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A book is simply the container of an idea like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters.
Angela Carter

Meaning of "container" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONTAINER

container  [kənˈteɪnə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONTAINER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Container is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONTAINER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Container

Container may refer to: ▪ Jar ▪ Bottle ▪ Tin can ▪ Basket ▪ Box ▪ Shipping container, including ▪ Crate ▪ Wooden box ▪ Corrugated box ▪ Intermodal container or ship container or cargo container ▪ Intermediate bulk container ▪ Unit load device ▪ Drum ▪ Flexible intermediate bulk container ▪ Food storage container...

Definition of container in the English dictionary

The definition of container in the dictionary is an object used for or capable of holding, esp for transport or storage, such as a carton, box, etc. Other definition of container is a large cargo-carrying standard-sized container that can be loaded from one mode of transport to another.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONTAINER


abstainer
əbˈsteɪnə
ana
ˈeɪnə
attainer
əˈteɪnə
Cana
ˈkeɪnə
Dana
ˈdeɪnə
detainer
dɪˈteɪnə
entertainer
ˌɛntəˈteɪnə
ergataner
ˌɜːɡəˈteɪnə
lantana
lænˈteɪnə
Magdalena
ˌmæɡdəˈleɪnə
maintainer
meɪnˈteɪnə
obtainer
əbˈteɪnə
rana
ˈreɪnə
retainer
rɪˈteɪnə
scena
ˈʃeɪnə
seiner
ˈseɪnə
Stainer
ˈsteɪnə
sustainer
səˈsteɪnə
trainer
ˈtreɪnə
verumontana
ˌvɛrʊmɒnˈteɪnə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONTAINER

contagiousness
contagium
contain
containable
contained
container dock
container garden
container gardening
container line
container port
container ship
container terminal
container transport
containerboard
containerisation
containerise
containerization
containerize
containerless
containment

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONTAINER

bargainer
complainer
cordwainer
drainer
entrainer
explainer
fitness trainer
freezer container
Freightliner
full gainer
gainer
grainer
Link trainer
no-brainer
ordainer
overgrainer
personal trainer
restrainer
shipping container
strainer
tea strainer

Synonyms and antonyms of container in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONTAINER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «container» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of container

Translation of «container» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONTAINER

Find out the translation of container to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of container from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «container» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

集装箱
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

recipiente
570 millions of speakers

English

container
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कंटेनर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حاوِيَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

емкость
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

recipiente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আধার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

récipient
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bekas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Behälter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

容器
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

용기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sing
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thùng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கொள்கலன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कंटेनर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

konteyner
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

contenitore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pojemnik
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вмістище
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

container
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δοχείο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

houer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

behållare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

container
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of container

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTAINER»

The term «container» is very widely used and occupies the 6.970 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTAINER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «container» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «container» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about container

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONTAINER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word container.
1
Dorothea Brande
Man's mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled.
2
Bill Bryson
I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted - stay up all night or eat ice-cream straight out of the container.
3
Angela Carter
A book is simply the container of an idea like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters.
4
Jan Chipchase
What do you think is the world's most recognisable container of information? It's the human face. We are constantly reading each other and responding.
5
Helen Dunmore
A novel, in the end, is a container, a shape which you are trying to pour your story into.
6
Leymah Gbowee
I always tell people, anger is like liquid. It's fluid, it's like water. You put it in a container and it takes the shape of that container. So many people you see in prison, unleashing war on their people, they are angry, and they take their anger and put it into a violent container.
7
Rose George
Sending a container from Shanghai to Le Havre emits fewer greenhouse gases than the truck that takes the container on to Lyon.
8
Nancy Gibbs
Pour a liquid out of its container, and it changes shape, fills the space you give it. If you give children a lot of space, it may surprise you where they'll go and the shape they'll take.
9
Andy Goldsworthy
A snowball is simple, direct and familiar to most of us. I use this simplicity as a container for feelings and ideas that function on many levels.
10
Lev Grossman
Until now, I've been a kind of binge-writer - I'll carve out five or six hours on a weekend day and make a large container of espresso and just bang out a lot of words.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONTAINER»

