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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. satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are; " a contented smile"
  12. Contained within limits; hence, having the desires limited by that which one has; not disposed to repine or grumble; satisfied; contented; at rest.
  13. 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.
  14. Power of containing; capacity; extent; size.
  15. Area or quantity of space or matter contained within certain limits; as, solid contents; superficial contents.
  16. To satisfy the desires of; to make easy in any situation; to appease or quiet; to gratify; to please.
  17. To satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite.
  18. Rest or quietness of the mind in one's present condition; freedom from discontent; satisfaction; contentment; moderate happiness.
  19. Acquiescence without examination.
  20. That which contents or satisfies; that which if attained would make one happy.
  21. An expression of assent to a bill or motion; an affirmative vote; also, a member who votes " Content.".
  22. Satisfied; contented.
  23. Satisfied; willing.
  24. To satisfy; gratify; appease.
  25. 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.
  26. To satisfy.
  27. 1. That which is contained within something else, usually in this sense in the plural form, contents. 2. In psychology, the form of a dream as presented to consciousness.
  28. That which is contained: the capacity, measurement, or extent of anything:- pl. the things contained: the list of subjects treated of in a book.
  29. Having the desires limited by present enjoyment: satisfied.
  30. To make content: to satisfy the mind: to make quiet: to please.
  31. Satisfaction of mind.
  32. That which is contained; capacity.
  33. Contented; satisfied.
  34. Rest of mind; satisfaction; contentment.
  35. All that a thing contains; usually in the plural.
  36. Satisfaction of mind; acquiescence.
  37. Capacity; that which is contained in anything; the quantity of matter or space included in certain limits; length; area; volume. See Contain and Contents.
  38. To satisfy the mind; to appease; to make easy in any situation; to please or gratify.
  39. Held or contained within limits; quiet; having a mind easy or satisfied.
  40. Rest or quietness of mind; satisfaction and ease of mind; acquiescence; measure or capacity.
  41. To make quiet; to satisfy the mind; to please; to gratify.
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Antonyms for content

covetous, despondent, grasping, chivy, riled, cheesed off, Impetrate, brokenhearted, despond, despondency, disturb, beg, bothered, heartsore, sweat, beseech, bloody-minded, unhappy, blues, straiten, ballistic, afflict, disquiet, worry, irate, agitation, Ticked, uneasiness, ireful, avid, wroth, hangdog, downhearted, downheartedness, vex, check, heartsick, agonize, disagreeable, aggrieved, surly, bilious, furious, Horn-mad, incommode, peeved, gloom, chafe, grief, bad, tease, dreariness, angered, Saddened, tantalize, ravenous, discommode, foaming, aggravated, compunction, esurient, Rankled, droopy, narked, moneygrubbing, unease, dissatisfy, Miserableness, persecute, glumness, wound, outraged, irritated, heartsickness, sore, beset, heartache, riley, sorrow, solicit, anxiety, choleric, rapacious, restless, ill-affected, irritate, Hopping, steaming, Malcontented, affront, sorry, avaricious, disquietude, frustration, oppression, acid, disappointment, dissatisfied, ornery, concern, woe, gloomy, deny, depressed, implore, self-condemnation, sorrowful, insult, edacious, remorse, grabby, perturbation, Fuming, bedevil, voracious, ill-humored, mercenary, dolor, annoy, desolation, disheartened, bearish, indignant, incensed, ill-tempered, woeful, supplicate, restrict, melancholy, infuriate, steamed up, anguished, dispirited, exasperate, swinish, dyspeptic, gluttonous, disgruntle, disappoint, grate, affliction, heavyhearted, conjure, forlorn, enraged, inflamed, put out, abject, dumps, angry, apprehension, ill-natured, displease, depression, glum, cantankerous, Nervosity, discontented, roiled, anxiousness, Importune, solicitude, offend, despondence, excruciate, harrow, joylessness, aggravate, dolefulness, pester, apprehensiveness, dispiritedness, contriteness, infuriated, displeased, dissatisfaction, penitence, mopes, crestfallen, mad, sad, wretched, ungratified, shirty, miserable, sadness, livid, melancholic, letdown, inconsolable, stint, doldrums, blue devils, eat, sorrowfulness, acquisitive, gloominess, downcast, starve, dismay, exasperated, mournfulness, entreat, Coveting, besiege, low-spirited, heartbroken, unsatisfied, rebellious, hot, apoplectic, provoke, low, scunnered, teed off, joyless, down in the mouth, unhappiness, contrition, cast down, sorriness, annoyed, forlornness, disgruntled, heartbreak, nettle, disoblige, doleful, vexed, down, splenetic, discouraged, agita, rile, malcontent, anguish, fail, dejection, discontent, wrathful, woebegone, mournful, restrain, fear, galled, let down, pray, repentance, concernment, dejected, greedy, care, disaffect, blue, disconsolateness, refuse, rabid, disaffected, irked, nervousness, disconsolate.

Quotes of content

  1. Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content from which changes of mind might naturally arise. – Hannah Arendt
  2. A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven. – Boethius
  3. The Church cannot be content to live in its stained -glass house and throw stones through the picture window of modern culture. – Robert McAfee Brown
  4. Seriously, we are in the midst of the convergence of voice and data and that is challenging the infrastructure of the telephone companies. There are huge commercial interests in the basic technology, but even more so in content delivery and control of content – Steve Crocker
  5. This kid came up with Napster, and before that, none of us thought of content protection. – Morgan Freeman
  6. Broadcasters have a responsibility to serve the public interest and protect Americans from objectionable content particularly during the hours when children are likely to be watching. – Bart Gordon
  7. I resent the idea that people would blame the messenger for the message, rather than looking at the content of the message itself. – Anita Hill
  8. A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  9. Evolutionary biologists are not content merely to explain how variation occurs within limits, however. They aspire to answer a much broader question -which is how complex organisms like birds, and flowers, and human beings came into existence in the first place. – Phillip E. Johnson
  10. You can browse to your heart's content but it's hard work and not easy on the feet unless you do it through catalogs or the Internet, and I like to touch and try on the things I buy. – Judith Krantz
  11. Although my art work was heavily informed by my design work on a formal and visual level, as regards meaning and content the two practices parted ways. – Barbara Kruger
  12. What really decides consumers to buy or not to buy is the content of your advertising, not its form. – David Ogilvy
  13. While you are experimenting, do not remain content with the surface of things. – Ivan Pavlov
  14. Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated. – Paul Rand
  15. People are looking for original content in many different places, as are advertisers. This takes us into a whole new ballgame. – Jeff Zucker

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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