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How Do You Spell CONTAIN?

Correct spelling for the English word "contain" is [k_ə_n_t_ˈeɪ_n], [kəntˈe͡ɪn], [kəntˈe‍ɪn]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of CONTAIN

  1. Have, hold, as contents; comprise, include; (of a measure) be equal to, as a pound contains 16 ounces; (pass.) be included(within a space, between limits); (Geom.) enclose, form boundary of; (of numbers) be divisible by(number) without remainder; restrain, as could not c. himself for joy, c. your anger. Hence containable a. [old French]

Common Misspellings for CONTAIN

Below is the list of 666 misspellings for the word "contain".

Usage Examples for CONTAIN

  1. It looked as though he would have to contain his impatience for some time. - "Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
  2. When the mother saw this she could not contain herself any longer. - "Stories from Tagore" by Rabindranath Tagore
  3. " That's my surprise for you all," said Hansi, who could hardly contain herself for joy. - "Fairy Tales from the German Forests" by Margaret Arndt
  4. The old text- books contain so many cures that it is surprising pneumonia should have continued to be the fatal disease it has been at all times. - "Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
  5. The girl went for a lamp, while Gertrude wondered what a package so large could contain. - "The Lamplighter" by Maria S. Cummins

Conjugate verb Contain

CONDITIONAL PERFECT

I would have contained
you would have contained
he/she/it would have contained
we would have contained
they would have contained
I would have contain
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we would have contain
they would have contain

CONDITIONAL PERFECT PROGRESSIVE

I would have been containing
you would have been containing
he/she/it would have been containing
we would have been containing
they would have been containing

CONDITIONAL PRESENT

I would contain
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CONDITIONAL PRESENT PROGRESSIVE

I would be containing
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FUTURE

I will contain
you will contain
he/she/it will contain
we will contain
they will contain

FUTURE CONTINUOUS

I will be containing
you will be containing
he/she/it will be containing
we will be containing
they will be containing

FUTURE PERFECT

I will have contained
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they will have contained

FUTURE PERFECT CONTINUOUS

I will have been containing
you will have been containing
he/she/it will have been containing
we will have been containing
they will have been containing

IMPERATIVE

you contain
we let´s contain

NONFINITE VERB FORMS

to contain

PAST CONTINUOUS

I was containing
you were containing
he/she/it was containing
we were containing
they were containing

PAST PARTICIPLE

contained

PAST PERFECT

I had contained
you had contained
he/she/it had contained
we had contained
they had contained

PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS

I had been containing
you had been containing
he/she/it had been containing
we had been containing
they had been containing

PRESENT

I contain
you contain
he/she/it contains
we contain
they contain

PRESENT CONTINUOUS

I am containing
you are containing
he/she/it is containing
we are containing
they are containing

PRESENT PARTICIPLE

containing

PRESENT PERFECT

I have contained
you have contained
he/she/it has contained
we have contained
they have contained

PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS

I have been containing
you have been containing
he/she/it has been containing
we have been containing
they have been containing

PRESENT SUBJUNCTIVE

he/she/it contain

SIMPLE PAST

I contained
you contained
he/she/it contained
we contained
they contained
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