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English definition of “container”

container

noun [C]     /kənˈteɪ.nər/ US  /-nɚ/
B2 a hollow object, such as a box or a bottle, which can be used for holding something, especially to carry or store it: an airtight container a plastic drinks containerGeneral and miscellaneous containers a very large metal box used for transporting goods: a container ship/lorryGeneral and miscellaneous containers
(Definition of container noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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