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content

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adjective con·tent \kən-ˈtent\

Simple Definition of content

  • : pleased and satisfied : not needing more

Full Definition of content

  1. :  contented, satisfied <was content with her life as it was>

Examples of content

  1. The baby looks content in her crib.

  2. A fancy hotel is not necessary; I'd be content with a warm meal and a clean place to sleep.

  3. No, I don't want to play. I'm content to watch.

  4. Not content to stay at home, she set off to see the world at the age of 16.

  5. Polls show that voters are growing less and less content with the current administration.



Origin of content

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin contentus, from past participle of continēre to hold in, contain — more at contain


First Known Use: 15th century


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content

verb con·tent

Simple Definition of content

  • : to make (someone) pleased and satisfied : to make (someone) content

Full Definition of content

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to appease the desires of

  3. 2 :  to limit (oneself) in requirements, desires, or actions

Examples of content

  1. The toys contented the children, at least for a little while.

  2. <a person easily contented by life's simple pleasures>



15th Century

First Known Use of content

15th century


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content

noun con·tent

Definition of content

  1. :  contentment <ate to his heart's content>



1579

First Known Use of content

1579


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content

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noun con·tent \ˈkän-ˌtent\

Definition of content

  1. 1 a :  something contained —usually used in plural <the jar's contents> <the drawer's contents> b :  the topics or matter treated in a written work <table of contents> c :  the principal substance (as written matter, illustrations, or music) offered by a World Wide Web site <Internet users have evolved an ethos of free content in the Internet — Ben Gerson>

  2. 2 a :  substance, gist b :  meaning, significance c :  the events, physical detail, and information in a work of art — compare form 10b

  3. 3 a :  the matter dealt with in a field of study b :  a part, element, or complex of parts

  4. 4 :  the amount of specified material contained :  proportion



Origin of content

Middle English, from Latin contentus, past participle of continēre to contain


First Known Use: 15th century



CONTENT Defined for Kids

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content

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noun con·tent \ˈkän-ˌtent\

Definition of content

  1. 1 :  the things that are within —usually used in pl. <the contents of a room>

  2. 2 :  the subject or topic treated (as in a book) —usually used in pl. <a table of contents>

  3. 3 :  the important part or meaning (as of a book) <Do you understand the content of the paragraph?>

  4. 4 :  a certain amount <The soup has a high content of salt.>




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content

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adjective con·tent \kən-ˈtent\

Definition of content

  1. :  pleased and satisfied




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content

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verb con·tent

Definition of content

con·tent·edcon·tent·ing

  1. :  to make pleased :  satisfy <He contented himself with a seat beside the fire.>




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content

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noun con·tent

Definition of content

  1. :  freedom from care or discomfort <She fell asleep in complete content.>




Medical Dictionary

content

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noun con·tent \ˈkän-ˌtent\

Medical Definition of content

  1. 1:  something contained—usually used in plural <the stomach contents>

  2. 2:  the subject matter or symbolic significance of something—see latent content, manifest content

  3. 3:  the amount of specified material contained <the sulfur content of a sample>





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