Definitions of contents

  1. a list of divisions ( chapters or articles) and the pages on which they start
  2. of Content
  3. See Content, n.
  4. That which is comprised in any writing or book; heads of what a book contains.
  5. That which is held or contained within a limit; the heads of a book; an index.

Usage examples for contents

  1. Suppose their contents, therefore, should be unknown to me?" – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  2. There is something important in the contents, something she must keep secret. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  3. Aramis begged to be allowed to read it, and read it without D'Artagnan feeling in the slightest degree embarrassed by the circumstance that he was so well acquainted with the contents of it. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  4. Mrs. Pontellier was always very generous with the contents of such a box; she was quite used to receiving them when away from home. – The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin
  5. The contents I put- elsewhere. – Fernley House by Laura E. Richards
  6. When the will is read there will be no one present but ourselves, and I don't see why its contents should not be kept a secret for a time; at any rate, we can ask Mr. Prendergast's opinion upon that subject. – Colonel Thorndyke's Secret by G. A. Henty
  7. Kindly read his grace's letter; you do not seem to be aware of its contents." – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  8. " I've sold shoes all the afternoon," he screamed, rushing into the little brown house, and for a moment forgetting the paper bag and its precious contents. – The Adventures of Joel Pepper by Margaret Sidney
  9. My words have just the power of their spiritual contents. – My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year by John Henry Jowett
  10. Juliana knew the contents. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  11. These are the contents. – Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9) by Samuel Richardson
  12. And you have opened it and gone into the contents? – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  13. Contents: The Errand Boy. – The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger
  14. He took from the dog such of the contents as had not fallen into the water, went to his cabin and examined them carefully. – The Confessions of Arsène Lupin by Maurice Leblanc
  15. First, for an account of its contents. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  16. That its contents are my property; that none has a right to.... – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  17. Is there any change in the contents of the tube? – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  18. The new- born secretary obeyed, and having read the contents said the matter was one to be discussed in private. – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  19. He turned to find a woman kneeling to try to pick up the contents of her purse. – An Encounter in Atlanta by Ed Howdershelt