Definition of 'container'
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Inside the container was a box with an engagement ring. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This is the rental of a storage room or container in a secure centre. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The thick smell of human decay choked volunteers who dragged the bits out of the metal container. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Various ingenious methods have been devised for stirring large quantities in more than one container simultaneously. Secrets of the Soil (1990)The main bomb was in a large plastic container. The Sun (2007)They got artists to work on them and made one side of each container completely glass. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Trees grown in containers can be planted at any time. Times, Sunday Times (2007)An old shipping container painted bright blue sits in the middle of the desert. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Transfer to a suitable container that can hold the chicken. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They are ideal as little storage containers in your food cupboard. The Sun (2010) Metal containers look great and have long been popular. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But it is illegal to have more than ten litres in one container. The Sun (2012)Place in a snug container or a large freezer bag and pour over all the marinade. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These meals are prepared in stainless steel or glass containers. An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)The scanner detects dangerous liquids in closed containers which can be verified against a secure database. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Retail merchants also dislike handling the dirty containers and providing storage space for them. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)Buy your oil in opaque plastic or metal containers. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)Mix with potting compost for large containers. The Sun (2012)Its two raw ingredients are liquids that could be carried on board in containers such as bottles of soft drink. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They can be used in window boxes, containers and raised beds. Winter Garden Glory (1993)Allow to cool, strain and bottle in sterilised containers. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You'll find a big difference from one container to another. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)The bracket needs to be strong enough to hold the container when it's fully wet and therefore heavy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some people also have an array of other boxes and containers with heads of leeks (or are they onions? Planning the Organic Vegetable Garden (1986)
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Translations for 'container'
British English: container /kənˈteɪnə/ NOUN
A container is something such as a box or bottle that is used to hold things.
The fish are stored in plastic containers.
- American English: container
- Arabic: حاوِيَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: recipiente
- Chinese: 集装箱
- Croatian: posuda
- Czech: nádoba
- Danish: beholder
- Dutch: container
- European Spanish: recipiente
- Finnish: astia säilytysastia
- French: récipient
- German: Behälter
- Greek: δοχείο
- Italian: contenitore
- Japanese: 容器
- Korean: 용기
- Norwegian: container
- Polish: pojemnik
- European Portuguese: recipiente
- Romanian: container
- Russian: емкость
- Spanish: contenedor
- Swedish: behållare
- Thai: ภาชนะใส่ของ
- Turkish: kap
- Ukrainian: вмістище
- Vietnamese: thùng
Definition of container from the Collins English Dictionary
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