- contagious magic,
- contagious stomatitis,
- container car,
- container garden,
- container ship,
Origin of contained
verb (used with object)
Origin of contain
Examples from the Web for contained
Coca-Cola was a wildly popular drink and hangover remedy because, well, it contained cocaine.
According to court testimony by the lead NCIS investigator, it contained various mobile phones and even valuable letters.
You may be wondering what work of monumental consequence is contained within these gilded pages.
Many of the answers to how we make the world better for children—and better for all of us—are contained here.To End HIV, Stop Violence Against Adolescent Girls|Michele Moloney-Kitts|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Ebola epidemic is containable, but it has not been contained.
It contained no note, but the address was in Winnie's handwriting.Frank Merriwell's Reward|Burt L. Standish
Like the Roman or English law, they contained innumerable particulars.Laws|Plato
This was a fine house, and contained the room which afterwards became celebrated under the name of the "Auger Hole."Stories of New Jersey|Frank Richard Stockton
He discovered during the long and intricate ascent that the house, or rather tower, contained a singular variety of inmates.The King of Alsander|James Elroy Flecker
Before Plato there was no formulation of logical theory, and in his dialogues it is only contained in solution.
- to be a multiple of, leaving no remainder6 contains 2 and 3
- to have as a subset
Word Origin for contain
late 13c., from Old French contein-, stem of contenir, from Latin continere (transitive) "to hold together, enclose," from com- "together" (see com-) + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Related: Containable.