container-n; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: box

Commentary: any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another

Transferring the flour into the container is messy but the flour will keep much longer this way.
George carries his pencils in a plastic container in his bookbag.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1