Textual thesaurus for "contain"

(verb) hold back, arrest, check, stop, turn back

hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of

Arrest the downward trend; Check the growth of communism in South East Asia; Contain the rebel movement; Turn back the tide of communism

(verb) control, curb, hold, hold in, check, moderate

lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

moderate your alcohol intake; hold your tongue; hold your temper; control your anger

(verb) comprise, incorporate

include or contain; have as a component

A totally new idea is comprised in this paper; The record contains many old songs from the 1930's

(verb) hold, carry, bear

contain or hold; have within

The jar carries wine; The canteen holds fresh water; This can contains water

(verb) hold, take

be capable of holding or containing

This box won't take all the items; The flask holds one gallon