US: /kənˈteɪn/
UK: /kəntˈe‍ɪn/

English Vietnamese dictionary

contain /kən'tein/
  • ngoại động từ
    • chứa đựng, bao hàm, gồm có, bao gồm
      • whisky contains a large percentage of alcohol: rượu uytky chứa một lượng cồn cao
    • nén lại, dằn lại, kìm lại, kiềm chế
      • to contain oneself: nén mình, dằn lòng
      • to contain one's anger: nén giận
    • chận lại, ngăn lại, cản lại, kìm lại
      • to contain the enemy: kìm chân quân địch lại (để đánh chỗ khác)
    • (toán học) có thể chia hết cho (một số)

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb [VN] (not used in the progressive tenses)
1 if sth contains sth else, it has that thing inside it or as part of it: This drink doesn't contain any alcohol. + Her statement contained one or two inaccuracies. + a brown envelope containing a hundred dollar bills + The bottle contains (= can hold) two litres.
2 (written) to keep your feelings under control: She was unable to contain her excitement. + I was so furious I just couldn't contain myself (= I had to express my feelings).
3 (written) to prevent sth harmful from spreading or getting worse: to contain an epidemic + Government forces have failed to contain the rebellion.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 hold, have in it; bear, carry:
The capsule contained a deadly poison.
2 hold, have the capacity for, accommodate, admit, carry; seat:
This bottle contains no more than a quart. The theatre can contain 200.
3 restrain, restrict, confine, repress, control, hold back or in, curb, bridle, keep under control, suppress, check, stifle:
He could hardly contain himself when he learnt he had passed the examination.

Concise English dictionary

+include or contain; have as a component
+contain or hold; have within
+lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
+be divisible by
+be capable of holding or containing
+hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of