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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Content  \Con*tent"\,  n. 
  1.  Rest  or  quietness  of  the  mind  in  one's  present  condition; 
  freedom  from  discontent;  satisfaction;  contentment; 
  moderate  happiness. 
 
  Such  is  the  fullness  of  my  heart's  content.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Acquiescence  without  examination.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  sense  they  humbly  take  upon  content.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  That  which  contents  or  satisfies;  that  which  if  attained 
  would  make  one  happy. 
 
  So  will  I  in  England  work  your  grace's  full  content. 
  --Shak. 
 
  4.  (Eng.  House  of  Lords)  An  expression  of  assent  to  a  bill  or 
  motion;  an  affirmative  vote;  also  a  member  who  votes 
  ``Content.''. 
 
  Supposing  the  number  of  ``Contents''  and  ``Not 
  contents''  strictly  equal  in  number  and  consequence. 
  --Burke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Content  \Con*tent"\  (k[o^]n*t[e^]nt"),  a.  [F.  content,  fr  L. 
  contentus,  p.  p.  of  contenire  to  hold  together,  restrain.  See 
  {Contain}.] 
  Contained  within  limits;  hence  having  the  desires  limited  by 
  that  which  one  has  not  disposed  to  repine  or  grumble; 
  satisfied;  contented;  at  rest. 
 
  Having  food  and  rai  ment,  let  us  be  therewith  content. 
  --1  Tim.  vi 
  8. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Content  \Con"tent\  (k[o^]n"t[e^]nt  or  k[o^]n*t[e^]nt";  277),  n.; 
  usually  in  pl.,  {Contents}. 
  1.  That  which  is  contained;  the  thing  or  things  held  by  a 
  receptacle  or  included  within  specified  limits;  as  the 
  contents  of  a  cask  or  bale  or  of  a  room  the  contents  of  a 
  book. 
 
  I  shall  prove  these  writings  .  .  .  authentic,  and 
  the  contents  true,  and  worthy  of  a  divine  original. 
  --Grew. 
 
  2.  Power  of  containing;  capacity;  extent;  size.  [Obs.] 
 
  Strong  ship's,  of  great  content.  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  (Geom.)  Area  or  quantity  of  space  or  matter  contained 
  within  certain  limits;  as  solid  contents;  superficial 
  contents. 
 
  The  geometrical  content,  figure,  and  situation  of 
  all  the  lands  of  a  kingdom.  --Graunt. 
 
  {Table  of  contents},  or  {Contents},  a  table  or  list  of  topics 
  in  a  book,  showing  their  order  and  the  place  where  they 
  may  be  found:  a  summary. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Content  \Con*tent"\,  v.  t.  [F.  contenter,  LL  contentare  fr  L. 
  contentus,  p.  p.  See  {Content},  a.] 
  1.  To  satisfy  the  desires  of  to  make  easy  in  any  situation; 
  to  appease  or  quiet;  to  gratify;  to  please. 
 
  Do  not  content  yourselves  with  obscure  and  confused 
  ideas,  where  clearer  are  to  be  attained.  --I.  Watts. 
 
  Pilate,  willing  to  content  the  people,  released 
  Barabbas  unto  them  --Mark  xv  15. 
 
  2.  To  satisfy  the  expectations  of  to  pay  to  requite. 
 
  Come  the  next  Sabbath,  and  I  will  content  you 
  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  satisfy;  appease;  plese.  See  {Satiate}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  content 
  adj  1:  satisfied  or  showing  satisfaction  with  things  as  they  are 
  "a  contented  smile"  [syn:  {contented},  {content(p)}] 
  [ant:  {discontented}] 
  2:  satisfied;  enjoying  well-being  and  contentment;  "felt 
  content  with  her  lot";  "quite  happy  to  let  things  go  on  as 
  they  are"  [syn:  {content(p)},  {happy}] 
  n  1:  everything  that  is  included  in  a  collection;  "he  emptied  the 
  contents  of  his  pockets";  "the  two  groups  were  similar 
  in  content" 
  2:  what  a  communication  that  is  about  something  is  about  [syn: 
  {message},  {subject  matter},  {substance}] 
  3:  the  proportion  of  a  substance  that  is  contained  in  a  mixture 
  or  alloy  etc 
  4:  the  amount  that  can  be  contained;  "the  gas  tank  has  a 
  capacity  of  12  gallons"  [syn:  {capacity}] 
  5:  the  sum  or  range  of  what  has  been  perceived,  discovered,  or 
  learned  [syn:  {cognitive  content},  {mental  object}] 
  6:  the  state  of  being  contented  with  your  situation  in  life; 
  "he  relaxed  in  sleepy  contentedness";  "they  could  read  to 
  their  heart's  content"  [syn:  {contentedness}] 
  7:  something  (a  person  or  object  or  scene)  selected  by  an 
  artist  or  photographer  for  graphic  representation;  "a 
  moving  picture  of  a  train  is  more  dramatic  than  a  still 
  picture  of  the  same  subject"  [syn:  {subject},  {depicted 
  object}] 
  v  1:  satisfy  in  a  limited  way  "He  limited  himself  to  three 
  glasses  of  beer  last  night" 
  2:  make  content;  "I  am  contented"  [ant:  {discontent}] 




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