|1.||(often plural) everything that is inside a container: the contents of a box|
|a. the chapters or divisions of a book|
|b. a list, printed at the front of a book, of chapters or divisions together with the number of the first page of each|
|3.||the meaning or significance of a poem, painting, or other work of art, as distinguished from its style or form|
|4.||all that is contained or dealt with in a discussion, piece of writing, etc; substance|
|5.||the capacity or size of a thing|
|6.||the proportion of a substance contained in an alloy, mixture, etc: the lead content of petrol|
|[C15: from Latin contentus contained, from continēre to |
|1.||mentally or emotionally satisfied with things as they are|
|2.||assenting to or willing to accept circumstances, a proposed course of action, etc|
|3.||(tr) to make (oneself or another person) content or satisfied: to content oneself with property|
|4.||peace of mind; mental or emotional satisfaction|
|5.||(Brit) (in the House of Lords) a formal expression of assent, as opposed to the expression not content|
|[C14: from Old French, from Latin contentus contented, that is, having restrained desires, from continēre to restrain]|
content con·tent (kŏn'těnt')
Something contained, as in a receptacle.
The proportion of a specified substance present in something else, as of protein in a food.
The subject matter or essential meaning of something, especially a dream.