Definition of Contain


  • 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"
    - turn back - hold back
  • be capable of holding or containing
    "This box won't take all the items"
    "The flask holds one gallon"
  • be divisible by
    "24 contains 6"
  • lessen the intensity of
    hold in restraint
    hold or keep within limits
    "moderate your alcohol intake"
    "hold your tongue"
    "hold your temper"
    "control your anger"
    - hold in
  • contain or hold
    have within
    "The jar carries wine"
    "The canteen holds fresh water"
    "This can contains water"
  • 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"
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Word games points for the Contain

  • Scrabble® score of the contain (9)
  • Word Chums® score of the contain (14)
  • Words With Friends® score of the contain (12)

Unscramble contain

100 unscramble word found using the letters contain.

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