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English adjective: content

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


SamplesA contented smile.


Synonymscontented


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.


Synonymscapacity


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.


Synonymscontentedness


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


Antonymsdiscontent









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