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CONTENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does content mean? 

CONTENT (noun)
  The noun CONTENT has 7 senses:

1. everything that is included in a collection
2. what a communication that is about something is about
3. the proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.
4. the amount that can be contained
5. the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
6. the state of being contented with your situation in life
7. something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation

  Familiarity information: CONTENT used as a noun is common.


CONTENT (adjective)
  The adjective CONTENT has 1 sense:

1. satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are

  Familiarity information: CONTENT used as an adjective is very rare.


CONTENT (verb)
  The verb CONTENT has 2 senses:

1. satisfy in a limited way
2. make content

  Familiarity information: CONTENT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONTENT (noun)


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Meaning:

Everything that is included in a collection

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context examples:

he emptied the contents of his pockets / the two groups were similar in content

Hypernyms ("content" is a kind of...):

accumulation; aggregation; assemblage; collection (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)


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Meaning:

What a communication that is about something is about

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

subject matter; content; message; substance

Hypernyms ("content" is a kind of...):

communication (something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "content"):

humor; humour; wit; witticism; wittiness (a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter)

statement (a nonverbal message)

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

insertion; interpolation (a message (spoken or written) that is introduced or inserted)

discourtesy; disrespect (an expression of lack of respect)

respects ((often used with 'pay') a formal expression of esteem)

opinion; view (a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof)

direction; instruction (a message describing how something is to be done)

proposal (something proposed (such as a plan or assumption))

offer; offering (something offered (as a proposal or bid))

entry; submission (something (manuscripts or architectural plans and models or estimates or works of art of all genres etc.) submitted for the judgment of others (as in a competition))

narration; narrative; story; tale (a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program)

packaging; promotion; promotional material; publicity (a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution)

sensationalism (subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes)

shocker (a sensational message (in a film or play or novel))

disapproval (the expression of disapproval)

approval; commendation (a message expressing a favorable opinion)

commitment; dedication (a message that makes a pledge)

body (the central message of a communication)

corker ((dated slang) a remarkable or excellent thing or person)

reminder (a message that helps you remember something)

petition; postulation; request (a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority)

memorial (a written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a petition to an authority)

latent content ((psychoanalysis) hidden meaning of a fantasy or dream)

subject; theme; topic (the subject matter of a conversation or discussion)

aside; digression; divagation; excursus; parenthesis (a message that departs from the main subject)

import; meaning; significance; signification (the message that is intended or expressed or signified)

bunk; hokum; meaninglessness; nonsense; nonsensicality (a message that seems to convey no meaning)

drivel; garbage (a worthless message)

acknowledgement; acknowledgment (a statement acknowledging something or someone)

refusal (a message refusing to accept something that is offered)

info; information (a message received and understood)

counsel; counseling; counselling; direction; guidance (something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action)


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Meaning:

The proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Hypernyms ("content" is a kind of...):

proportion (the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole)


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Meaning:

The amount that can be contained

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

capacity; content

Context example:

the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons

Hypernyms ("content" is a kind of...):

volume (the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "content"):

vital capacity (the maximum amount of air that can be exhaled after a maximum inhalation (usually tested with a spirometer); used to determine the condition of lung tissue)


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Meaning:

The sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

mental object; cognitive content; content

Hypernyms ("content" is a kind of...):

cognition; knowledge; noesis (the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "content"):

disbelief; unbelief (a rejection of belief)

heresy; unorthodoxy (a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion)

end; goal (the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it)

education (knowledge acquired by learning and instruction)

experience (the content of direct observation or participation in an event)

acculturation; culture (all the knowledge and values shared by a society)

lore; traditional knowledge (knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote)

ignorance (the lack of knowledge or education)

knowledge base; knowledge domain (the content of a particular domain or field of knowledge)

metaknowledge (knowledge about knowledge)

belief (any cognitive content held as true)

internal representation; mental representation; representation (a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image)

tradition (an inherited pattern of thought or action)

object (the focus of cognitions or feelings)

food; food for thought; intellectual nourishment (anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking)

noumenon; thing-in-itself (the intellectual conception of a thing as it is in itself, not as it is known through perception)

universe; universe of discourse (everything stated or assumed in a given discussion)

issue; matter; subject; topic (some situation or event that is thought about)

issue (an important question that is in dispute and must be settled)

idea; thought (the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about)

center; core; essence; gist; heart; heart and soul; inwardness; kernel; marrow; meat; nitty-gritty; nub; pith; substance; sum (the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience)

wisdom (accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment)


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Meaning:

The state of being contented with your situation in life

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

contentedness; content

Context examples:

he relaxed in sleepy contentedness / they could read to their heart's content

Hypernyms ("content" is a kind of...):

acceptance (the state of being acceptable and accepted)


Sense 7content [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

depicted object; subject; content

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("content" is a kind of...):

thing (a separate and self-contained entity)

Holonyms ("content" is a part of...):

scene; view (graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept)


CONTENT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are

Synonyms:

content; contented

Context example:

a contented smile

Similar:

complacent; self-complacent; self-satisfied (contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions)

calm; easygoing; placid (living without undue worry; taking life easy)

satisfied (filled with satisfaction)

self-satisfied; smug (marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction)

Also:

happy (enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure or good fortune)

pleased (experiencing or manifesting pleasure)


CONTENT (verb)


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Meaning:

Satisfy in a limited way

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Context example:

He contented himself with one glass of beer per day

Hypernyms (to "content" is one way to...):

circumscribe; confine; limit (restrict or confine,)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody PP


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Meaning:

Make content

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Context example:

I am contented

Hypernyms (to "content" is one way to...):

gratify; satisfy (make happy or satisfied)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The good news will content her

Antonym:

discontent (make dissatisfied)


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