One entry found for contain.
Main Entry: con·tain
Function: verb 1: to keep within limits : RESTRAIN, CHECK <tried to contain my laughter> <the forest fire was finally contained> 2: to have within 3: to consist of : INCLUDE 4: to be divisible by especially without a remainder <20 contains 5> - con·tain·ment /-tn-mnt/ noun synonymsCONTAIN, HOLD, ACCOMMODATE mean to have or be capable of having within. CONTAIN suggests the actual presence of a particular thing or quantity within something <a bottle containing a liter of liquid>. HOLD suggests the capacity of something or its usual or permanent purpose <that cooler will hold 12 cartons of milk>. ACCOMMODATE stresses holding without crowding or inconvenience <the ballroom can accommodate 500 people easily>.