- to hold or include within its volume or area: This glass contains water. This paddock contains our best horses.
- to be capable of holding; have capacity for: The room will contain 75 persons safely.
- to have as contents or constituent parts; comprise; include.
- to keep under proper control; restrain: He could not contain his amusement.
- to prevent or limit the expansion, influence, success, or advance of (a hostile nation, competitor, opposing force, natural disaster, etc.): to contain an epidemic.
- to succeed in preventing the spread of: efforts to contain water pollution.
- Mathematics. (of a number) to be a multiple of; be divisible by, without a remainder: Ten contains five.
- to be equal to: A quart contains two pints.
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Related Words for uncontainablebuoyant, boisterous, rebellious, ebullient, undisciplined, intractable, lawless, violent, unruly, unmanageable, irresistible, fractious, bubbling, enthusiastic, uncontrollable, unrestrained, unconstrained, insuppressible, rhapsodical, uncontainable
Examples from the Web for uncontainable
Contemporary Examples of uncontainable
Jimmy Fallon's uncontainable glee is a welcome respite from late night's usual smarm and snark, but that's Fallon's thing.Seth Meyers Gets Off to a Rocky Start on 'Late Night'
February 25, 2014
And more than ever, they race around the world unimpeded by national boundaries and uncontainable by central banks.Why Markets Are Melting
August 9, 2011
Uncontainable passion is not just a major preoccupation of the archetype, it's the bedrock.Lady Gaga's Prison Catfights
March 16, 2010
- to hold or be capable of holding or including within a fixed limit or areathis contains five pints
- to keep (one's feelings, behaviour, etc) within bounds; restrain
- to consist of; comprisethe book contains three different sections
- military to prevent (enemy forces) from operating beyond a certain level or area
- to be a multiple of, leaving no remainder6 contains 2 and 3
- to have as a subset