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

How to pronounce content?

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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. Chinese:

    The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.

  2. Justin Osofsky:

    We have an early beta program for a relatively small number partners that includes a broad range of content types from regions around the world, we wanted to invite a broad set of partners so we could get feedback from a variety of different organization about what works and what doesn't.

  3. Katie Dowd:

    We are producing our own content and we are thinking about how to make it viral, how to make it successful.

  4. Richard Teague:

    We do not really know the details of how we go from small grains of dust to massive gas giants, if we're able to catch them at their birth we can see where they form in the disk. This will allow us to better understand how many planets we would expect in a typical system. We can also examine what the chemical and molecular content of the gas is like around the protoplanet and build a picture of what atmospheres are like on very young planets. These results will provide essential evidence for theoreticians trying to fill in the gaps about how planets grow.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Better one sentence or a small thought that makes good sense or difference than a big para or bulky book whose content has nothing but all crap or nonsense.

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large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle
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