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A container that holds items or matter.
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  1. A container that holds items or matter.
  2. (Electronics) A fitting connected to a power supply and equipped to receive a plug.
  3. An electrical wall outlet designed for use with a plug
Any thing or person thought of as a center of accumulation or storage
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  1. Any thing or person thought of as a center of accumulation or storage
  2. A box, chest, closet, or room in which things may be placed for safekeeping
  3. One that contains or is a store of something specified:
A person who holds or possesses
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  1. A person who holds or possesses
  2. One who is legally entitled to payment of a bill, note, or check
  3. A person who temporarily or permanently possesses something.
A hollow utensil, such as a cup, vase, or pitcher, used as a container, especially for liquids.
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  1. A hollow utensil, such as a cup, vase, or pitcher, used as a container, especially for liquids.
  2. A long, continuous column made of the lignified walls of dead vessel elements, along which water flows in the xylem of angiosperms.
  3. (--- Nautical) A craft, especially one larger than a rowboat, designed to navigate on water.
An area of a public place, such as a courtroom or stadium, marked off and restricted for use by persons performing a specific function:
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  1. An area of a public place, such as a courtroom or stadium, marked off and restricted for use by persons performing a specific function:
  2. Any of various kinds of containers, usually rectangular and lidded, made of cardboard, wood, or other stiff material; case; carton
  3. (Chiefly British) A small country house used as a sporting lodge:
A boxlike container, as of light, waxed cardboard, for liquids
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  1. A boxlike container, as of light, waxed cardboard, for liquids
  2. Any of various containers made from cardboard or coated paper:
  3. A cardboard box, esp. a large one, as for shipping merchandise
The contents of such a container:
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  1. The contents of such a container:
  2. A usually cylindrical metal container.
  3. Any of various containers usually or traditionally cylindrical, made of metal, and with a separate cover
A usually cylindrical storage container, especially:
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  1. A usually cylindrical storage container, especially:
  2. A small box or can for coffee, tea, tobacco, etc.
  3. A box or can of thin metal or plastic used for holding dry foodstuffs or cooking ingredients, such as flour or sugar.
A container, usually of plastic, metal, or wood, used to house or transport an animal.
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  1. A container, usually of plastic, metal, or wood, used to house or transport an animal.
  2. A large basket or hamper of wickerwork, or a box or case made of slats of wood, for packing things to be shipped or stored
  3. A box or case with wire or slatted sides, as for confining an animal
A combination of items considered, offered, or sold as a unit:
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  1. A combination of items considered, offered, or sold as a unit:
  2. Something which consists of various components, such as a piece of computer software.
  3. A number of related things regarded as a unit
(Comput.) In some network architectures, a bundle of data transmitted as a unit
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  1. (Comput.) In some network architectures, a bundle of data transmitted as a unit
  2. A small package or bundle:
  3. A small pouch, often consisting of two plastic or foil sheets sealed at the edges, used to distribute single portions of products in the form of liquids, powders, or small pieces:
A container, as a box, crate, chest, sheath, or folder
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  1. A container, as a box, crate, chest, sheath, or folder
  2. Actual fact; reality:
  3. The form of a written, printed, or keyed letter that distinguishes it as being lowercase or uppercase:
The quantity packed in such a box.
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  1. The quantity packed in such a box.
  2. A sturdy box with a lid and often a lock, used especially for storage.
  3. A small closet or cabinet with shelves for storing supplies:
(Sports) A usually circular or star-shaped structure at the base of a ski pole, used to prevent the pole from sinking too deeply into the snow.
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  1. (Sports) A usually circular or star-shaped structure at the base of a ski pole, used to prevent the pole from sinking too deeply into the snow.
  2. A container made of interwoven cane, rushes, strips of wood, etc. and often having a handle or handles
  3. (Basketball) The goal, consisting of a round, open net hanging from a metal ring attached to a raised backboard
The quantity that a bottle holds.
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  1. The quantity that a bottle holds.
  2. A container, esp. for liquids, made of glass, plastic, etc. and having a relatively narrow neck
  3. The volume of liquid contained in a standard U.S. wine bottle, 750 ml (25.4 oz)
(Archaic) A turn
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  1. (Archaic) A turn
  2. (Chiefly British) A glass of beer.
  3. A small, approximately cylindrical container, normally made of glass or clay, for holding fruit, preserves, etc., or for ornamental purposes.
A small bag or sack for carrying something, as in one's pocket
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  1. A small bag or sack for carrying something, as in one's pocket
  2. A small bag often closing with a drawstring and used especially for carrying loose items in one's pocket.
  3. A leather bag or case for carrying powder or small-arms ammunition.
A coffin, esp. a costly one
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  1. A coffin, esp. a costly one
  2. A little box, e.g. for jewellery.
  3. A small case or chest, as for jewels and other valuables.
A barrel of any size made of staves, esp. one for liquids
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  1. A barrel of any size made of staves, esp. one for liquids
  2. The quantity that such a container can hold.
  3. A sturdy cylindrical container for storing liquids; a barrel.
A piece of hand luggage, such as a suitcase or satchel.
