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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)

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.

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."