Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To give contentment or satisfaction to; satisfy; gratify; appease.
  • Reflexively, to be satisfied.
  • Synonyms Content, Satiate, etc. See satisfy.
  • Literally, held or contained within limits; hence, having the desires limited to present enjoyments; satisfied; free from tendency to repine or object; willing; contented; resigned.
  • Synonyms Content. Satisfied. See contentment.
  • noun One who votes “content”; an assenting or affirmative vote.
  • noun Contention; dispute; strife; quarrel.
  • noun The amount or quantity yielded.
  • noun That which is contained; the thing or things held, included, or comprehended within a limit or limits: usually in the plural: as, the contents of a cask or a bale, of a room or a ship, of a book or a document.
  • noun In geometry, the area or space included within certain limits.
  • noun In logic, the sum of the attributes or notions which constitute the meaning and are expressed in the definition of a given conception: thus, animal, rational, etc., form the content of the conception man. The content of cognition is the matter of knowledge, that which comes from without the mind.
  • noun The power of containing; capacity; extent within limits.
  • noun In the customs, a paper delivered to the searcher by the master of a vessel before she is cleared outward, describing the vessel's designation and detailing the goods shipped, with other particulars. This content has to be compared with the cockets and the indorsements and clearances thereon.
  • noun That state of mind which results from satisfaction with present conditions; that degree of satisfaction which holds the mind in peace, excluding complaint, impatience, or further desire; contentment.
  • noun Acquiescence; submission.
  • noun That which is the condition of contentment; desire: wish.
  • noun Compensation; satisfaction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Contained within limits; hence, having the desires limited by that which one has; not disposed to repine or grumble; satisfied; contented; at rest.
  • noun That which is contained; the thing or things held by a receptacle or included within specified limits.
  • noun obsolete Power of containing; capacity; extent; size.
  • noun (Geom.) Area or quantity of space or matter contained within certain limits.
  • noun a table or list of topics in a book, showing their order and the place where they may be found: a summary.
  • noun Rest or quietness of the mind in one's present condition; freedom from discontent; satisfaction; contentment; moderate happiness.
  • noun obsolete Acquiescence without examination.
  • noun That which contents or satisfies; that which if attained would make one happy.
  • noun (Eng. House of Lords) An expression of assent to a bill or motion; an affirmative vote; also, a member who votes “Content.”.
  • transitive verb To satisfy the desires of; to make easy in any situation; to appease or quiet; to gratify; to please.
  • transitive verb To satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Satisfied; in a state of satisfaction.
  • noun Satisfaction; contentment
  • verb transitive To give contentment or satisfaction; to satisfy; to gratify; to appease.
  • noun uncountable That which is contained.
  • noun Subject matter; substance.
  • noun The amount of material contained.
  • noun 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).
  • noun See contents.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.
  • adjective satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
  • noun something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
  • verb make content
  • verb satisfy in a limited way
  • noun the amount that can be contained
  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
  • noun the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
  • noun the state of being contented with your situation in life
  • noun everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something

Etymologies

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From Middle English, from Old French content, from Latin contentus ("satisfied, content"), past participle of continere ("to hold in, contain"); see contain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French contente ("content, contentment"), from contenter; see content as a verb.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French contenter, from Medieval Latin contentare ("to satisfy"), from Latin contentus ("satisfied, content"); see content as an adjective.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin contentus ("satisfied, content"), past participle of continere ("to hold in, contain"); see contain.

Examples

  • The final grain moisture content is termed the “equilibrium moisture content” for specific ambient conditions.

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  • The content of the state of perfect knowledge will indeed be the system of absolute truth, but none the less _content_, precisely as finite knowledge is the content of a finite mind.

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  • It is true that a good deal is found in the dream content which might be understood as the result of another and more intellectual performance; but analysis shows conclusively every time that these _intellectual operations were already present in the dream thoughts, and have only been taken over by the dream content_.

    Dream Psychology Psychoanalysis for Beginners

  • UpdateCommand = "update content set content = @content"

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  • It returns the content as an array; each element contains a single content block split at the tag, e.g. $content [0], $content [1], $content [2] … etc.

    Planet PHP

  • Loop, read, test. txt if A_index > if content = content = \% A_LoopReadLine\% else content = \% content\% ` n\%A_LoopReadLine\%

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  • In this example, the attribute is called href and contains a link to a URL. $content is the content of the shortcode, embedded between the domain and sub-directory (i.e. between "www. example.com" and "/ subdirectory").

    Smashing Magazine

  • In this example, the attribute is called href and contains a link to a URL. $content is the content of the shortcode, embedded between the domain and sub-directory (i.e. between "www. example.com" and "/ subdirectory").

    Muti

  • It's also where that $content argument comes into play: each decorator's render () method is designed to accept content, and then either replace it

    Planet PHP

  • Loop, read, test. txt if A_index > if content = content = \% A_LoopReadLine\% else content = \% content\% ` n\%A_LoopReadLine\%

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  • content... or content?

    February 5, 2009

  • Are you content with the content?

    August 18, 2009

  • I would like to contend with the contents.

    October 13, 2010

  • "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

    - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    April 11, 2014

  • I was content with the contents of the gift basket.

    April 11, 2014