1. everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something;
- Example: "he emptied the contents of his pockets"
- Example: "the two groups were similar in content"
2. what a communication that is about something is about;
[syn: message, content, subject matter, substance]
3. the proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.;
4. the amount that can be contained;
- Example: "the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons"
[syn: capacity, content]
5. the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned;
[syn: content, cognitive content, mental object]
6. the state of being contented with your situation in life;
- Example: "he relaxed in sleepy contentedness"
- Example: "they could read to their heart's content"
[syn: contentedness, content]
7. something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation;
- Example: "a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject"
[syn: subject, content, depicted object]
1. satisfy in a limited way;
- Example: "He contented himself with one glass of beer per day"
2. make content;
- Example: "I am contented"
1. satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are;
- Example: "a contented smile"
[syn: contented, content]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Content \Con*tent"\, n. 1. Rest or quietness of the mind in one's present condition; freedom from discontent; satisfaction; contentment; moderate happiness. [1913 Webster] Such is the fullness of my heart's content. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Acquiescence without examination. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The sense they humbly take upon content. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. That which contents or satisfies; that which if attained would make one happy. [1913 Webster] So will I in England work your grace's full content. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. (Eng. House of Lords) An expression of assent to a bill or motion; an affirmative vote; also, a member who votes "Content.". [1913 Webster] Supposing the number of "Contents" and "Not contents" strictly equal in number and consequence. --Burke. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Content \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. [1913 Webster] I shall prove these writings . . . authentic, and the contents true, and worthy of a divine original. --Grew. [1913 Webster] 2. Power of containing; capacity; extent; size. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Strong ship's, of great content. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. (Geom.) Area or quantity of space or matter contained within certain limits; as, solid contents; superficial contents. [1913 Webster] The geometrical content, figure, and situation of all the lands of a kingdom. --Graunt. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Content \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. [1913 Webster] Do not content yourselves with obscure and confused ideas, where clearer are to be attained. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them. --Mark xv. 15. [1913 Webster] 2. To satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite. [1913 Webster] Come the next Sabbath, and I will content you. --Shak. Syn: To satisfy; appease; please. See Satiate. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Content \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. [1913 Webster] Having food and rai ment, let us be therewith content. --1 Tim. vi. 8. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
213 Moby Thesaurus words for "content": acceptance, accepting, accommodation, accordant, achieve inner harmony, acquiescent, acquiescing, affirmative, agreeable, agreed, agreeing, alacritous, amenable, amusement, animal pleasure, appease, approving, ardent, assentatious, assenting, at ease, bewitch, bodily pleasure, burden, capacity, captivate, carnal delight, census, charm, charmed, cheer, cheerful, comfort, comfortable, compliable, compliant, components, composed, composition, composure, conceding, concessive, consentient, consenting, constituents, contented, contentedness, contentment, contents, cooperative, cordage, coziness, cozy, creature comforts, delight, delighted, disposed, divisions, docile, eager, ease, easy, easygoing, elements, endorsing, endpleasure, enjoyment, enrapture, entertainment, enthusiastic, entire satisfaction, essence, eupeptic, euphoria, euphoric, exhilarated, fain, favorable, favorably disposed, favorably impressed with, favorably inclined, felicity, forepleasure, forward, fruition, fulfilled, fulfillment, fun, game, glad, gladden, gladsome, gratification, gratified, gratify, great satisfaction, gusto, guts, happiness, happy, hearty enjoyment, import, in clover, in the mind, in the mood, inclined, index, ingredients, innards, insides, intellectual pleasure, intrigued, inventory, items, joie de vivre, keen pleasure, kicks, limit, list, load, luxury, measure, minded, nothing loath, of good comfort, part, parts, peace, peace of mind, peacefulness, permissive, physical pleasure, please, pleased, pleased as Punch, pleased with, pleasure, pliant, poundage, predisposed, prompt, prone, purport, put at ease, quantity, quick, quiet pleasure, ratifying, ready, ready and willing, receptive, reconciled, reconcilement, reconciliation, relish, resignation, resigned, responsive, room, sanctioning, sans souci, satisfaction, satisfied, satisfy, self-gratification, self-indulgence, sensual pleasure, sensuous pleasure, serenity, set at ease, sexual pleasure, significance, size, sold on, soothe, space, stowage, submissive, substance, sweetness of life, taken with, text, theme, thesis, thrill, thrilled, tickle, tickled, tickled pink, tickled to death, titillation, tonnage, topic, tractable, tranquillity, uncomplaining, ungrudging, unloath, unrefusing, unreluctant, unrepining, volume, voluptuousness, well-being, well-disposed, well-inclined, whole, willed, willing, willinghearted, without care, zealous, zest