any of various small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae having coppery wings
a reddish-brown color resembling the color of polished copper
a copper penny
a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor
the act of containing; keeping something from spreading; "the containment of the AIDS epidemic"; "the containment of the rebellion"
(physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor
a policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate peacefully; "containment of communist expansion was a central principle of United States' foreign policy from 1947 to the 1975"