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English noun: container

1. container (artifact) any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

Broader (hypernym)instrumentality, instrumentation

Narrower (hyponym)bag, bag, bank, basket, bin, bowl, box, bread-bin, breadbox, bunker, can, canister, cannister, capsule, cargo container, case, case, cassette, cast, circular file, coal scuttle, coin bank, cup, cylinder, dice box, dice cup, dish, dispenser, display case, drawer, drinking glass, Dumpster, empty, envelope, flowerpot, fuel pod, glass, grab bag, handbag, handbasket, magnetic bottle, mailer, manger, measure, mold, money box, mould, package, pan, parcel, pipe bowl, pocketbook, pod, pot, powder flask, powder horn, purse, receptacle, reliquary, saltcellar, savings bank, scuttle, shaker, showcase, spoon, storage ring, thimble, time capsule, tin, tin, tin can, trough, vessel, vitrine, waste basket, waste-paper basket, wastebasket, wastepaper basket, watering can, watering pot, wheeled vehicle, workbag, workbasket, workbox

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