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contain meaning

EN[kənˈteɪn] [-eɪn]
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    Definition of contain in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGcontainsPRcontainingPT, PPcontainedPREcon-SUF-ain
    1. VT To hold inside.
      1. VT To include as a part.
        1. Manganism has been known about since the 19th century, when miners exposed to ores containing manganese, a silvery metal, began to totter, slur their speech and behave like someone inebriated.
      2. VT To put constraint upon; to restrain; to confine; to keep within bounds.
        1. I'm so excited, I can hardly contain myself! ‎
      3. (mathematics, of a set etc.) VT To have as an element.
        1. A group contains a unique inverse for each of its elements. ‎
        2. If that subgraph contains the vertex in question then it must be spanning. ‎
      4. OBS VI To restrain desire; to live in continence or chastity.
      5. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Interestingly, some of them contain chemical scaffolds already associated with other metalloaminopeptidase inhibitors, providing a further validation of the computational results.
          • Likewise, 24.2% of the recombinants contained genetic contributions from the A2 subsubtype, though no pure A2 strains were found.
          • Manganism has been known about since the 19th century, when miners exposed to ores containing manganese, a silvery metal, began to totter, slur their speech and behave like someone inebriated.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Some climbed the masts to unrig her, others rushed into the hold to get out the cargo, and numbers hurried to the cabin to carry off the lighter articles which it contained.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Verbs
          • Intransitive verbs
            • Transitive verbs
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          5. fr container
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          Meaning of contain for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "contain" is a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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