con•tent[[t]ˈkɒn tɛnt[/t]] n.1) Usu., contentsa) something that is contained:the contents of a box[/ex]b) the subjects or topics covered in a book or documentc) the chapters or other formal divisions of a book or document2) something expressed through some medium, as a work of art:a poetic form adequate to the content[/ex]3) significance or profundity; meaning:a clever play that lacks content[/ex]4) cvb substantive information or creative material viewed in contrast to its actual or potential manner of presentation: publishers, record companies, and other content providers; a flashy Web site, but without much content5) that which may be perceived in something:the latent content of a dream[/ex]6) power of containing; holding capacity7) volume, area, or extent; size8) the amount of a substance contained•Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME (< AF) < ML contentum, n. use of neut. of L contentus, ptp. of continēre to contain IIcon•tent[[t]kənˈtɛnt[/t]] adj.1) satisfied with what one is or has; not wanting more or anything else2) gov willing or resigned; assenting3) to make content4) the state or feeling of being contented; contentment5) gov (in the British House of Lords) an affirmative vote or voter•Etymology: 1400–50; late ME < MF < L contentus satisfied, orig. ptp. of continēre; see content I con•tent′ness, n.
From formal English to slang. 2014.