Meaning of CONTAINER in English

CONTAINER

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a container port (= for ships carrying large containers )

Hamburg is one of Europe's main container ports.

a sealed container/box/plastic bag

The specimens he collected were sent back to London in sealed containers.

litre bottle/drum/container etc

a litre bottle of wine

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

airtight

Uncooked madeira cake mixture can be frozen in an airtight container .

When cold, pack into an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place.

Freeze or prepare a day ahead of the party and store in an airtight container .

Seeds are best stored in airtight containers .

big

Dishwater fluids are probably the biggest containers to arrive in the kitchen.

empty

It has to be the first urine passed in the morning in a clean, empty container .

Bowman finished his breakfast in silence, while Poole toyed with the empty coffee container .

Anyway, ethnicity is one way of filling the empty containers of nationalism.

Nearby were 3 empty tablet containers .

I saw my body very much as an empty container .

An empty Temazepam container was found next to Mrs Green's body along with the blood-covered corner of a £10 note.

They screwed the caps back on to their thermos flasks, and jammed down the lids of their now empty plastic sandwich containers .

The lorry was supposed to be carrying empty containers only.

large

By planting up large containers with a mixture of varieties, a succession of colours can be achieved.

For a somewhat analogous situation, think of a small drop of ink placed in a large container of water.

What they were saying is this: writers like us are too large for neat containers .

It can be grown in a large container or in the garden in a well-draining soil.

Fill your two large stock containers about half-full of the mixture.

Essentially, it meant putting a number of smaller packages headed for the same destination in one large container .

Your display will be top-heavy if the flowers you choose are too large for the container .

I went to the nearest deli and came back with a ham sandwich and a large container of coffee.

other

Some recipes in the book require other containers such as empty food cans for a tubular effect.

Put the oil and vinegar in a jam jar or other salted container .

Buckets and other containers lead to comparisons of size, shape, colour and capacity.

plastic

Near these were assorted plastic containers .

Wash them before packing into plastic bags or containers .

Mattie grunted abstractedly, totally engrossed in peering at the various plastic containers and bowls in the refrigerator.

The dishwasher was filled with plastic containers from Boston Market, but still the pantry was empty.

SchultzeAllen markets a kind of worm condo, a multilevel plastic container system about the size of a backyard grill.

The socks are the latest item to be made from eco-friendly EcoSpun, a material made from recycled plastic containers .

All along the route I pass old farmsteads surrounded by ancient sugar maple trees that dangle plastic milk containers .

Aseptic boxes of fruit juices or plastic containers of prepared beverages can be frozen to serve double duty in the cooler.

sealed

In practice, spray containers are laid in a wire basket inside a sealed container.

A water quality officer interprets the information and can instruct Cyclops to collect a sample of the discharge in a sealed container .

Place in a sealed container and shake well.

Sanipet provide the householder with a 12-litre sealed plastic container , together with a handy scoop and spatula set.

small

Portion of Java Moss. Small containers or tubs to hold eggs.

Prebaked pizza crusts, mozzarella cheese and homemade sauce frozen in small containers is another under-20-minute meal.

Put enough eggs to cover a piece in a small container of salt solution.

Strain stock through a fine mesh strainer, divide stock among several small bowls or containers to speed cooling, and cool.

There were just four small containers of water for a nine-hour journey from Rotterdam.

It can easily be frozen in a small container and reserved for sauces that require it.

When you move your smaller containers around, take a critical look.

First half fill a small container with water from the breeding tank.

special

Its flies, the spent fuel, arrive regularly inside special containers on goods trains from nuclear reactors all over the country.

The customer is provided with an unstamped addressed label, special wrapper or container .

Keep all the things listed below together in a special first aid container .

The meals are cooked at the pub and taken down the road in special insulated containers .

From Jan. 1, all rubbish must be placed in officially-approved bags, tied and left in special containers .

suitable

You may be able to find a suitable container ready-made.

If you provide a specimen you will be offered part of it in a suitable container .

Alternatively, look in the food cupboard for a suitable plastic container .

First, I needed a suitable container .

Toughened glass and vitro-ceramics are the most universally suitable containers for all three functions.

■ NOUN

food

Her policy often shocks airline stewardesses because the singer won't touch artificial food containers .

glass

They say it's normal procedure at other Universities to wash contaminated materials like rubber gloves and glass containers .

I was ready to eat it all, the wrappings, the glass containers , the windows in the walls.

Britain spent more than £318 million on glass containers , amounting to some 1.9 million tons of glass, in 1978.

However, glass containers , alcoholic beverages, firearms, pets and barbecue grills are prohibited.

metal

Instantly, the metal container began to emit a clicking sound.

Local people subsequently entered the site in order to loot the metal containers holding the pesticides, and simply poured the contents away.

It has that familiar taste of metal containers and Styrofoam.

Other heads too, tens of thousands of them, all stuck inside metal containers .

Then I retrieved a 251 metal container , with a good-fitting lid, from a skip.

A word of warning: don't use metal containers or sprayers because they can corrode.

milk

Cut the bottom off a four pint plastic milk container to make a free food scoop.

All along the route I pass old farmsteads surrounded by ancient sugar maple trees that dangle plastic milk containers .

