Definitions for Contentˈkɒn tɛnt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.
something expressed through some medium, as a work of art:
a poetic form adequate to the content.
significance or profundity; meaning:
a clever play that lacks content.
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.
Category: Common Vocabulary
that which may be perceived in something:
the latent content of a dream.
power of containing; holding capacity.
volume, area, or extent; size.
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
satisfied with what one is or has; not wanting more or anything else.
willing or resigned; assenting.
(v.t.)to make content.
(n.)the state or feeling of being contented; contentment.
(in the British House of Lords) an affirmative vote or voter.
Origin of content:
1400–50; late ME < MF < L contentus satisfied, orig. ptp. of continēre; see content1
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"
message, content, subject matter, substance(noun)
what a communication that is about something is about
the proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.
the amount that can be contained
"the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons"
content, cognitive content, mental object(noun)
the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
the state of being contented with your situation in life
"he relaxed in sleepy contentedness"; "they could read to their heart's content"
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"
satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
"a contented smile"
satisfy in a limited way
"He contented himself with one glass of beer per day"
"I am contented"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
information or ideas contained in sth
the content of the children's programming
feeling happy and satisfied
content with my marriage; content to sit and watch people walk by
contained within limits; hence, having the desires limited by that which one has; not disposed to repine or grumble; satisfied; contented; at rest
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
power of containing; capacity; extent; size
area or quantity of space or matter contained within certain limits; as, solid contents; superficial contents
to satisfy the desires of; to make easy in any situation; to appease or quiet; to gratify; to please
to satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite
rest or quietness of the mind in one's present condition; freedom from discontent; satisfaction; contentment; moderate happiness
acquiescence without examination
that which contents or satisfies; that which if attained would make one happy
an expression of assent to a bill or motion; an affirmative vote; also, a member who votes "Content."
Translations for Content
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the subject matter (of a book, speech etc)
the content of his speech.
- مُحْتَوى، مَضْمونArabic
- conteúdoPortuguese (BR)
- der InhaltGerman
- תֹכֶן ,תוֹכֶןHebrew
- içerik, konuTurkish
- 內容Chinese (Trad.)
- nội dungVietnamese
- 内容Chinese (Simp.)
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