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. 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
  3. When the mother saw this she could not contain herself any longer. - "Stories from Tagore" by Rabindranath Tagore
  4. " 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
  5. The girl went for a lamp, while Gertrude wondered what a package so large could contain. - "The Lamplighter" by Maria S. Cummins