Content definition

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Something contained, as in a receptacle.

The contents of my desk drawer; the contents of an aerosol can.

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Ready to accept or acquiesce; willing.

She was content to step down after four years as chief executive.

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Happy enough with what one has or is; not desiring something more or different; satisfied.
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To make content or satisfied.

Contented himself with one piece of cake.

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On the Internet, content is any information that is available for retrieval by the user, including Web pages, images, music, audio, white papers, driver and software downloads as well as training, educational and reference materials.
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Desiring no more than what one has; satisfied.
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To make content; satisfy.
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Willing.
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(archaic) Pleased.
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Information, such as text, video, and sound, usually as contrasted with its format of presentation.

A television producer looking for content that was more entertaining.

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The amount of material contained; contents.
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Contentment.
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Content is defined as what is inside or included in something.

An example of content is beans inside of a jar.

An example of content is the words inside a book.

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The proportion of a specified substance.

Eggs have a high protein content.

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The individual items or topics that are dealt with in a publication or document.

A table of contents.

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The material, including text and images, that constitutes a publication or document.
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The substance or significance of a written work, especially as contrasted with its form.
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Contentment; satisfaction.
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The amount (of a specified substance) contained.

Iron with a high carbon content.

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All that is contained in something; everything inside.

The contents of a jar, trunk, etc.

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All that is contained or dealt with in a written work or a speech.

A table of contents.

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Essential meaning; substance.

The content of a poem as distinguished from its form.

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A holding power; capacity.
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Volume or area.
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(business) Written matter, pictorial images, movies, videos, recorded music, etc. regarded collectively as the source material for merchandise in various, esp. electronic, formats or media.
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(comput.) Such material made available on the World Wide Web.
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(uncountable) That which is contained.
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Subject matter; substance.
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Capacity for holding.
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(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).
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Satisfied; in a state of satisfaction.
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Satisfaction; contentment.

They were in a state of sleepy content after supper.

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That which contents or satisfies; that which if attained would make one happy.
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(UK, House of Lords) An expression of assent to a bill or motion; an affirmate vote.
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(UK, House of Lords) A member who votes in assent.
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To give contentment or satisfaction; to satisfy; to gratify; to appease.

You can't have any more - you'll have to content yourself with what you already have.

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The definition of content is someone who is satisfied with what they have.

An example of content is how a person feels after eating the perfect meal.

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All that is dealt with in a course or area of study, work of art, discussion, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
content
Plural:
contents

Origin of content

  • 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 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

  • 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