Synonyms for contain

Grammar : Verb
Spell : kuhn-teyn
Phonetic Transcription : kənˈteɪn

Top 10 synonyms for contain Other synonyms for the word contain

Définition of contain

Origin :
  • late 13c., from Old French contein-, stem of contenir, from Latin continere (transitive) "to hold together, enclose," from com- "together" (see com-) + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Related: Containable.
  • verb include, hold
  • verb hold back, control
Example sentences :
  • They are very sour and do not contain sugar in any quantity.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • On such an occasion, a month after the wedding, she could not contain herself.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.
  • Extract from : « An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding » by David Hume
  • Another characteristic is the large number of articles which they contain.
  • Extract from : « English Villages » by P. H. Ditchfield
  • With better tools we will proceed to dig into these mounds and discover what they contain.
  • Extract from : « English Villages » by P. H. Ditchfield
  • They are all written with great ability, and contain much truth.
  • Extract from : « Slavery Ordained of God » by Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
  • A chamber must have more than four corners which is to contain the gods of memory.
  • Extract from : « Albert Durer » by T. Sturge Moore
  • This flask does not contain fly-dope--that's in the other flask--it contains whisky.
  • Extract from : « The Forest » by Stewart Edward White
  • "Writs and warrants may contain errors, but an arrest is an arrest," growled Grab.
  • Extract from : « Homeward Bound » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • On opening it it was found to contain a picture, the portrait of her son.
  • Extract from : « Vivian Grey » by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

Antonyms for contain

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