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Contentment and Content Definitions

Contentment

The state of being contented; satisfaction.

Content

Often contents Something contained, as in a receptacle
The contents of my desk drawer.
The contents of an aerosol can.

Contentment

A source of satisfaction
The contentments of a comfortable retirement.

Content

The individual items or topics that are dealt with in a publication or document
A table of contents.

Contentment

The state or degree of being contented or satisfied.
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Content

The material, including text and images, that constitutes a publication or document.

Contentment

Happiness in one's situation; satisfaction

Content

The substance or significance of a written work, especially as contrasted with its form.

Contentment

The neurophysiological experience of satisfaction and being at ease in one's situation, body, and/or mind.

Content

Information, such as text, video, and sound, usually as contrasted with its format of presentation
A television producer looking for content that was more entertaining.
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Contentment

The state of being contented or satisfied; content.
Contentment without external honor is humility.
Godliness with contentment is great gain.

Content

The proportion of a specified substance
Eggs have a high protein content.

Contentment

The act or process of contenting or satisfying; as, the contentment of avarice is impossible.

Content

Contentment; satisfaction.

Contentment

Gratification; pleasure; satisfaction.
At Paris the prince spent one whole day to give his mind some contentment in viewing of a famous city.

Content

Desiring no more than what one has; satisfied.

Contentment

Happiness with one's situation in life

Content

Ready to accept or acquiesce; willing
She was content to step down after four years as chief executive.

Content

To make content or satisfied
Contented himself with one piece of cake.

Content

Satisfied, pleased, contented.

Content

(obsolete) Contained.

Content

Satisfaction, contentment; pleasure.
They were in a state of sleepy content after supper.

Content

(obsolete) Acquiescence without examination.

Content

That which contents or satisfies; that which if attained would make one happy.

Content

An expression of assent to a bill or motion; an affirmative vote.

Content

A member who votes in assent.

Content

(uncountable) That which is contained.

Content

Subject matter; semantic information (or a portion or body thereof); that which is contained in writing, speech, video, etc.
Although eloquently delivered, the content of the speech was objectionable.
Some online video creators upload new content every day.
Prolific creators manage their voluminous content with any of various content management systems.

Content

The amount of material contained; contents.
Light beer has a lower alcohol content than regular beer.

Content

(obsolete) Capacity for containing.

Content

(mathematics) 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); length, area or volume, generalized to an arbitrary number of dimensions. Category:en:Higher-dimensional geometry

Content

The greatest common divisor of the coefficients; (of a polynomial with coefficients in an integral domain) the common factor of the coefficients which, when removed, leaves the adjusted coefficients with no common factor that is noninvertible.

Content

(archaic) Alright, agreed.

Content

(transitive) To give contentment or satisfaction; to satisfy; to make happy.
You can't have any more - you'll have to content yourself with what you already have.

Content

To satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite.

Content

Contained within limits; hence, having the desires limited by that which one has; not disposed to repine or grumble; satisfied; contented; at rest.
Having food and raiment, let us be therewith content.

Content

That which is contained; the thing or things held by a receptacle or included within specified limits; as, the contents of a cask or bale or of a room; the contents of a book.
I shall prove these writings . . . authentic, and the contents true, and worthy of a divine original.

Content

Power of containing; capacity; extent; size.
Strong ship's, of great content.

Content

Area or quantity of space or matter contained within certain limits; as, solid contents; superficial contents.
The geometrical content, figure, and situation of all the lands of a kingdom.

Content

Rest or quietness of the mind in one's present condition; freedom from discontent; satisfaction; contentment; moderate happiness.
Such is the fullness of my heart's content.

Content

Acquiescence without examination.
The sense they humbly take upon content.

Content

That which contents or satisfies; that which if attained would make one happy.
So will I in England work your grace's full content.

Content

An expression of assent to a bill or motion; an affirmative vote; also, a member who votes "Content.".
Supposing the number of "Contents" and "Not contents" strictly equal in number and consequence.

Content

To satisfy the desires of; to make easy in any situation; to appease or quiet; to gratify; to please.
Do not content yourselves with obscure and confused ideas, where clearer are to be attained.
Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them.

Content

To satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite.
Come the next Sabbath, and I will content you.

Content

Everything that is included in a collection;
He emptied the contents of his pockets
The two groups were similar in content

Content

What a communication that is about something is about

Content

The proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.

Content

The amount that can be contained;
The gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons

Content

The sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

Content

The state of being contented with your situation in life;
He relaxed in sleepy contentedness
They could read to their heart's content

Content

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

Content

Satisfy in a limited way;
He contented himself with one glass of beer per day

Content

Make content;
I am contented

Content

Satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are;
A contented smile

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