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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-.

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
    con•tent1  (kontent), 
    n. 
      Usually,contents. 
      • something that is contained:the contents of a box.
      • the subjects or topics covered in a book or document.
      • the chapters or other formal divisions of a book or document:a table of contents.
    1. something that is to be expressed through some medium, as speech, writing, or any of various arts:a poetic form adequate to a poetic content.
    2. significance or profundity; meaning:a clever play that lacks content.
    3. substantive information or creative material viewed in contrast to its actual or potential manner of presentation:publishers, record companies, and other content providers; a flashy Web site, but without much content.
    4. that which may be perceived in something:the latent versus the manifest content of a dream.
    5. Philosophy[Philos., Logic.]the sum of the attributes or notions comprised in a given conception; the substance or matter of cognition.
    6. power of containing;
      holding capacity:The bowl's content is three quarts.
    7. volume, area, or extent;
      size.
    8. the amount contained.
    9. [Ling.]the system of meanings or semantic values specific to a language (opposed to expression).
    • [Math.]the greatest common divisor of all the coefficients of a given polynomial. Cf. primitive polynomial.
    • any abstraction of the concept of length, area, or volume.
    Etymology:
    • Medieval Latin contentum, noun, nominal use of neuter of Latin contentus (past participle of continēre to contain), equivalent. to con- con- + ten- hold + -tus past participle suffix
    • Anglo-French)
    • late Middle English ( 1375–1425

    con•tent2  (kən tent), 
    adj. 
    1. satisfied with what one is or has;
      not wanting more or anything else.
    2. Government[Brit.]agreeing;
      assenting.
    3. Government[Archaic.]willing.

    v.t. 
  • to make content:These things content me.

  • n. 
  • the state or feeling of being contented; contentment:His content was threatened.
  • Government(in the British House of Lords) an affirmative vote or voter.
  • Etymology:
    • Latin contentus satisfied, special use of past participle of continēre; see content1
    • Middle French
    • late Middle English 1400–50
    con•tenta•ble, adj. 
    con•tently, adv. 
    con•tentness, n. 
    4 . dissatisfy.
    content1,0 +n. 
    substantive information or creative material viewed in contrast to its actual or potential manner of presentation:publishers, record companies, and other content providers; a flashy Web site, but without much content.


    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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