|1.||[ verb ] include or contain; have as a component|
"A totally new idea is comprised in this paper" "The record contains many old songs from the 1930's"
|Related terms:||include incorporation|
|2.||[ verb ] contain or hold; have within|
|Synonyms:||hold carry bear|
: "The jar carries wine" "The canteen holds fresh water" "This can contains water"
|Related terms:||include surround house enclose retain capacity cargo_area|
|3.||[ verb ] lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits|
|Synonyms:||hold control check curb hold_in moderate|
"moderate your alcohol intake" "hold your tongue" "hold your temper" "control your anger"
|Related terms:||restrain restrict restrict suppress catch countercheck train bate thermostat deny mortify damp command moderation|
|4.||[ verb ] be capable of holding or containing|
"This box won't take all the items" "The flask holds one gallon"
|Related terms:||be seat sleep hold accommodate|
|5.||[ verb ] (mathematics) be divisible by|
"24 contains 6"
|Related terms:||be arithmetic|
|6.||[ verb ] hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of|
|Synonyms:||hold_back stop arrest turn_back check|
"Arrest the downward trend" "Check the growth of communism in SE Asia" "Contain the rebel movement" "Turn back the tide of communism"
|Related terms:||defend cut_down containment|