- 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.
Origin of content1
verb (used with object)
Origin of content2
Synonyms for content
Antonyms for content
Related Words for contentfulfilled, willing, contented, satisfied, comfortable, substance, text, idea, matter, composition, subject, size, satisfy, gratify, reconcile, captivate, tickle, indulge, suffice, gratified
Examples from the Web for content
Contemporary Examples of content
“It happens very often that the form smothers the content,” he says.Christoph Waltz on Bond, Burton, and Channeling His Inner Darkness
December 25, 2014
And while the HBOs and the Netflixs of the world are trying to deliver their content in new ways, so to are service providers.Binge Watching is the New Bonding Time
The Daily Beast
December 10, 2014
YouTube has signed up over a million partners (people who agree to run ads over their videos to make money from their content).How Much Money Does a Band Really Make on Tour?
December 8, 2014
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
December 5, 2014
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
December 3, 2014
Historical Examples of content
But I was not content with the first view that had been afforded me at the Exchange.
Until the furies got hold of him he was a simple soul, content with simple things.
Dick would be content if she went about in raiment made of dusters and bath towels.
Then even if it doesn't sell, even if nobody reads it, I will be content.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
It is a patent declaration: "This is only a play; laugh and we are content."The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
- 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.