Table 3.2 Sherry and Galef's experiment on the learning of black-backed chickadees to open milk containers .

port

Hong Kong shot past Rotterdam in 1987 to become the world's busiest container port .

Increasing demand for container port services in Hong Kong is adding some urgency to the need for expansion.

It had an active business operation side and Seaforth - the container port - was still being built.

That, in turn, has required container ports to become deeper and deeper.

ship

Or the hundreds of fishing vessels that rock in the wakes of container ships and oil tankers.

The container ship went on its way.

This is by far the largest container ship presently calling at any Northern Ireland port.

The crew of a container ship rescued nine others.

Once managers understood where costs truly lay, the innovations were obvious: the roll-on and roll-off ship and the container ship.

The average depth now is 35 feet, which is too shallow to handle the largest container ships .

The most important of the trends is that container ships have gotten bigger.

terminal

Its lift on, lift-off operations there will now also be spread across two container terminals and an inland storage site.

Jardine companies own 37. 9 percent of the group that will operate two of the four berths at the container terminal .

water

Two girls are loading the donkeys with water containers and sacks.

Indeed, there were little fountains of seawater spurting up between the water containers at that spot.

Joe had discovered that at least twenty per cent of these water containers were gone, washed away by the sea.

In nearby houses, thieves have taken water containers , clothes and sandals from those who have them.

Using narrow-necked water containers to reduce the risk of cholera in homes without running water in cholera-endemic areas.

Eliminating artificial water containers around homes to limit urban habitats of dengue-carrying mosquitoes. ii.

■ VERB

carry

Duvall was carrying two plastic containers .

Once, I was struggling to carry a five-gallon container of water to the shower.

Some are general cargo boats, often carrying goods in containers .

Some had leprosy and other people's backs were crooked from carrying the heavy containers .

Each train will comprise eight wagons carrying two containers , and each shop will be served three times a week.

The lorry was supposed to be carrying empty containers only.

fill

They filled their pail and container , and started the return journey.

The dishwasher was filled with plastic containers from Boston Market, but still the pantry was empty.

Instead he'd fill his aluminium container and take it back to boil on his small gas cooker.

Ask them to guess how this is possible. 4. Fill the large container about three-quarters full of water. 5.

One possibility is that the first team to fill their container is the winner.

Demonstration 1. Fill the transparent container to the brim with marbles.

Children will begin to see that the same amount of water will fill containers that appear to be of different capacity.

Anyway, ethnicity is one way of filling the empty containers of nationalism.

hold

Small containers or tubs to hold eggs.

The lowest tier on the tea tray holds four glass containers of jams and custard and the promise of scones to come.

As always the laibon holds his snuff container .

He was shaking food into the aquarium, holding a container like a pepper shaker, sprinkling Vitablend into the water.

keep

They should be kept in a rigid container made for the purpose and stored in a secure place.

need

Larger containers may need two water bottles.

Since yours is in a container , you will need to water more frequently, but avoid soggy soil.

Once it's been put into containers , they need never touch it again.

A wide container will need a block of oasis in the base.

place

When it is placed in a container it spreads uniformly throughout the whole volume of the container.

For a somewhat analogous situation, think of a small drop of ink placed in a large container of water.

Exposed surfaces of glass slides, especially the undersides, should be painted with paraffin wax before placing in the container .

Mist them frequently or place the container on a tray of pebbles and water.

Label each container clearly. Place the sown containers in a warm propagator to germinate.

After the coral is removed the fishes are placed in temporary containers .

put

Once it's been put into containers , they need never touch it again.

Do not put aerosol containers anywhere near a cooker.

seal

All radiocarbon samples should be sealed within a clean container such as a plastic bag at the time of recovery.

The sauce may be stored in a tightly sealed container without refrigeration.

store

All the sewage is now stored within enclosed containers rather than in open beds and the company also intend enclosing the plant inlet.

Tightly wrap or store in covered containers all cooked meat, poultry, and fish and shellfish and refrigerate them promptly.

By 10am, the potatoes have been boiled and roasted and stored in insulated containers .

Separate poultry and stuffing and store them in different containers .

Carrots from the garden were stored in containers of sand in the cellar.

Membership in a gun club is required and all guns must be stored in locked containers .

Seeds are best stored in airtight containers .

Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container .

use

It usually comes in disposable pressurised containers or cartridges, although larger stoves may use refillable containers.

The child is asked to reproduce the yellow color by using the five original containers in any way he wishes.

A word of warning: don't use metal containers or sprayers because they can corrode.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a container with a tight lid

cargo containers

You'll need one small container of cottage cheese.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

For a somewhat analogous situation, think of a small drop of ink placed in a large container of water.

He was shaking food into the aquarium, holding a container like a pepper shaker, sprinkling Vitablend into the water.

In practice, spray containers are laid in a wire basket inside a sealed container.

Moreover, sunken waste containers could pose a serious threat over time as they begin to leak.

Transfer to a storage container and stir in the strawberries.

Wash the container in hot soapy water and rinse thoroughly in hot water.

Within the legal container of marriage, the idealization and illusion so characteristic or the in-love state can take a nasty knock.

You may be able to find a suitable container ready-made.

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