Definition for Contain (-ed, -s)

contain (-ed, -s), v. [ME < L. contin─ôre, hold together, keep together, comprehend.] (webplay: capacity, heaven, hold).

  1. Confine; limit; circumscribe; restrain; hold back; restrict to boundaries.
  2. Hold; encompass; surround; enclose; have capacity for.
  3. Comprise; embody; express; be characterized by.
  4. Include; embrace; comprise; incorporate; consist of; have as a part of.

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