Part of speech:

To restrain.

Part of speech: verb

To have room for; hold; enclose.

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Usage examples "contain":

  1. For although the old worship has passed away, it is almost impossible for us to open a book that does not contain some mention of the gods of long ago. - "A Book of Myths", Jean Lang.
  2. At last he could contain his curiosity no longer. - "The Return of Tharn", Howard Carleton Browne.
  3. It looked as though he would have to contain his impatience for some time. - "Greener Than You Think", Ward Moore.