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Definitions of content

  1. the amount that can be contained; " the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons"
  2. the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
  3. make content; " I am contented"
  4. 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 subject"
  5. what a communication that is about something is about
  6. everything that is included in a collection; " he emptied the contents of his pockets"; " the two groups were similar in content"
  7. the proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.
  8. the state of being contented with your situation in life; " he relaxed in sleepy contentedness"; " they could read to their heart's content"
  9. satisfy in a limited way; " He contented himself with one glass of beer per day"
  10. satisfied; enjoying well- being and contentment; " felt content with her lot"; " quite happy to let things go on as they are"
  11. Contained within limits; hence, having the desires limited by that which one has; not disposed to repine or grumble; satisfied; contented; at rest.
  12. That which is contained; the thing or things held by a receptacle or included within specified limits; as, the contents of a cask or bale or of a room; the contents of a book.
  13. Power of containing; capacity; extent; size.
  14. Area or quantity of space or matter contained within certain limits; as, solid contents; superficial contents.
  15. To satisfy the desires of; to make easy in any situation; to appease or quiet; to gratify; to please.
  16. To satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite.
  17. Rest or quietness of the mind in one's present condition; freedom from discontent; satisfaction; contentment; moderate happiness.
  18. Acquiescence without examination.
  19. That which contents or satisfies; that which if attained would make one happy.
  20. An expression of assent to a bill or motion; an affirmative vote; also, a member who votes " Content.".
  21. Satisfied; contented.
  22. Satisfied; willing.
  23. To satisfy; gratify; appease.
  24. The state of being satisfied; mental satisfaction; that which is contained; that which is discussed, covered, or treated in a book, etc.; extent; size: usually in plural.
  25. To satisfy.
  26. That which is contained: the capacity, measurement, or extent of anything:- pl. the things contained: the list of subjects treated of in a book.
  27. Having the desires limited by present enjoyment: satisfied.
  28. To make content: to satisfy the mind: to make quiet: to please.
  29. Satisfaction of mind.
  30. That which is contained; capacity.
  31. Contented; satisfied.
  32. Rest of mind; satisfaction; contentment.
  33. All that a thing contains; usually in the plural.
  34. Satisfaction of mind; acquiescence.
  35. Capacity; that which is contained in anything; the quantity of matter or space included in certain limits; length; area; volume. See Contain and Contents.
  36. To satisfy the mind; to appease; to make easy in any situation; to please or gratify.
  37. Held or contained within limits; quiet; having a mind easy or satisfied.
  38. Rest or quietness of mind; satisfaction and ease of mind; acquiescence; measure or capacity.
  39. To make quiet; to satisfy the mind; to please; to gratify.
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Usage examples for content

  1. She had told him all she knew, and now he was content to wait. – A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce
  2. I know I ought to be content as I am," said Hamish at last, but he could say no more. – Shenac's Work at Home by Margaret Murray Robertson
  3. As long as people are satisfied, they are content to remain as they are. – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  4. I am quite content to hear no more about her. – Adventures in Criticism by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  5. Now, must I be content to have them never know it? – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  6. And he was content that it be so. – The Way of Decision by M. C. Pease
  7. He could not be content to keep an account. – Boys' and Girls' Biography of Abraham Lincoln by James H. Shaw
  8. May I be spared such content! – My Little Lady by Eleanor Frances Poynter
  9. Why can't you be content? – Between You and Me by Sir Harry Lauder
  10. I was content to listen. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  11. I am content, if the rest think as I think. – Gammer Gurton's Needle by Mr. S. Mr. of Art
  12. Altogether, I can see through the thing pretty clearly, and I am content to let it rest. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  13. No, Captain, so that I die with her I am content. – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  14. She will be satisfied and content if I am not there. – Marion's Faith. by Charles King
  15. I meant to make it worse, but must rest content. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  16. And for my part I am content with this. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  17. Happy as she was, she could not be quite happy till she was sure Miss Merivale was content. – Miss Merivale's Mistake by Mrs. Henry Clarke
  18. So mother is content to wait until she is better, when she will tell all she wants us to know. – The Chums of Scranton High at Ice Hockey by Donald Ferguson
  19. And Tharon was content. – Tharon of Lost Valley by Vingie E. Roe
  20. I am well content to serve myself, or even to be servant to others, until a happier time shall come. – Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades by Florence Holbrook
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