Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “content”

content

adjective [after verb] uk   /kənˈtent/ us  
B2 pleased with your situation and not hoping for change or improvement: He seems fairly content with (his) life. [+ to infinitive] They're content to socialize with a very small circle of people.
contentment
noun [U] uk   /-mənt/ (also content) us  
His face wore a look of pure contentment.

content

noun uk   /ˈkɒn.tent/ us    /ˈkɑːn-/

content noun (SUBJECT)

contents [plural] B2 the list of articles or parts contained in a magazine or book, with the number of the page they begin on B2 [S or U] the ideas that are contained in a piece of writing, a speech, or a film: It's a very stylish and beautiful film, but it lacks content. We've discussed the unusual form of the book - now, what about the content?

content noun (AMOUNT)

contents [plural] B1 everything that is contained within something: The contents of his bag spilled all over the floor. He hardly needed to open the letter because he already knew the contents. C2 [S] the amount of a particular substance contained in something: Chocolate has a high fat content.

content

verb [T] uk   /kənˈtent/ us  
to make someone feel happy and satisfied: You're quite easily contented, aren't you? My explanation seemed to content him.
(Definition of content from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of content?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “content” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

look on the bright side

to find good things in a bad situation

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More