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  1. A piece of hand luggage, such as a suitcase or satchel.
  2. A container of flexible material, such as paper, plastic, or leather, that is used for carrying or storing items.
  3. A nonrigid container made of fabric, paper, plastic, leather, etc., typically with an opening at the top that can be closed as by folding the sides; sack or pouch
Such a bag with its contents
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  1. Such a bag with its contents
  2. (Informal) A bed, mattress, or sleeping bag:
  3. A bag, especially one made of strong material for holding grain or objects in bulk.
A pouch or pouchlike structure in an organism, sometimes filled with fluid.
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  1. A pouch or pouchlike structure in an organism, sometimes filled with fluid.
  2. A pouchlike part in a plant or animal, esp. one filled with fluid
  3. A bag or pouch inside a plant or animal that typically contains a fluid.
A round, fairly deep cooking vessel with a handle and often a lid.
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  1. A round, fairly deep cooking vessel with a handle and often a lid.
  2. A trap for eels, other fish, or crustaceans, typically consisting of a wicker or wire basket or cage.
  3. A round vessel of any size, made as of metal, earthenware, or glass, used for holding liquids, cooking or preserving food, etc.
A freely floating piece of ice that has broken off a larger floe.
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  1. A freely floating piece of ice that has broken off a larger floe.
  2. A basin or depression in the earth, often containing mud or water.
  3. A vessel similar in form to a pan, especially:
(Slang) A bottle of whiskey
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  1. (Slang) A bottle of whiskey
  2. The contents of such a container
  3. A large, often rounded vessel of earthenware, glass, or metal with a small mouth, a handle, and usually a stopper or cap.
An artificially enclosed area of a river or harbor designed so that the water level remains unaffected by tidal changes.
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  1. An artificially enclosed area of a river or harbor designed so that the water level remains unaffected by tidal changes.
  2. A small enclosed or partly enclosed body of water.
  3. A low-lying area on the Earth's surface in which thick layers of sediment have accumulated. Some basins are bowl-shaped while others are elongate. Basins form through tectonic processes, especially in fault-bordered intermontane areas or in areas where the Earth's crust has warped downwards. They are often a source of valuable oil.
A large water pitcher with a wide mouth
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  1. A large water pitcher with a wide mouth
  2. A pitcher, especially a decorative one with a base, an oval body, and a flaring spout.
(Slang) A good-looking person, especially an attractive woman.
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  1. (Slang) A good-looking person, especially an attractive woman.
  2. A particular kind of food, or food prepared in a certain way
  3. Any container, generally rounded, shallow, and concave and of porcelain, earthenware, glass, plastic, etc. for serving or holding food
An ornamental, usually metal, cup with a stem and base, given as a prize
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  1. An ornamental, usually metal, cup with a stem and base, given as a prize
  2. (Sports) A golf hole or the metal container inside a hole.
  3. A small open container, usually with a flat bottom and a handle, used for drinking.
A binocular or field glass.
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  1. A binocular or field glass.
  2. The quantity contained in a drinking glass
  3. A usually transparent or translucent material that has no crystalline structure yet behaves like a solid. Common glass is generally composed of a silicate (such as silicon oxide, or quartz) combined with an alkali and sometimes other substances. The glass used in windows and windshields, called soda glass, is made by melting a silicate with sodium carbonate (soda) and calcium oxide (lime). Other types of glass are made by adding other chemical compounds. Adding boron oxide causes some silicon atoms to be replaced by boron atoms, resulting in a tougher glass that remains solid at high temperatures, used for cooking utensils and scientific apparatuses. Glass used for decorative purposes often has iron in it to alter its optical properties.
The amount that a bucket can hold:
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  1. The amount that a bucket can hold:
  2. A thing like a bucket, as a scoop on a power shovel, any of the cups on a water wheel, or any of the curved vanes in the rotor of a turbine
  3. A deep, round container with a flat bottom and a curved handle, used to hold or carry water, coal, etc.; pail
A unit of measure: in the U.S., 3112 gal, but for petroleum, 42 gal and for fermented beverages, 31 gal; in Gr. Brit., 36 imperial gal; in dry measure, various amounts, as 196 lb of flour, 200 lb of pork or fish, etc.
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  1. A unit of measure: in the U.S., 3112 gal, but for petroleum, 42 gal and for fermented beverages, 31 gal; in Gr. Brit., 36 imperial gal; in dry measure, various amounts, as 196 lb of flour, 200 lb of pork or fish, etc.
  2. A large cylindrical container, usually made of staves bound together with hoops, with a flat top and bottom of equal diameter.
  3. The cylindrical case containing the mainspring of a clock or watch
Fuel, such as coal or fuel oil, used especially in ships.
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  1. Fuel, such as coal or fuel oil, used especially in ships.
  2. An underground fortification, often with a concrete projection above ground level for observation or gun emplacements.
  3. A bin or tank especially for fuel storage, as on a ship.
A box with compartments for carrying cooking gear and eating utensils.
