[ kuhn-tent ]
/ kənˈtɛnt /
satisfied with what one is or has; not wanting more or anything else.
British. agreeing; assenting.
verb (used with object)
to make content: These things content me.
the state or feeling of being contented; satisfaction; contentment: His content was threatened.
(in the British House of Lords) an affirmative vote or voter.
Origin of content2
1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin contentus satisfied, special use of past participle of continēre; see content1
Related formscon·tent·a·ble, adjectivecon·tent·ly, adverbcon·tent·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for contentable
France will be contentable with something in the Netherlands; what else can she want of us?History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for contentable (1 of 2)
/ (ˈkɒntɛnt) /
(often plural) everything that is inside a containerthe contents of a box
- 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
the meaning or significance of a poem, painting, or other work of art, as distinguished from its style or form
all that is contained or dealt with in a discussion, piece of writing, etc; substance
the capacity or size of a thing
the proportion of a substance contained in an alloy, mixture, etcthe lead content of petrol
Word Origin for content
C15: from Latin contentus contained, from continēre to contain
British Dictionary definitions for contentable (2 of 2)
/ (kənˈtɛnt) /
mentally or emotionally satisfied with things as they are
assenting to or willing to accept circumstances, a proposed course of action, etc
(tr) to make (oneself or another person) content or satisfiedto content oneself with property
peace of mind; mental or emotional satisfaction
British (in the House of Lords) a formal expression of assent, as opposed to the expression not content
Derived Formscontently, adverbcontentment, noun
Word Origin for content
C14: from Old French, from Latin contentus contented, that is, having restrained desires, from continēre to restrain
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Medicine definitions for contentable
[ kŏn′tĕnt′ ]
Something contained, as in a receptacle.
The proportion of a specified substance present in something else, as of protein in a food.
The subject matter or essential meaning of something, especially a dream.
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Idioms and Phrases with contentable
see to one's heart's content.
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