What does content mean?

Definitions for content
ˈkɒn tɛntcon·tent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contentnoun

    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, substancenoun

    what a communication that is about something is about

  3. contentnoun

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

  4. capacity, contentnoun

    the amount that can be contained

    "the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons"

  5. content, cognitive content, mental objectnoun

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

  6. contentedness, contentnoun

    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 objectadjective

    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, contentverb

    satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are

    "a contented smile"

  9. contentverb

    satisfy in a limited way

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

  10. contentverb

    make content

    "I am contented"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contentadjective

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

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

  2. Contentnoun

    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

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

  3. Contentnoun

    power of containing; capacity; extent; size

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

  4. Contentnoun

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

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

  5. Contentadjective

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

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

  6. Contentadjective

    to satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite

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

  7. Contentnoun

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

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

  8. Contentnoun

    acquiescence without examination

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

  9. Contentnoun

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

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

  10. Contentnoun

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

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

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.

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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. content

    Grateful for life, family and the love we have.

    We are content with being loved as human beings and our basic human rights, family and friends and work and sense of purpose.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 22, 2020  
  2. content

    Specific detail or data.

    The course content was simple and easy to understand.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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

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Numerology

  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. Robert Greenblatt:

    Our number one goal is having extraordinary content for everyone in the family, and the HBO Max programming mix we are so excited to unveil on May 27th will bear that out, even in the midst of this unprecedented pandemic, the all-star teams behind every aspect of HBO Max will deliver a platform and a robust slate of content that is varied, of the highest quality, and second to none.

  2. Zhang Kun:

    The era for China to buy cheap low-grade ore in order to be cost effective has passed. What China needs now and in the future will be more sophisticated ore, with higher iron and lower impurity content.

  3. Marni Walden:

    We don't believe trying to replace linear TV is the right thing, we don't think the initial model we saw in Intel Media with $80 broadband and $80 content was one we could win at, particularly with all of the clutter and noise in that same space.

  4. Tryon Edwards:

    To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own.

  5. Pavlo Klimkin:

    The style and the way in which Trump communicates was probably similar but the content was different. That's all I can say without releasing details.

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