contain-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: hold something inside or include as a part

This bottle contains oil and that one contains vinegar.
The gas tank on John's car can only contain twelve gallons.
This clue probably contains the solution to the whole puzzle. (figurative)
This box contains a surprise birthday gift for Sally.
This CD contains two of the most famous arias performed by that tenor.
The label says these cookies contain no hydrogenated fats.
My minestrone contains beans and pasta, as well as fresh vegetables.
This micro chip contains two processors and a shared cache.
I've lost a file containing a lot of important documents.
Try to avoid foods which contain a lot of fat.
I like the concept. It contains the idea that ethics is embedded in each of us.

VerbNet: fit-54.3
FrameNet: Inclusion,Containing
PropBank: contain.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 5

Sense Number 2: restrain, halt or check

They are trying to contain the cancer with a new experimental drug.
More police were sent to help contain the violence.
Bob has trouble containing his sarcasm at meetings.
The peacekeepers could not contain the civil war to just one province.
She could no longer contain her anger and shouted at him uncontrollably.
Contain yourself! It's not that exciting.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 6

Sense Number 3: be divisible by with no remainder

24 contains 6.
15 contains 3.
21 does not contain 4.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: contain.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4