1. III
contain smth.
1) contain gold (a high percentage of iron, a large percentage of alcohol, a good deal of kitchen salt, etc.) содержать золото и т. д.; this book contains a short chapter on the subject (a bibliography, forty maps, a good deal of useful information, etc.) в книге есть /имеется/ небольшая глава, посвященная этому вопросу и r. д.; this volume contains a selection choice/ of lyrical poems в этот том входит избранная лирика, этот том включает избранную лирику /подборку лирических стихотворений/; the letter (the book, etc.) contains many clever thoughts (truths, useful hints, deep wisdom, etc.) письмо и т. д. содержит много разумных идей и т. д.; this proverb contains an old truth в этой пословице заключена старая истина; the newspaper contains some interesting reports в газете есть /имеется/ несколько интересных сообщений; what does this package contain ? что в этом пакете?; the machine contains all the latest improvements машина сделана с учетом всех последних достижений
2) a gallon contains eight pints в галлоне восемь пинт; how much will this bottle contain? сколько входит в эту бутылку?, какова емкость этой бутылки?; the room will not contain all of them в этой комнате они все не поместятся; this hall is designed to contain 300 people этот зал рассчитан на триста человек
3) contain one's passions (one's anger, etc.) сдерживать свои страсти и т. д.; contain one's admiration скрывать свое восхищение; contain one's enthusiasm умерить свой пыл
4) 12 contains 2, 3, 4 and 6 двенадцать делится на два, на три, на четыре и на шесть
2. XI
be contained in smth.
1) how many litres are contained in a gallon? сколько литров в галлоне?
2) four is contained in 12 three times двенадцать, деленное на четыре, равно трем
contain oneself he could scarcely contain himself for joy он едва /с трудом/ сдерживал свою радость

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