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  1. A box with compartments for carrying cooking gear and eating utensils.
  2. A recreational facility, bar, or small general store formerly established for the patronage of soldiers.
  3. A small metal or plastic flask, usually encased in canvas, for carrying drinking water
One that is worn-out, decrepit, or impaired; a wreck.
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  1. One that is worn-out, decrepit, or impaired; a wreck.
  2. An earthenware pot or jar
  3. A broken piece of earthenware
(Computing, informal) A short form of binary
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  1. (Computing, informal) A short form of binary
  2. A container or enclosed space for storage.
  3. A box or other receptacle, or an enclosed space, esp. for storing foods or other articles for a time
A large basket, usually with a cover, as for laundry
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  1. A large basket, usually with a cover, as for laundry
  2. Necessary but encumbering equipment on a ship.
The hard, inner layer (the endocarp) of certain drupes that are valued for their flesh, such as peaches, cherries, or olives. Not in scientific use.
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  1. The hard, inner layer (the endocarp) of certain drupes that are valued for their flesh, such as peaches, cherries, or olives. Not in scientific use.
  2. The section, often below floor level, in front of the stage, where the orchestra sits
  3. Parallel Immobilization Technique
A bottle, holding about two fifths of a gallon (1.5 liters), for wine or liquor.
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  1. A bottle, holding about two fifths of a gallon (1.5 liters), for wine or liquor.
  2. The amount of liquid that this bottle can hold.
  3. A wine bottle holding about 1.5 liters, about twice as much as the usual bottle
The amount that a pail can hold.
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  1. The amount that a pail can hold.
  2. A more or less cylindrical container, usually with a curved handle, for holding and carrying liquids, etc.; bucket
  3. A watertight cylindrical vessel, open at the top and fitted with a handle; a bucket.
A metal container for boiling or cooking things; pot
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  1. A metal container for boiling or cooking things; pot
  2. A metal pot, usually with a lid, for boiling or stewing.
  3. A steep, bowl-shaped hollow in ground once covered by a glacier. Kettles are believed to form when a block of ice left by a glacier becomes covered by sediments and later melts, leaving a hollow. They are usually tens of meters deep and up to tens of kilometers in diameter and often contain surface water.
A compartment in a firearm, as in the breech of a rifle or the cylinder of a revolver, that holds the cartridge in readiness for firing.
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  1. A compartment in a firearm, as in the breech of a rifle or the cylinder of a revolver, that holds the cartridge in readiness for firing.
  2. (Chiefly British) A suite of rooms, especially one used by lawyers.
  3. An enclosed space in the body of a plant or animal
(Chem., former) Any shallow dish or tray for evaporating liquids
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  1. (Chem., former) Any shallow dish or tray for evaporating liquids
  2. A small soluble container, usually made of gelatin, that encloses a dose of an oral medicine or a vitamin.
  3. A case or pod, containing seeds, spores, or carpels; esp., a dry dehiscent fruit
A suffix meaning “foot.” It is used in the scientific names of the members of many groups of organisms, such as arthropod, an organism having “jointed feet,” and sauropod, a dinosaur having “lizard feet.” It is also used in the names of different kinds of limbs or limblike body parts, such as pseudopod, the “false foot” of an amoeba.
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  1. A suffix meaning “foot.” It is used in the scientific names of the members of many groups of organisms, such as arthropod, an organism having “jointed feet,” and sauropod, a dinosaur having “lizard feet.” It is also used in the names of different kinds of limbs or limblike body parts, such as pseudopod, the “false foot” of an amoeba.
  2. (Zoology) An egg case of certain insects, especially a locust or other orthopteran.
  3. A dry fruit or seed vessel developed from a single carpel enclosing one or more seeds and usually splitting along two sutures at maturity, as a legume
A violently agitated condition like the boiling contents of a cauldron
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  1. A violently agitated condition like the boiling contents of a cauldron
  2. A state or situation of great distress or unrest felt to resemble a boiling kettle or vat:
  3. A large vessel, such as a kettle or vat, used for boiling.
A device that purifies or alters by a process comparable to distillation.
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  1. A device that purifies or alters by a process comparable to distillation.
  2. An apparatus consisting of two vessels connected by a tube, formerly used for distilling liquids.
  3. An apparatus of glass or metal, like a retort, formerly used for distilling
The amount that this container can hold:
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  1. The amount that this container can hold:
  2. An enclosed, heavily armored combat vehicle that is armed with cannon and machine guns and moves on continuous tracks.
  3. A usually artificial pool, pond, reservoir, or cistern, especially one used to hold water for drinking or for irrigation.
  1. Vigilance awareness training.
  2. A liquid containing a vat dye
  3. A large vessel, such as a tub, cistern, or barrel, used to hold or store liquids.
A kind of bucket, usually with a wide lip, used for pouring coal on a fire
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  1. A kind of bucket, usually with a wide lip, used for pouring coal on a fire
  2. An opening in a wall or roof, fitted with a lid or cover
  3. A small opening or hatch with a movable lid in the deck or hull of a ship or in the roof, wall, or floor of a building.
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