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Meaning of CONTENT

Pronunciation:  [n]'kontent, kun'tent

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
  3. [n]  what a communication that is about something is about
  4. [n]  everything that is included in a collection; "he emptied the contents of his pockets"; "the two groups were similar in content"
  5. [n]  the amount that can be contained; "the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons"
  6. [n]  the proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.
  7. [n]  the state of being contented with your situation in life; "he relaxed in sleepy contentedness"; "they could read to their heart's content"
  8. [v]  satisfy in a limited way; "He contented himself with one glass of beer per day"
  9. [v]  make content; "I am contented"
 

CONTENT is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: capacity, cognitive content, contentedness, depicted object, mental object, message, subject, subject matter, substance
 
 Antonyms: discontent
 
 See Also: acceptance, acculturation, accumulation, acknowledgement, acknowledgment, aggregation, approval, aside, assemblage, belief, body, center, circumscribe, cognition, collection, commendation, commitment, communication, confine, core, corker, counsel, counseling, counselling, culture, dedication, digression, direction, disapproval, disbelief, discourtesy, disrespect, divagation, drivel, education, end, entity, entry, essence, excursus, experience, food, food for thought, gist, goal, gratify, guidance, heart, heart and soul, hokum, humor, humour, idea, ignorance, import, info, information, insertion, instruction, intellectual nourishment, internal representation, interpolation, inwardness, issue, kernel, knowledge, knowledge base, knowledge domain, latent content, limit, lore, marrow, matter, meaning, meaninglessness, meat, memorial, mental representation, metaknowledge, mush, narration, narrative, nitty-gritty, noesis, nonsense, nonsensicality, noumenon, nub, object, offer, offering, opinion, packaging, parenthesis, petition, physical thing, pith, postulation, promotion, promotional material, proportion, proportionality, proposal, publicity, refusal, reminder, representation, request, respects, satisfy, scene, sensationalism, shocker, significance, signification, statement, story, subject, subject, submission, substance, sum, tale, theme, thing-in-itself, thought, topic, topic, tradition, traditional knowledge, treacle, unbelief, universe, universe of discourse, view, view, vital capacity, volume, wisdom, wit, witticism, wittiness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Con*tent"\ (k[o^]n*t[e^]nt"), a. [F. content, fr. L.
    contentus, p. p. of contenire to hold together, restrain. See
    {Contain}.]
    Contained within limits; hence, having the desires limited by
    that which one has; not disposed to repine or grumble;
    satisfied; contented; at rest.
    
          Having food and rai ment, let us be therewith content.
                                                   --1 Tim. vi.
                                                   8.
    
    
  2. \Con"tent\ (k[o^]n"t[e^]nt or k[o^]n*t[e^]nt"; 277), n.;
    usually in pl., {Contents}.
    1. 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.
    
             I shall prove these writings . . . authentic, and
             the contents true, and worthy of a divine original.
                                                   --Grew.
    
    2. Power of containing; capacity; extent; size. [Obs.]
    
             Strong ship's, of great content.      --Bacon.
    
    3. (Geom.) Area or quantity of space or matter contained
       within certain limits; as, solid contents; superficial
       contents.
    
             The geometrical content, figure, and situation of
             all the lands of a kingdom.           --Graunt.
    
    {Table of contents}, or {Contents}, a table or list of topics
       in a book, showing their order and the place where they
       may be found: a summary.
    
    
  3. \Con*tent"\, v. t. [F. contenter, LL. contentare, fr. L.
    contentus, p. p. See {Content}, a.]
    1. To satisfy the desires of; to make easy in any situation;
       to appease or quiet; to gratify; to please.
    
             Do not content yourselves with obscure and confused
             ideas, where clearer are to be attained. --I. Watts.
    
             Pilate, willing to content the people, released
             Barabbas unto them.                   --Mark xv. 15.
    
    2. To satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite.
    
             Come the next Sabbath, and I will content you.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    Syn: To satisfy; appease; plese. See {Satiate}.
    
    
  4. \Con*tent"\, n.
    1. Rest or quietness of the mind in one's present condition;
       freedom from discontent; satisfaction; contentment;
       moderate happiness.
    
             Such is the fullness of my heart's content. --Shak.
    
    2. Acquiescence without examination. [Obs.]
    
             The sense they humbly take upon content. --Pope.
    
    3. That which contents or satisfies; that which if attained
       would make one happy.
    
             So will I in England work your grace's full content.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    4. (Eng. House of Lords) An expression of assent to a bill or
       motion; an affirmative vote; also, a member who votes
       ``Content.''.
    
             Supposing the number of ``Contents'' and ``Not
             contents'' strictly equal in number and consequence.
                                                   --Burke.
    
    
 
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