Content

Definition of Content

Con`tent´   Pronunciation: kǒn`tĕnt´
a.1.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.
- 1 Tim. vi. 8.
n.1.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.
- Grew.
2.Power of containing; capacity; extent; size.
Strong ship's, of great content.
- Bacon.
3.(Geom.) 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.
- Graunt.
Table of contents
a table or list of topics in a book, showing their order and the place where they may be found: a summary.
v. t.1.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.
- I. Watts.
Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them.
- Mark xv. 15.
2.To satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite.
Come the next Sabbath, and I will content you.
- Shak.
n.1.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.
- Shak.
2.Acquiescence without examination.
The sense they humbly take upon content.
- Pope.
3.That which contents or satisfies; that which if attained would make one happy.
So will I in England work your grace's full content.
- Shak.
4.(Eng. House of Lords) 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.
- Burke.

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