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con·tain·er

container

 
 
pronunciation:
kn teI nr
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part of speech: noun
definition: something, such as a box, barrel, or can, that contains or can contain something else.
We put our cans and bottles in a container for recycling.
 
similar words:
box, case, receptacle, vessel
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The word container contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, t, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
-er, -or, -ar2 Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person or thing that does
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The suffix group -er , -or , -ar2 turns verbs into agent nouns.
synonyms:
-ist, -ite2, -ator, -an, -ian, -ean