There are 2 definitions of content in English:

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adjective

1In a state of peaceful happiness: he seemed more content, less bitter
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  • She thought of how content and peaceful she felt being with Yu Min.
  • She looked so peaceful, so content and comfortable… even though she was a so far away from the ground.
  • The woman looked blissfully content, as though she had been granted her most heartfelt desire.
Synonyms
contented, satisfied, pleased; gratified, fulfilled; happy, cheerful, cheery, glad, delighted; tranquil, unworried, untroubled, at ease, at peace, comfortable, serene, placid, complacent
1.1Willing to accept something; satisfied: he had to be content with third place [with infinitive]: the duke was content to act as Regent
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  • But ten days ago both sides were quite content with the result, both realising that they had come perilously close to losing.
  • We have had the investment for only a month and we are quite content with it.
  • Australia's politicians and their advisers seem very content with our present defence policies and prescriptions.

verb

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1Satisfy (someone): nothing would content her apart from going off to Barcelona
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  • It's Satan working his evil will through the world, contenting us with mediocrity.
  • I've not been terribly fit to blog of late, contenting myself instead with low-level tasks and early nights.
  • I hadn't taken a book in and so I was contenting myself just daydreaming.
Synonyms
soothe, pacify, placate, appease, please, mollify, make happy, satisfy, still, quieten, silence
1.1 (content oneself with) Accept as adequate despite wanting more or better: we contented ourselves with a few small purchases
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  • Don't content yourself with an adequate performance from yourself or your students.
  • I contented myself with not doing a very good job on the canteen chairs.
  • In the meantime, content yourself with what you imagined it would've sounded like.
Synonyms
be content, be satisfied, satisfy oneself; be fulfilled, be gratified, be pleased, be happy, be glad

noun

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1 [mass noun] A state of satisfaction: the greater part of the century was a time of content
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  • You realise how much when he returns and effortlessly captures the spotlight, turning the crowd from content to jubilant.
  • Some say that chocolate gives consumers delights of euphoric content, I say it does not give me that.
  • They get sucked into the comfort zone and become content with their achievements.
2A member of the British House of Lords who votes for a particular motion.
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  • The chairman of the committee said he was disappointed at the prospect of the contents of the house leaving the country.

Origin

late Middle English: via Old French from Latin contentus 'satisfied', past participle of continere (see contain).

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There are 2 definitions of content in English:

content2

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noun

(also contents)
1The things that are held or included in something: she unscrewed the top of the flask and drank the contents
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  • All orders come packaged in the eponymous brown box and wrapped in parcel paper - but their contents include a dazzling array of delights.
  • Firebugs who torched a double garage wrecked the contents, including a car and a freezer packed with food, it was revealed today.
  • Christina had crawled off of her bed and packed a bag to take with her, its contents including enough money to return to Los Angeles.
Synonyms
things inside, content, load
informal guts, innards
1.1 [in singular, with modifier] The amount of a particular constituent occurring in a substance: soya milk has a low fat content
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  • Besides, the fat content was too low for long-term use.
  • Also, because of its low fat content, they are considered the most digestible and least likely to bring about sickness.
  • Eat meals with a low fat content, and avoid coffee, chocolate, milk, alcohol, nicotine and tomatoes.
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amount, proportion, quantity, bulk, total, quota
rare quantum
1.2 (contents) A list of the chapters or sections given at the front of a book or periodical: [as modifier]: the contents page
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  • Each section begins with its own table of contents and lists chapters and subchapters of that section.
  • There is certainly a detailed list of contents at the front of the book, but this is not an alphabetic index.
  • The search will produce a web page containing the book's table of contents, a sample chapter, and a list of the corporate sponsors.
Synonyms
chapters, sections, divisions; subject matter, subjects, themes, matter, substance, material, text; index; constituents, components, ingredients, elements, items
1.3 [mass noun] The material dealt with in a speech, literary work, etc. as distinct from its form or style: the tone, if not the content, of his book is familiar
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  • That's unfair - the more so because it was Stern's style and content of speech that made him rich in the first place.
  • Angelina's family background informed the style and content of her literary works.
  • Yet despite all that it probably was still the speech of his life - strong on content if short on style.
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1.4Information made available by a website or other electronic medium: [as modifier]: online content providers
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  • The title tag includes the title text that you created for each specific web page, the title that provides information about the contents of your web page.
  • The contents of the Web site, however, compensate for its traditional image by being versatile and very user-friendly.
  • Make sure the contents on your website is optimized properly with proper focus on keywords and nice heading, title and description.

Origin

late Middle English: from medieval Latin contentum (plural contenta 'things contained'), neuter past participle of continere (see contain).

Derivatives

contentless

adjective
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  • I simply don't think I'm able to understand the type of person who gets pleasure out of such dreary, repetitive, contentless complaining.
  • The days of rampantly commercial, craftless, contentless, corporate-driven pop, especially as practiced by artless teenage girls, are here.
  • The problem with flash mobs is that they are contentless.

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