What does content mean?

Definitions for content
ˈkɒn tɛntcon·tent

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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"

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."

  11. Origin: [F. content, fr. L. contentus, p. p. of contenire to hold together, restrain. See Contain.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Content

    kon-tent′, or kon′tent, n. that which is contained: the capacity or extent of anything: the substance: (pl.) the things contained: the list of subjects treated of in a book. [See Contain.]

  2. Content

    kon-tent′, adj. having the desires limited by present enjoyment: satisfied.—n. satisfaction—often 'heart's content.'—interj. = I am content, agreed!—the formula of assent in the House of Lords.—v.t. to make content: to satisfy the mind: to make quiet: to please.—n. Contentā′tion (obs.).—adj. Content′ed, content.—adv. Content′edly.—ns. Content′edness, Content′ment.—adj. Content′less, without content: discontented. [Fr.,—L. contentus, contained, hence satisfied—con, and tenēre, to hold.]

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

How to pronounce content?

  1. Alex
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How to say content in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of content in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of content in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of content in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Keller of IHS:

    It's a content-driven model.

  2. Mahomet:

    Patience is the key to content.

  3. Phil Harrison:

    We absolutely will not have A-O content.

  4. John Quincy Adams, last words, 21 February 1848.:

    This is the last of earth! I am content.

  5. Socrates:

    He is richest who is content with the least.

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