Meaning of CONTAINER in English


/ kənˈteɪnə(r); NAmE / noun


a box, bottle, etc. in which sth can be stored or transported :

Food will last longer if kept in an airtight container.


a large metal or wooden box of a standard size in which goods are packed so that they can easily be lifted onto a ship, train, etc. to be transported :

a container ship (= one designed to transport such containers)

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.