- A receptacle for holding something, such as a box, bottle, or can.
- A large metal box in which freight is shipped by sea or road.
- A virtual or physical environment in which a software program runs.
From middle english containour, from old french contenour, from latin continēns, present participle of contineō ("hold together"), from con- ("together") + teneō ("hold").
- He put the cookies in a container.
- She stored her jewelry in a container.
- The container ship carried thousands of containers.
- The software runs in a container on the server.
- The truck was carrying a container of hazardous waste.