content

 /ˈkɒntent, kənˈtent/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
con•tent1 /ˈkɑntɛnt/USA pronunciation n. 
    [countable] Usually, contents. [plural]
    • something contained: The contents of the box rattled after I dropped it.
    • the topics covered in a book or document.
    • the chapters of a book or document: a table of contents.
  1. [uncountable] something expressed;
    meaning;
    substance: It's a clever play but it lacks content.
  2. the amount of a substance contained: [uncountable]high calcium content.[countable; usually singular]Those fruits have a high content of vitamin C.
See -ten-.
con•tent2 /kənˈtɛnt/USA pronunciation adj. [be + ~]
  1. satisfied with what one is or has;
    contented:He was content and settled back to enjoy his life.
  2. Governmentwilling or resigned, as to do or accept something:He was not content with my answer, so I added a few more remarks.[+ to + verb]was content to let the matter drop.

v. [+ object]
  • to make content:These pleasures did not content me any longer.

  • n. [uncountable]
  • the state or feeling of being contented:To her great content, the kids had cleaned up their rooms.
  • con•tent•ly,adv. 
    con•tent•ness,n. [uncountable]See -ten-.


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    content /ˈkɒntɛnt/ n
    1. (often plural) everything that is inside a container: the contents of a box
    2. (usually plural) the chapters or divisions of a book
    3. a list, printed at the front of a book, of chapters or divisions together with the number of the first page of each
    4. the meaning or significance of a poem, painting, or other work of art, as distinguished from its style or form
    5. all that is contained or dealt with in a discussion, piece of writing, etc; substance
    6. the capacity or size of a thing
    7. the proportion of a substance contained in an alloy, mixture, etc: the lead content of petrol
    Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin contentus contained, from continēre to contain
    content /kənˈtɛnt/ adj (postpositive)
    1. mentally or emotionally satisfied with things as they are
    2. assenting to or willing to accept circumstances, a proposed course of action, etc
    vb
    1. (transitive) to make (oneself or another person) content or satisfied: to content oneself with property
    n
    1. peace of mind; mental or emotional satisfaction
    Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French, from Latin contentus contented, that is, having restrained desires, from continēre to restrain

    conˈtentment n



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