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Contain meaning

contain - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; " Arrest the downward trend"; " Check the growth of communism in Sout East Asia"; " Contain the rebel movement"; " Turn back the tide of communism"
  2. 2. To hold within fixed limits; to comprise; to include; to inclose; to hold.
  3. 3. To have capacity for; to be able to hold; to hold; to be equivalent to; as, a bushel contains four pecks.
  4. 4. To put constraint upon; to restrain; to confine; to keep within bounds.
  5. 5. To restrain desire; to live in continence or chastity.
  6. 6. To comprise; include; hold; restrain.

contain - examples of usage

  1. These contain all our transactions with that sort of people, and it shows that we have very few of them. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. It is not so easy for the " spirits" to tell us things which we can be sure our subconscious mind could not possibly contain. - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
  3. Gordon could contain himself no longer. - "The Son of his Father", Ridgwell Cullum.
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