container

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English[edit]

A cargo container (sense 3)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English conteyner, equivalent to contain +‎ -er.

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container (plural containers)

  1. Someone who contains; something that contains.
  2. An item in which objects, materials or data can be stored or transported.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:container
  3. (transport) A very large, typically metal, box used for transporting goods.
    Synonyms: cargo container, shipping container
    • 1963 April, “Beyond the Channel: France: Freight stock of the future”, in Modern Railways, page 269:
      Will container development merely bring about a substitution for the body of the covered wagon? Probably not, in his view, but he believes that the size and tonnage of the container are likely to increase pari passu with the lifting capacity of handling appliances.
    • 2020 May 20, Industry Insider, “An online boost for freight”, in Rail, page 68:
      The specifiers of the Freightliner network had the foresight to base the rail journey on carrying ISO containers which are 8ft wide and originally 8ft tall (although now increased to a height of 9ft 6ins), with a variety of lengths.
  4. (by extension) Someone who holds people in their seats or in a (reasonably) calm state.
  5. (computing) A file format that can hold various types of data.
    Synonym: container format
    • 2011, Cory Altheide; Harlan Carvey, Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools, page 187:
      As the MP4 container can store audio, video, or both, the M4A naming and file extension is used to hint that this MP4 container holds solely audio information.
  6. (object-oriented programming) An abstract data type whose instances are collections of other objects.
    • 2015, Ivor Horton, Using the C++ Standard Template Libraries, Apress, →ISBN, page 64:
      This advantage is the primary incentive for using a list container, rather than a vector or a deque.
  7. (computing, graphical user interface) Any user interface component that can hold further (child) components.
    • 2007, Rich Tretola; Simon Barber; Renaun Erickson, Professional Adobe Flex 2, John Wiley & Sons, →ISBN, page 62:
      Flex automatically creates a TabBar container at the top of the TabNavigator container, with a tab corresponding to each child container. Each tab can have its own label and icon.
  8. (computing) A bundle consisting of operating system, application code and dependencies to be run sandboxed inside a virtualized environment; (by extension) the environment itself.
    Synonym: software container
    • 2017, Maddie Stigler, Beginning Serverless Computing, Apress, →ISBN, page 1:
      Generally, when people think of serverless computing, they tend to think of applications with back-ends that run on third-party services, also described as code running on ephemeral containers.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English container.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɔnˈteː.nər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: con‧tai‧ner
  • Rhymes: -eːnər

Noun[edit]

container m (plural containers, diminutive containertje n)

  1. cargo container
    Synonym: vrachtcontainer
  2. dumpster or domestic recycling bin, large waste container
    Synonyms: afvalcontainer, vuilcontainer

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English container (during the 1920s).

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container f (plural containers)

  1. container
    Synonym: conteneur

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English container.

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container m (invariable)

  1. (cargo) container (a very large, typically metal, box used for transporting goods)

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  • container in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

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Etymology[edit]

From English container.

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container m (definite singular containeren, indefinite plural containere, definite plural containerne)

  1. a container (large metal box for transporting goods)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English container.

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container m (definite singular containeren, indefinite plural containerar, definite plural containerane)

  1. a container (large metal box for transporting goods)

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

container m (plural containers)

  1. Alternative spelling of contêiner

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English container.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /konˈteineɾ/, [kõn̪ˈt̪ei̯.neɾ]

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container m (plural containers)

  1. container
    Synonym: contenedor

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English container.

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container c

  1. container

Declension[edit]

Declension of container 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative container containern containrar containrarna
Genitive containers containerns containrars containrarnas