Student Thesaurus

One entry found for contain.
Entry Word: contain
Function: verb
Text: 1 to have within <the top drawer of the cabinet contains my stamp collection>
Synonyms hold
Related Words accommodate, fit; encase, enclose (also inclose), encompass; harbor, house, lodge, shelter
2 to have as part of a whole <the contract contains several new clauses> -- see INCLUDE
3 to be made up of <the recipe contains several parts> -- see COMPRISE 1
4 to gain emotional or mental control of <could hardly contain herself when she heard that she had won the scholarship> -- see COLLECT 1
5 to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression) <contain the spread of the disease> -- see CONTROL 1