Discover the use of container in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to container and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller ...
The Box tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in transportation costs that containerization brought about.
Marc Levinson, 2010
2
McGee & Stuckey's the bountiful container : a container ...
Two expert horticulturists show how to create container gardens of vegetables, herbs, fruits, and edible flowers.
Rose Marie Nichols McGee, Maggie Stuckey, 2002
3
Container Gardening: 100 Design Ideas and Step-by-Step ...
Presents a gardening guide that provides techniques to plant and care for containers under all conditions and shows how containers can create boundaries, direct traffic, break up wall space, and soften edges throughout the year.
Fine Gardening, 2009
4
Container Topiary
Topiary, the art of shaping trees and shrubs into geometric designs, was once considered suitable only for formal gardens. No more! Container Topiary brings the technique thoroughly up to date with modern urban spaces in mind.
Susan Berry, 2009
5
Container Terminals and Automated Transport Systems: ...
Its contributions are written by leading experts from academia and business. The book addresses practitioners as well as academic researchers in logistics, transportation, and management.
Hans-Otto Günther, Kap Hwan Kim, 2005
6
The Edible Container Garden: Growing Fresh Food in Small Spaces
Explains how to grow everything from salad ingredients to the makings for side and main dishes in a wide variety of small containers, offering practical tips on how to plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, herbs, and edible ...
Michael Guerra, 2000
7
Container Garden Idea Book
An illustrated guide to container gardening includes more than 300 photos, plant recipes, and practical design information on container gardens of all shapes and sizes. Original.
Fine Gardening, 2012
8
Seaside Operations Planning in Container Terminals
For this purpose, the studies in this book are aligned to a new integration concept for seaside operations planning in container terminals.
Frank Meisel, 2009
9
Quik Build: Adam Kalkin's ABC of Container Architecture
"Kalkin began utilising the shipping container in selected projects circa 1994 exemplified in the iconic Quik house.This book featues 32 fully illustrated projects, accompanied by essays from Barry Bergdoll, Alastair Gordon and Will McLean.
Adam Kalkin, Will McLean, 2008
10
Container Shipping Services and Their Impact on Container ...
Using quantitative measures as well as holistic and cultural considerations, the manual describes the general workings of the container port and shipping industry and provides in-depth case studies of ports in Southeast Asia, the Pearl ...
Wei Yim Yap, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONTAINER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term container is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Container Store's Loss Widens Sharply on Higher Spending and …
The Container Store Group Inc.'s first-quarter loss rose sharply largely on higher spending tied to a series of initiatives aimed at revamping ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
2
Container Ships Bypass Port of Oakland, Citing Delays
Some container ships have bypassed West Coast ports following severe delays earlier this year during a protracted period of labor negotiations ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
3
Japanese container trade outlook worsens
A Tokyo-based research firm has downgraded its outlook for the Japanese container trade in fiscal 2015, which started on April 1, citing a ... «JOC.com, Jul 15»
4
Container Shipping Lucky to Break Even in 2015
Earlier this year, Drewry forecast that container shipping carriers would collectively generate profits of up to $8 billion, but it has revised its view ... «The Maritime Executive, Jul 15»
5
Container Store shares rally on narrower loss
Container Store Group Inc. shares rallied in the extended session Tuesday ... Container Store TCS, +1.16% shares jumped 7.1% to $18.75 on ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
6
Container terminal for Sydney Harbour possible: consultant
SYDNEY — A consultant working with the Port of Sydney Development Corp. says recently completed feasibility studies show a container ... «TheChronicleHerald.ca, Jul 15»
7
The container revolution: Much ado about nothing?
You can alter a container's state at runtime if you want to – changing configuration or setting up some local data of some kind – but when the container is ... «Tech Page One, Jul 15»
8
Container Store shares jump after posting smaller-than-expected loss
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Container Store Inc. TCS, +1.16% shares jumped 6% after the retailer of storage-organization systems reported ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
9
Industrial Container Services Fights Citations, $215000 Fine for …
Industrial Container Services refurbishes metal drums and other industrial containers. The company operates a “drum shot-blaster unit,” a ... «EHS Today, Jul 15»
10
Red Hat Satellite 6.1 brings Puppet, container support
Red Hat users are in the midst of transitioning to Satellite 6 and have found some potholes -- and some big plusses -- in the move from version ... «TechTarget, Jul 15»

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