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(1)   Satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
"A contented smile"


(2)   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"
(3)   The sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
(4)   What a communication that is about something is about
(5)   Everything that is included in a collection
"He emptied the contents of his pockets"
"The two groups were similar in content"
(6)   The amount that can be contained
"The gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons"
(7)   The proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.
(8)   The state of being contented with your situation in life
"He relaxed in sleepy contentedness"
"They could read to their heart's content"


(9)   Satisfy in a limited way
"He contented himself with one glass of beer per day"
(10)   Make content
"I am contented"

Etymology 1

From , prop. pp. of ; see contain.


  1. That which is contained.
  2. Subject matter; substance.
  3. The amount of material contained.
  4. The n-dimensional space contained by an n-dimensional polytope (called volume in the case of a polyhedron and area in the case of a polygon).
  5. See contents.

Etymology 2

From < < , prop. pp. of ; see contain.


  1. Satisfied; in a state of satisfaction.

Etymology 3

From < ; see content as a verb.


  1. Satisfaction; contentment
    They were in a state of sleepy content afterward.

Etymology 4

From < < ; see content as an adjective.


  1. To give contentment or satisfaction; to satisfy; to gratify; to appease.
    You can't have any more - you'll have to content yourself with what you already have.