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King James Dictionary [1]

Content, a. L., to be held to hold. Literally, held, contained within limits hence, quiet not disturbed having a mind at peace easy satisfied, so as not to repine, object, or oppose.

Content with science in the vale of peace.

Having food and raiment, let us be therewith content.  1 Timothy 6 .


1. To satisfy the mind to make quiet, so as to stop complaint or opposition to appease to make easy in any situation used chiefly with the reciprocal pronoun.

Do not content yourselves with obscure and confused ideas, where clearer are to be obtained.

Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas.  Mark 15 .

2. To please or gratify.

It doth much content me, to hear him so inclined.

Content, n.

1. Rest or quietness of the mind in the present condition satisfaction which holds the mind in peace, restraining complaint, opposition, or further desire, and often implying a moderate degree of happiness.

A wise content his even soul securd By want not shaken, nor by wealth allurd.

2. Acquiescence satisfaction without examination.

The style is excellent the sense they humbly take upon content.

3. The term used in the House of Lords in England, to express an assent to a bill or motion.

Content, n.

1. Often in the plural, contents. That which is contained the thing or things held, included or comprehended within a limit or line as the contents of a cask or bale of a room or a ship the contents of a book or writing. 2. In geometry, the area or quantity of matter or space included in certain lines. 3. The power of containing capacity extent within limits as a ship of great content.

But in this sense the plural is generally used.

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): (n.) An expression of assent to a bill or motion; an affirmative vote; also, a member who votes "Content.".

(2): (n.) 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.

(3): (a.) To satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite.

(4): (n.) Rest or quietness of the mind in one's present condition; freedom from discontent; satisfaction; contentment; moderate happiness.

(5): (n.) Acquiescence without examination.

(6): (n.) That which contents or satisfies; that which if attained would make one happy.

(7): (n.) Power of containing; capacity; extent; size.

(8): (a.) To satisfy the desires of; to make easy in any situation; to appease or quiet; to gratify; to please.

(9): (n.) Area or quantity of space or matter contained within certain limits; as, solid contents; superficial contents.

(10): (a.) Contained within limits; hence, having the desires limited by that which one has; not disposed to repine or grumble; satisfied; contented; at rest.