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aerosol a liquid that is in a container under pressure and comes out in a fine spray. [1/2 definitions]
aquarium a tank or other container filled with water in which water animals and plants are kept. [1/2 definitions]
bag a soft container made of cloth, paper, or leather, used to hold things; sack; pouch. [1/4 definitions]
barrel a round container with a flat top and bottom and bulging sides, often made of wood boards and metal hoops. [2/4 definitions]
basket a container made of materials such as wood strips, grass, or straw that are woven or laced together. [2/3 definitions]
beaker an open glass container with a flat bottom and a pouring spout. Beakers are used by chemists and other scientists.
bin a container or space for storing things such as wood, certain foods, or coal. Bins are also used for storing things that will be discarded later.
boil over to boil until the liquid flows out of a container.
bottle a container with a narrow neck and no handle used to hold or pour liquids. A bottle is usually made of glass or plastic. [2/3 definitions]
box1 a container made of stiff material that usually has four rectangular sides, a bottom, and a lid. [1/5 definitions]
breadbox a kitchen container used for storing bread. It is usually made of metal and has a lid that can move to open or close the box.
bucket an open container with round sides, a flat bottom, and a curved handle attached to the top; pail.
can2 a metal container for food or other products, made in the shape of a cylinder. [2/3 definitions]
canteen a small container for carrying water; flask. [1/2 definitions]
cartridge a special container made to hold film so that it is easy to load into a camera. [1/3 definitions]
case2 a container for holding, carrying, or keeping safe.
churn a container in which cream or milk is beaten or shaken to form butter. [1/4 definitions]
colander a bowl-shaped container with many holes in the bottom, used especially for washing fruits and vegetables and also for draining the water away from spaghetti or other pasta. A colander usually has very small legs on the bottom, and it often has a handle or handles.
creamer a small container that holds cream for serving. [1/2 definitions]
cup a small container used for drinking. [1/5 definitions]
dairy case a large container in a store that is kept cold and is used for holding and displaying dairy products, such as milk, cheese, cream, and yogurt.