Content Definition

kŏntĕnt
contented, contents
noun
contents
All that is contained in something; everything inside.
The contents of a jar, trunk, etc.
Webster's New World
The individual items or topics that are dealt with in a publication or document.
A table of contents.
American Heritage
The material, including text and images, that constitutes a publication or document.
American Heritage
All that is contained or dealt with in a written work or a speech.
A table of contents.
Webster's New World
All that is dealt with in a course or area of study, work of art, discussion, etc.
Webster's New World
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adjective
Happy enough with what one has or is; not desiring something more or different; satisfied.
Webster's New World
Willing.
Webster's New World
Pleased.
Webster's New World

Satisfied; in a state of satisfaction.

Wiktionary
verb
contented, contents
To make content; satisfy.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Content

Noun

Singular:
content
Plural:
contents

Origin of Content

  • From Middle English, from Old French content, from Latin contentus (“satisfied, content”), past participle of continere (“to hold in, contain”); see contain.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French contenter, from Medieval Latin contentare (“to satisfy”), from Latin contentus (“satisfied, content”); see content as an adjective.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin contentus past participle of continēre to restrain contain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin contentum neuter past participle of Latin continēre to contain contain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin contentus (“satisfied, content”), past participle of continere (“to hold in, contain”); see contain.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French contente (“content, contentment”), from contenter; see content as a verb.

    From Wiktionary

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