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Definition of Content


  1. Contained within limits; hence, having the desires limited by that which one has; not disposed to repine or grumble; satisfied; contented; at rest.
  2. 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.
  3. Power of containing; capacity; extent; size.
  4. Area or quantity of space or matter contained within certain limits; as, solid contents; superficial contents.
  5. To satisfy the desires of; to make easy in any situation; to appease or quiet; to gratify; to please.
  6. To satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite.
  7. Rest or quietness of the mind in one's present condition; freedom from discontent; satisfaction; contentment; moderate happiness.
  8. Acquiescence without examination.
  9. That which contents or satisfies; that which if attained would make one happy.
  10. An expression of assent to a bill or motion; an affirmative vote; also, a member who votes "Content.".
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Content Translations

content in French is satisfait, contentement
content in German is zufrieden, Inhalt, zufrieden
content in Italian is soddisfatto, contentezza
content in Latin is impleo