Is there an adjective to qualify something as being able to contain physically other objects? Something like the quality of a container or a storage device. Normally when objects can be classified as storable, containable, holdable, etc, it is refered to their capacity of being stored, contained or held; but what about the capacity of storing, containing and holding other objects?

My point here is to find an adjective that enables me to ask a question regarding something's capability of containing other objects: "Is it _______?" If yes, then it can contain physically other objects (like a container, box, or bag)

  • I would use a noun: "Is it a container?" Is there any reason you can't use a noun?
    – Laurel
    Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 18:52
  • Please see this guidance from Stack Exchange Management about such questions. We are not a word-puzzle and crossword puzzle site; we're a site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English-language enthusiasts.
    – tchrist
    Commented Dec 2, 2017 at 1:41
  • @tchrist, this question was a genuine attempt to find a word to better express a specific concept. At work, we came up with a qualifier that we were unable to name. Hence, I came here for help. I assure you this wasn't a riddle or something.
    – Hydren
    Commented Dec 4, 2017 at 16:03

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If an item is fillable, it is able to have things put inside of it until it reaches a certain capacity.

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