contentcon‧tent1 /ˈkɒntent $ ˈkɑːn-/ ●●●S3W2 noun1 →contents2[singular]DFPART the amount of a substance that is contained in something, especially food or drinkfat/protein/alcohol etc contentthe fat content of cheesewater with a low salt content3[singular, uncountable]IDEA the ideas, facts, or opinions that are contained in a speech, piece of writing, film, programme etcThe content of the media course includes scripting, editing, and camera work.4[singular, uncountable] the information contained in a website, considered separately from the software that makes the website workThe graphics are brilliant. It’s just a shame the content is so poor.
content• All he needs is a good book to read and he is quite content.• The baby sat on its mother's lap, perfectly content.• Unlike many others, Church was not content to depict the Falls from one or two vantage points.• We were perfectly content to go on walking until it got dark.• Melville is content to let his story flow and ebb.• They were quite content to let it fall down.• He rarely talked about his own work, and was content to listen to the experiences of others.• At the moment my mother seems content to take things slowly.• Carla seems pretty much content with her life.• He was a strong, vital man, successful and content with his life.• He had got under her skin, and after half an hour she went home alone, not content with second-best.content with• I am content with my job, my home, and my family.contentcontent3 /kənˈtent/ noun [uncountable]1literaryHAPPYSATISFIED a feeling of quiethappiness and satisfaction2 →do something to your heart’s content
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content• Ferroan dolomite Pale to deep turquoise with increasing Fecontent.• In other words, information received must have the same content and organization as information sent.contentcontent4 /kənˈtent/ verb [transitive]1 →content yourself with (doing) something2HAPPYSATISFIED formal to make someone feel happy and satisfiedI was no longer satisfied with the life that had hitherto contented me.→ See Verb table
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content• Jones, shouldershunched against the numbingcold, contented himself with a quiet display.• Corbett could scarcely understand some of the accents and contented himself with gazing around.From King Business Dictionarycontentcon‧tent /ˈkɒntentˈkɑːn-/ noun1contents [plural] the things that are inside a bag, box, room etcThe contents of the suitcase were seized by the police.2contents [plural] the things that are written in a letter, document, book etcHe refused to disclose the contents of the report. (=say what was in the report)3[uncountable] the amount of a substance that is contained in somethingThe beer has an alcohol content of 2.6%.Coal has a high sulfur content.4[uncountable] the materials, parts etc that a product containsEight states require a minimum percentage of recycled content (=materials that have already been used) in packaging. →local contentOrigincontent2(1400-1500)FrenchLatincontentus; → CONTENT2