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Noun: content  kun'tent
  1. Everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something
    "he emptied the contents of his pockets"; "the two groups were similar in content"
     
  2. What a communication is about; the information conveyed or area of interest
    - message, subject matter, substance
     
  3. The proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.
     
  4. The amount that can be contained
    - capacity
     
  5. The sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
    - cognitive content, mental object
     
  6. The state of being contented with your situation in life
    "they could read to their hearts' content";
    - contentedness
     
  7. Something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
    "a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same content";
    - subject, depicted object
Verb: content  kun'tent
  1. Satisfy in a limited way
    "He contented himself with one glass of beer per day"
     
  2. Make or become satisfied
    "I am contented"
Adjective: content  kun'tent
  1. Satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
    "a content smile";
    - contented

Derived forms: contented, contenting, contents

See also: complacent, happy, pleased, satisfied, self-complacent, self-satisfied, smug

Type of: acceptance, accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, circumscribe, cognition, collection, communication, confine, gratify, knowledge, limit, noesis, proportion, satisfy, thing, volume

Antonym: discontent

Part of: scene, view

Encyclopedia: Content