- something that is contained: the contents of a box.
- the subjects or topics covered in a book or document.
- the chapters or other formal divisions of a book or document: a table of contents.
- Mathematics.the greatest common divisor of all the coefficients of a given polynomial.Compare primitive polynomial.
- any abstraction of the concept of length, area, or volume.
- contempt of court,
- content analysis,
- content farm,
- content marketing,
- content provider,
- content word
Origin of content1
verb (used with object)
Origin of content2
Examples from the Web for content
“It happens very often that the form smothers the content,” he says.Christoph Waltz on Bond, Burton, and Channeling His Inner Darkness|Marlow Stern|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And while the HBOs and the Netflixs of the world are trying to deliver their content in new ways, so to are service providers.
YouTube has signed up over a million partners (people who agree to run ads over their videos to make money from their content).
It has never been and cannot be a “media company” that markets “content.”Facebook Prince Purges The New Republic: Inside the Destruction of a 100-Year-Old Magazine|Lloyd Grove|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The very nature of going “viral” is that it requires the content to be instantly, freely shareable.Death of the Author by Viral Infection: In Defense of Taylor Swift, Digital Doomsayer|Arthur Chu|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here they settled down submissively and appeared to be content with their existing condition.The Indians' Last Fight|Dennis Collins
Each member was allowed to mount his favorite hobby, and ride it to his heart's content.
Established in Edo, at the Yoshida Goten, all went mad with content in their beautiful surroundings.Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)|James S. De Benneville
And why art thou not content to pass through this short time in an orderly way?Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus|Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
It is as though two earthly lovers, in full sight and nearness, are filled each for each with great love, and are content.The Golden Fountain|Lilian Staveley
- the chapters or divisions of a book
- a list, printed at the front of a book, of chapters or divisions together with the number of the first page of each
Word Origin for content
Word Origin for content
early 15c., from Middle French contenter, from content (adj.) "satisfied," from Latin contentus "contained, satisfied," past participle of continere (see contain). Sense evolved through "contained," "restrained," to "satisfied," as the contented person's desires are bound by what he or she already has. Related: Contented; contentedly.
c.1400, from Old French content, "satisfied," from Latin contentus "contained, satisfied," past participle of continere (see contain). Related: Contently (largely superseded by contentedly).
"that which is contained," early 15c., from Latin contentum, contenta, noun use of past participle of continere (see contain). Meaning "satisfaction" is from 1570s; heart's content is from 1590s (Shakespeare).
see to one's heart's content.