Definition of Content

1. Adjective. Satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are. "A contented smile"

2. Verb. Satisfy in a limited way. "He contented himself with one glass of beer per day"
Generic synonyms: Circumscribe, Confine, Limit
Derivative terms: Contentment

3. Noun. Everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something. "The two groups were similar in content"

4. Verb. Make content. "The good news will content her"; "I am contented"
Generic synonyms: Gratify, Satisfy
Antonyms: Discontent

5. Noun. What a communication that is about something is about.

6. Noun. The proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc..
Generic synonyms: Proportion

7. Noun. The amount that can be contained. "The gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons"
Exact synonyms: Capacity
Generic synonyms: Volume
Specialized synonyms: Vital Capacity
Derivative terms: Capacious, Contain

8. Noun. The sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned.

9. Noun. The state of being contented with your situation in life. "They could read to their heart's content"
Exact synonyms: Contentedness
Generic synonyms: Acceptance
Derivative terms: Contented

10. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Depicted Object, Subject
Generic synonyms: Thing
Group relationships: Scene, View

Definition of Content

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

2. n. 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. v. t. To satisfy the desires of; to make easy in any situation; to appease or quiet; to gratify; to please.

4. n. Rest or quietness of the mind in one's present condition; freedom from discontent; satisfaction; contentment; moderate happiness.

Definition of Content

1. Noun. That which is contained. ¹

2. Noun. Subject matter; substance. ¹

3. Noun. The amount of material contained. ¹

4. Noun. (mathematics) The ''n''-dimensional space contained by an ''n''-dimensional polytope (called ''volume'' in the case of a polyhedron and ''area'' in the case of a polygon). ¹

5. Noun. See contents. ¹

6. Adjective. Satisfied; in a state of satisfaction. ¹

7. Noun. Satisfaction; contentment ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To give contentment or satisfaction; to satisfy; to gratify; to appease. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Content

1. to satisfy [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: satisfy

Medical Definition of Content

1. 1. That which is contained within something else, usually in this sense in the plural form, contents. 2. In psychology, the form of a dream as presented to consciousness. 3. Ambiguous usage for concentration; e.g., blood haemoglobin content could mean either its concentration or the product of its concentration and the blood volume. Origin: L. Contentus, fr. Con-tineo, pp. -tentus, to hold together, contain (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Content

content (current term)
content analysis
content coupling
content couplings
content farm
content filtering
content filterings
content key
content keys
content management system
content management systems
content repository
content validity
content word
content words

Literary usage of Content

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Oecd Economic Surveys by OECD Economic Surveys (1975)
"Exports with high technological content refer to ISIC Rev. 3 codes 353, 2423, 30, 32 and 33; and exports with medium-high technological content refer to ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1907)
"There ia every reason to believe that the soil over the whole area was originally of an extremely uniform nature and with a similar nitrogen content ..."

3. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1915)
"This paper proposes a far more fundamental question:—what is the content of ... They may contain the content but they are really no end in themselves. ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1911)
"This introspection is corroborated by the following considerations in regard to the relation of the feelings of richness and poorness of content to their ..."

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