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English adjective: content

1. content satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are

SamplesA contented smile.


Similarcomplacent, satisfied, self-complacent, self-satisfied, self-satisfied, smug

See alsohappy, pleased

Antonymsdiscontent, discontented

English noun: content

1. content (group) everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something

SamplesHe emptied the contents of his pockets.
The two groups were similar in content.

Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

2. content (communication) what a communication that is about something is about

Synonymsmessage, subject matter, substance

Broader (hypernym)communication

Narrower (hyponym)acknowledgement, acknowledgment, approval, aside, body, bunk, commendation, commitment, corker, counsel, counseling, counselling, dedication, digression, direction, direction, disapproval, discourtesy, disrespect, divagation, drivel, entry, excursus, garbage, guidance, hokum, humor, humour, import, info, information, insertion, instruction, interpolation, latent content, meaning, meaninglessness, memorial, narration, narrative, nonsense, nonsensicality, offer, offering, opinion, packaging, parenthesis, petition, postulation, promotion, promotional material, proposal, publicity, refusal, reminder, request, respects, sensationalism, shocker, significance, signification, statement, statement, story, subject, submission, tale, theme, topic, view, wit, witticism, wittiness

3. content the proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.

Broader (hypernym)proportion

4. content (quantity) the amount that can be contained

SamplesThe gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons.


Broader (hypernym)volume

Narrower (hyponym)vital capacity

5. content (cognition) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

Synonymscognitive content, mental object

Broader (hypernym)cognition, knowledge, noesis

Narrower (hyponym)acculturation, belief, center, centre, core, culture, disbelief, domain, education, end, essence, experience, food, food for thought, gist, goal, heart, heart and soul, heresy, idea, ignorance, intellectual nourishment, internal representation, inwardness, issue, issue, kernel, knowledge base, knowledge domain, lore, marrow, matter, meat, mental representation, metaknowledge, nitty-gritty, noumenon, nub, object, pith, representation, subject, substance, sum, thing-in-itself, thought, topic, tradition, traditional knowledge, unbelief, universe, universe of discourse, unorthodoxy, wisdom

6. content (state) the state of being contented with your situation in life

SamplesHe relaxed in sleepy contentedness.
They could read to their heart's content.


Broader (hypernym)acceptance

7. content (artifact) something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation

SamplesA moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject.

Synonymsdepicted object, subject

Broader (hypernym)thing

Part meronymscene, view

English verb: content

1. content (consumption) satisfy in a limited way

SamplesHe contented himself with one glass of beer per day.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)circumscribe, confine, limit

2. content (emotion) make content

SamplesI am contented.

ExamplesThe good news will content her

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)gratify, satisfy


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