Definition of "containing" []

  • To hold or be capable of holding or including within a fixed limit or area (verb)
  • To keep (one's feelings, behaviour, etc) within bounds; restrain (verb)
  • To consist of; comprise (verb)
  • To prevent (enemy forces) from operating beyond a certain level or area (verb)
  • To be a multiple of, leaving no remainder (verb)
  • To have as a subset (verb)
  • Present participle of contain. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "containing" in a sentence
  • "Such consistent regulations as “i before e except after c” and “if this is the beginning of the sentence, then there needs to be a capital letter” represent the rules that you invoke when you come across a pattern, such as a word containing the consecutive letters “e” and “i.”"
  • "Induction is said by Aristotle to be [Greek: hoia phanton], but he says in the same place that for this reason we must _conceive_ ([Greek: noehin]) the term containing the particular Instances (as A B C above) as composed of all the Individuals."
  • "The chief difficulty of a question under debate rests in defining the meaning of the term containing the main idea controverted."