What does contents mean?

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con·tents

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contents, table of contentsnoun

    a list of divisions (chapters or articles) and the pages on which they start

Wiktionary

  1. contentsnoun

    That which is contained.

  2. contentsnoun

    A table of contents, a list of chapters, etc. in a book, and the page numbers on which they start.

    I always start a book by reading the dustjacket and the contents before I really dig in to the content itself.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contents

    of Content

  2. Contents

    see Content, n

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. contents

    A document which the master of a merchantman must deliver to the custom-house searcher, before he can clear outwards; it describes the vessel's destination, cargo, and all necessary particulars.

Editors Contribution

  1. contentsnoun

    Plural noun of content.

    The contents of the contract were only given to those who it affected and not all actors within the company.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2016  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'contents' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3208

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contents in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contents in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of contents in a Sentence

  1. Linda Addison:

    Publishers are being called out if people realize a table of contents is all filled with straight White men.

  2. Katie Nicholl:

    … I wrote about how Harry cut out junk food after he met Meghan, who loves to eat ‘lean, clean and green’ foods, the American actress, who prides herself on a healthy-eating regimen and is a devotee of daily yoga sessions, is said to have emptied out the contents of Harry’s fridge and cupboards when she moved into his Nottingham Cottage bachelor pad, binning his favorite calorific treats.

  3. Sheryl Utal:

    I had my hands on it, like you normally do as you put it in and turn it to lock it in place, and it was on for maybe 15 to 20 seconds and it exploded, it spins so fast that it heats up the contents, the contents get under pressure, and the device explodes, so that hot liquid exploded onto me and created nasty burns.

  4. Elijah Cummings:

    Last month, the Committee received Secretary Clinton's emails relating to Benghazi, and now that we have them, I believe Chairman Gowdy should join with me to make them available to the American public so they can read their contents for themselves.

  5. Unknown:

    A friend is one to whom you can pour out the contents of your heart, chaff and grain alike. Knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.

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