Container (noun)

  1. A receptacle for holding something, such as a box, bottle, or can.
  2. A large metal box in which freight is shipped by sea or road.
  3. 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").


  1. He put the cookies in a container.
  2. She stored her jewelry in a container.
  3. The container ship carried thousands of containers.
  4. The software runs in a container on the server.
  5. The truck was carrying a container of hazardous waste.
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