Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “content”

content

noun (AMOUNT)    /ˈkɒn.tent/ US  /ˈkɑːn-/
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.Including and containingComprising and consisting of C2 [S] the amount of a particular substance contained in something: Chocolate has a high fat content.General words for size and amount Grammar:Content or contents?Content and contents are nouns.See more
(Definition of content noun (AMOUNT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of content

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Including and containing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Including and excluding topic area:

Definitions of “content” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

friendship

a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More