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con·tent 1

1. often contents Something contained, as in a receptacle: the contents of my desk drawer; the contents of an aerosol can.
2. often contents
a. The individual items or topics that are dealt with in a publication or document: a table of contents.
b. The material, including text and images, that constitutes a publication or document.
a. The substance or significance of a written work, especially as contrasted with its form.
b. 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.
4. The proportion of a specified substance: Eggs have a high protein content.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin contentum, neuter past participle of Latin continēre, to contain; see contain.]

con·tent 2

1. Desiring no more than what one has; satisfied.
2. Ready to accept or acquiesce; willing: She was content to step down after four years as chief executive.
tr.v. con·tent·ed, con·tent·ing, con·tents
To make content or satisfied: contented himself with one piece of cake.
Contentment; satisfaction.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin contentus, past participle of continēre, to restrain; see contain.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contents - a list of divisions (chapters or articles) and the pages on which they startcontents - a list of divisions (chapters or articles) and the pages on which they start
list, listing - a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
publication - a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
table, tabular array - a set of data arranged in rows and columns; "see table 1"
فهرسمُحْتَوياتمُحْتَوَياتمُحْتَوَيات الكِتاب، فَهْرَس
kazalo vsebinevsebina
içindekileriçerikiçinde bulunan şeyler
vật chứa bên trong


(ˈkontent) noun
1. the subject matter (of a book, speech etc). the content of his speech.
2. the amount of something contained. Oranges have a high vitamin C content.
ˈcontents noun plural
1. the things contained in something. He drank the contents of the bottle.
2. a list of the things contained especially in a book. Look up the contents at the beginning of the book.


مُحْتَوَيات obsah indhold Inhalt περιεχόμενα contenido sisältö contenu sadržaj contenuto 目次 목차 inhoud innhold spis treści conteúdo содержимое innehåll จำนวนสิ่งของที่บรรจุอยู่ içindekiler vật chứa bên trong 所含之物
References in classic literature ?
Teddy never seals mine," said Jo next day, as she distributed the contents of the little post office.
Tom Swift, who had been slowly looking through the pages of a magazine, in the contents of which he seemed to be deeply interested, turned the final folio, ruffled the sheets back again to look at a certain map and drawing, and then, slapping the book down on a table before him, with a noise not unlike that of a shot, exclaimed:
Shimerda opened the bag and stirred the contents with her hand, it gave out a salty, earthy smell, very pungent, even among the other odours of that cave.
Pontellier was always very generous with the contents of such a box; she was quite used to receiving them when away from home.
When their foes, who had leaped over the black rocks that divided them, with long bounds, uttering the wildest yells, were within a few rods, the rifle of Hawkeye slowly rose among the shrubs, and poured out its fatal contents.
A milkman was distributing the contents of his cans from door to door; and the harsh peal of a fisherman's conch shell was heard far off, around the corner.
Finally, though, as will soon be revealed, its contents partly comprise the most delicate oil; yet, you are now to be apprised of the nature of the substance which so impregnably invests all that apparent effeminacy.
Over this document the family pored long, while Ona spelled out its contents.
I do not know where to find in any literature, ancient or modern, any account which contents me of that Nature with which even I am acquainted.
The next morning Sandy assembled the swine in the dining-room and gave them their breakfast, waiting upon them personally and manifesting in every way the deep reverence which the natives of her island, ancient and modern, have always felt for rank, let its outward casket and the mental and moral contents be what they may.
It is not permitted to make use of the work in question to a publication of the same contents as well as to the pirated edition of it.
It is easily supposable that the thief was concealed in the house; that he knew of this box, and of its owner's habit of counting its contents and arranging his accounts at night--if he had that habit, which I do not assert, of course--that he tried to take the box while its owner slept, but made a noise and was seized, and had to use the knife to save himself from capture; and that he fled without his booty because he heard help coming.