Definitions for Contentˈkɒn tɛnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•tentˈkɒn tɛnt(n.)

  1. Usu., contents. something that is contained: the subjects or topics covered in a book or document. the chapters or other formal divisions of a book or document.

    the contents of a box.

  2. something expressed through some medium, as a work of art:

    a poetic form adequate to the content.

  3. significance or profundity; meaning:

    a clever play that lacks content.

  4. substantive information or creative material viewed in contrast to its actual or potential manner of presentation: publishers, record companies, and other content providers; a flashy Web site, but without much content.

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  5. that which may be perceived in something:

    the latent content of a dream.

  6. power of containing; holding capacity.

  7. volume, area, or extent; size.

  8. the amount of a substance contained.

Origin of content:

1375–1425; late ME (< AF) < ML contentum, n. use of neut. of L contentus, ptp. of continēre to contain

con•tentkənˈtɛnt(adj.)

  1. satisfied with what one is or has; not wanting more or anything else.

  2. willing or resigned; assenting.

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  3. (v.t.)to make content.

  4. (n.)the state or feeling of being contented; contentment.

  5. (in the British House of Lords) an affirmative vote or voter.

    Category: Government

Origin of content:

1400–50; late ME < MF < L contentus satisfied, orig. ptp. of continēre; see content1

con•tent′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. content(noun)

    everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something

    "he emptied the contents of his pockets"; "the two groups were similar in content"

  2. message, content, subject matter, substance(noun)

    what a communication that is about something is about

  3. content(noun)

    the proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.

  4. capacity, content(noun)

    the amount that can be contained

    "the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons"

  5. content, cognitive content, mental object(noun)

    the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

  6. contentedness, content(noun)

    the state of being contented with your situation in life

    "he relaxed in sleepy contentedness"; "they could read to their heart's content"

  7. subject, content, depicted object(adj)

    something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation

    "a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject"

  8. contented, content(verb)

    satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are

    "a contented smile"

  9. content(verb)

    satisfy in a limited way

    "He contented himself with one glass of beer per day"

  10. content(verb)

    make content

    "I am contented"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. content(noun)ənˈtɛnt

    information or ideas contained in sth

    the content of the children's programming

  2. content(adjective)ənˈtɛnt

    feeling happy and satisfied

    content with my marriage; content to sit and watch people walk by

Webster Dictionary

  1. Content(adj)

    contained within limits; hence, having the desires limited by that which one has; not disposed to repine or grumble; satisfied; contented; at rest

  2. Content(noun)

    that which is contained; the thing or things held by a receptacle or included within specified limits; as, the contents of a cask or bale or of a room; the contents of a book

  3. Content(noun)

    power of containing; capacity; extent; size

  4. Content(noun)

    area or quantity of space or matter contained within certain limits; as, solid contents; superficial contents

  5. Content(adj)

    to satisfy the desires of; to make easy in any situation; to appease or quiet; to gratify; to please

  6. Content(adj)

    to satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite

  7. Content(noun)

    rest or quietness of the mind in one's present condition; freedom from discontent; satisfaction; contentment; moderate happiness

  8. Content(noun)

    acquiescence without examination

  9. Content(noun)

    that which contents or satisfies; that which if attained would make one happy

  10. Content(noun)

    an expression of assent to a bill or motion; an affirmative vote; also, a member who votes "Content."

Freebase

  1. Content

    In media production and publishing, content is information and experiences that may provide value for an end-user/audience in specific contexts. Content may be delivered via any medium such as the internet, television, and audio CDs, as well as live events such as conferences and stage performances. The word is used to identify and quantify various formats and genres of information as manageable value-adding components of useful media to the target audience.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Content' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2262

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Content' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3846

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Content' in Nouns Frequency: #625

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Content' in Adjectives Frequency: #745


Translations for Content

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

content(noun)

the subject matter (of a book, speech etc)

the content of his speech.

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