AskDefine | Define container

Dictionary Definition

container n : any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

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see Container

English

Etymology

-er contain

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. An item in which objects or materials can be stored or transported.
  2. A very large, typically metal, box used for transporting goods (also cargo container).

Translations

an item in which objects or materials can be stored or transported
a very large, typically metal, box used for transporting goods

French

Etymology

From container (during the 1920s).

Pronunciation

  • kɔ̃tɛnɛʁ

Noun

fr-noun f

Synonyms

Extensive Definition

Container may refer to:
In entertainment:
In computing:
container in Danish: Container
container in German: Container (Begriffsklärung)
container in Modern Greek (1453-): Κοντέινερ
container in French: Conteneur (homonymie)
container in Japanese: 容器
container in Norwegian: Container
container in Polish: Kontener
container in Portuguese: Container
container in Russian: Контейнер
container in Slovak: Kontajner
container in Chinese: 容器 (消歧义)

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