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ashtray

A small receptacle that is used for throwing away tobacco ash and cigarette butts.

bag

A container made out of material such as paper, plastic, leather or other material and is used for holding or keeping things.

barrel

A cylindrical container usually made of wood with flat ends and curved sides that make it bulging in the middle.

basin

A bowl-shaped container used for holding water for washing or preparing food.

basket

A container made of interwoven strips of material especially cane and is used for holding or carrying things.

bedpan

A shallow metal or plastic vessel used for urination or defecation by someone who is confined to bed.

bin

A container for rubbish or for storing things.

box

A square or rectangular container with flat sides with or without a lid.

briefcase

A portable flat case with a handle, used for carrying papers or books.

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butt

A large cask used to store liquids such as water, wine, or ale.

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caddy

A small container used for keeping tea leaves or other items.

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can

A cylindrical metal container, in which food or drink is sealed.

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canister

A metal or plaster cylindrical container for storing gas, chemicals, food or dry things such as a roll of film.

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capsule

A very small container, usually made of gelatin, with medicine inside for swallowing whole.

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carton

A light cardboard box or a cardboard or plaster container, in which milk, juice, etc is kept for sale.

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case

A container for holding or safekeeping something, examples of which include briefcase, suitcase, bookcase, pillowcase, cigarette case, jewelry case, glass case.

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cask

A large barrel-shaped wooden container used for storing alcoholic drinks, an example of which is the wine cask.

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casket

A small box or chest for keeping jewels and other valuable objects; a coffin.

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chamberpot

A bowl-shaped container for urination and defecation, used in the bedroom and kept under the bed in the past.

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chest

A large strong box that is used to store things or move personal possessions from one place to another.

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cistern

A tank that holds water for a flushing toilet.

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coffer

A strongbox that is used for holding valuables.

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container

An object such as a box, bottle, can or jar that is used for keeping things; a very large reusable metal box in which goods are placed for transport by road, rail, sea, or air.

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crate

A wooden or plastic box used for holding bottles or transporting goods.

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creel

A basket used by anglers for carrying newly caught fish.

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cruet

A small container for oil, pepper, salt, vinegar, etc, used at the table when having meals.

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cuspidor

A container for spitting; a spittoon.

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drum

A large usually metal cylindrical container for storing liquids; for example, an oil drum.

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dustpan

A short-handled container into which dust and dirt can be swept.

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flagon

A large metal or pottery container that usually has a handle, spout, and lid, used for holding wine or other liquors.

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flask

A bottle-shaped container with a narrow neck used to keep both hot or cold drinks.

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footlocker

A small trunk that is used for storing personal belongings and that is placed at the foot of a bed, as in a barracks.

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gasometer

A large spherical or cylindrical tank in which gas to be used as fuel is stored before being supplied to customers.

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handbag

A small bag that is carried in the hand or by a strap and is usually used by women for carrying small personal items; a purse.

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holder

A device for holding something: a pencil holder, a cigarette holder, a toothbrush holder

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holster

A leather case usually fixed on a belt, used for carrying a handgun.

A belt with slots for carrying small hand tools.

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hopper

A large container with opening at tapering bottom for discharging its content.

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keg

A small barrel used for storing beer or other alcoholic drinks.

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kitbag

A long narrow canvas bag used for carrying a soldier's, sailor's, etc possessions.

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ossuary

A container for holding the bones of the dead.

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pan

A round and metal container used for cooking food

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phial

A small cylindrical glass container used for holding liquid medicines, such as for injection by needle.

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pitcher

A container for holding liquids that usually has a handle and a spout for pouring.

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portfolio

A flat, portable case used for carrying documents, drawings, maps, etc.

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portmanteau

A large leather bag that opens into two parts and is used for carrying clothes while travelling.

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potty

A pot that young children sit on to urinate or defecate.

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pouch

A small bag; a bag that can be locked and is used for mail or documents.

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purse

A small bag used by women for carrying money.

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pyx

A small round metal container in which the consecrated bread is kept.

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quiver

A long thin portable case used for carrying arrows.

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reticule

A small woman's handbag with a string that can be pulled to tighten or close it.

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receptacle

A container that is used to store or hold something.

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repository

A receptacle in which things are stored for safety.

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reliquary

A container where holy objects (relics) are stored.

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saltcellar

A small container with a small hole or a row of small holes in its top or lid for sprinkling salt onto food.

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sarcophagus

A stone coffin, often decorated with inscriptions or sculpture as used in ancient times.

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satchel

A small bag with a long shoulder strap, used especially for carrying school books.

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scabbard

A long thin protective case (sheath) for the blade of a sword or

dagger.

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scuttle

A pail-shaped container with a sloping lip and a handle, used

for storing and carrying coal for a fire in the home.

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showcase

a case that has a glass top and sides in which items are

displayed as in a shop or museum.

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spittoon

A container for spitting into.

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strongbox

A box, usually made of metal, in which valuables and money are

locked for safety.

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suitcase

A large rectangular case with a handle, used for carrying

clothing and belongings while travelling.

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tidy

A small container that is used to put small objects in, as on a

desk or in a car, or to keep odds and ends such as sewing

materials.

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till

A drawer in a machine which records sales, and in which money received from customers is kept: cash register.

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tin

An airtight container made of tinplate and used for holding soft drinks, milk, paint, preserved foodstuffs, etc; e. g. a biscuit tin; a can.

An open metal container, that is without a cover or lid used for baking.

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trough

A long, narrow, shallow, open container found usually in a barn for holding food or water for animals such as pigs, cows, horses, etc.

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trunk

A large sturdy case used for storing clothes and personal belongings when travelling.

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tub

a large round container with a flat bottom, usually made of

wood and typically wider than it is deep, used for holding

something especially water; a small cardboard or plastic

container for storing butter, ice cream, margarine, etc.

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urn

A vase-shaped container on a pedestal and with a closed top used for holding the ashes of the cremated dead.

A large cylindrical metal container with a lid, and a tap near the bottom and used for making and serving hold drinks, especially coffee or tea.

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valise

A small travelling bag or suitcase

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vat

A large container such as a tank, cistern or tub used for storing liquids

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vessel

A hollow container used to hold liquid.

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vial

A small, sealed glass or plastic container used especially for liquids such as medicines, perfumes, etc; a phial.

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vitrine

A glass container used to display art objects.