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containernoun [C]

uk   /kənˈteɪ.nər/  us   /kənˈteɪ.nɚ/
B2 a hollow object, such as a box or a bottle, that can be used for holding something, especially to carry or store it: an airtight container a plastic drinks container
a very large metal box used for transporting goods: a container ship/lorry

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(Definition of container from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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containernoun [C]

 us   /kənˈteɪ·nər/
a hollow object, such as a box or a bottle, which can be used for holding something esp. for the purposes of carrying or storing: plastic milk containers
(Definition of container from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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containernoun [C]

uk   us   /kənˈteɪnər/
a hollow object, such as a box or a bottle, which can be used for holding something, especially to carry or store it: After opening, transfer the contents of the tin to a plastic container for storage.
TRANSPORT a very large metal box used for transporting goods: a cargo/freight/shipping container a container lorry/ship/truckcontainer business/traffic Around three-quarters of the world's 50-billion dollar container business is still done under service contracts.a container port/terminal Hong Kong ranked as the world's second busiest container port last year, after Singapore.
(Definition of container from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “container”
in Arabic حاوِية…
in Korean 용기…
in Portuguese recipiente…
in Catalan recipient…
in Japanese 容器…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指用于运输或储存的)容器, 集装箱, 货箱…
in Turkish kap, sandık, varil…
in Russian емкость, коробка…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指用於運輸或儲存的)容器, 貨櫃…
in Italian contenitore…
in Polish pojemnik…
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“container” in Business English

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