained

Nglish: Translation of contained for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of contained for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!