Definition of 'contain'
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The message also contained a unique link to open the hold storing the food. The Sun (2016)The question is asking how many different numbers contain at least one three. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It also contains strawberry and banana puree. The Sun (2016)It also contains contributions from the pupils themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The book contains a 28-day workout plan that women can do at home or in the gym. Times, Sunday Times (2016)After he had departed, two men approached the luggage on the pavement, removing the heavy white plastic bag it contained. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It also contains barley to reduce redness and soothe discomfort. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Many soups contain more salt than a packet of crisps. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yet they went around carrying something that could barely contain my lunch. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Each concert also contains a contemporary work. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The judges can barely contain their hysteria. Times, Sunday Times (2008)One bar contains two tablespoons of sugar. The Sun (2013)But the book also contains some longer autobiographical essays. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Space industry insiders can barely contain their excitement. Times, Sunday Times (2014)These are telling phrases in an accomplished book which contains enough hope to disperse most of its gloom. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)The bill also contains measures to force suppliers to put households on the cheapest tariffs for their needs. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The local left had declared a general strike and the meeting went ahead in an atmosphere of barely contained violence. DOVES OF WAR: Four Women of Spain (2002) Many of these contain trace elements. Miracle Micronutrients (1987)The film contains two common errors. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The book contains some intriguing details. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Only one sentence contains two dependent clauses; none contains three. A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)We were sent six, with two bags containing single items. The Sun (2015)It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They also pulled out of a yellow bucket three 1ft polythene bags containing more explosives. The Sun (2013) Many such settlements contain general confidentiality agreements, often to protect patient information. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The bag contained 70 cash and her passport. The Sun (2016) Many foods today contain so many ingredients and products that the brain's appetite centre becomes confused. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The model thus contains two countries, two products and three factors of production. Competing in a Global Economy (1990)I seemed to remember it contained only one decent laugh. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'contain'
British English: contain /kənˈteɪn/ VERB
If something such as a box or a room contains things, those things are in it.
The bag contained a present.
- American English: contain
- Arabic: يَحْتَوَى عَلَى
- Brazilian Portuguese: conter
- Chinese: 包含
- Croatian: sadržati
- Czech: obsahovat
- Danish: indeholde
- Dutch: bevatten
- European Spanish: contener
- Finnish: sisältää
- French: contenir
- German: enthalten
- Greek: περιέχω
- Italian: contenere
- Japanese: 含む
- Korean: 담고 있다
- Norwegian: inneholde
- Polish: zawrzeć
- European Portuguese: conter
- Romanian: a conține
- Russian: содержать
- Spanish: contener
- Swedish: innehålla
- Thai: มี
- Turkish: içermek
- Ukrainian: містити
- Vietnamese: chứa đựng
Definition of contain from the Collins English Dictionary
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