container Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “container” in the English Dictionary

"container" in British English

See all translations

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

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

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

"container" in American English

See all translations

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)

"container" in Business English

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of container?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“container” in Business English

That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
by ,
May 18, 2016
by Kate Woodford We all need words and phrases for saying that things are good or great – that we find them nice or very nice. This post aims to give you more ways to say that you like, or really like, something. Starting with a very frequent adjective; lovely is used a lot in UK English

Read More 

Word of the Day

parasol

a type of sunshade (= round frame covered in cloth on a stick) carried especially by women in the past, to give protection from the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More