What does the word contain mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Jean Lang
  2. At last he could contain his curiosity no longer. – The Return of Tharn by Howard Carleton Browne
  3. It looked as though he would have to contain his impatience for some time. – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore