Definition of "container" []

  • A receptacle, such as a carton, can, or jar, in which material is held or carried. (noun)
  • A large reusable receptacle that can accommodate smaller cartons or cases in a single shipment, designed for efficient handling of cargo. (noun)
  • An object used for or capable of holding, esp for transport or storage, such as a carton, box, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A large cargo-carrying standard-sized container that can be loaded from one mode of transport to another (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "container" in a sentence
  • "Humidity within the container is the only "negative" ...... couches and mattress material might get a bit of mildew."
  • "Not mine though, half the container is already gone."
  • "If they get the real award, then the container is absolute separate from the content."