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Definition 1: something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where content or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

Synonyms for content in the sense of this definition

(content is a kind of ...) a separate and self-contained entity

(... is part of content) graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept

"he painted scenes from everyday life" "figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment"

Definition 2: the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for content in the sense of this definition

(content is a kind of ...) the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

(... is a kind of content ) the concept of emptying one's own will and receive God's will, in Catholicism

(... is a kind of content ) a rejection of belief

(... is a kind of content ) a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion

(... is a kind of content ) the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it

"the ends justify the means"

(... is a kind of content ) knowledge acquired by learning and instruction

"it was clear that he had a very broad education"

(... is a kind of content ) the content of direct observation or participation in an event

"he had a religious experience" "he recalled the experience vividly"

(... is a kind of content ) all the knowledge and values shared by a society

(... is a kind of content ) knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote

"early peoples passed on plant and animal lore through legend"

(... is a kind of content ) the lack of knowledge or education

(... is a kind of content ) the content of a particular field of knowledge

(... is a kind of content ) any cognitive content held as true

(... is a kind of content ) a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image

(... is a kind of content ) an inherited pattern of thought or action

(... is a kind of content ) the focus of cognitions or feelings

"objects of thought" "the object of my affection"

(... is a kind of content ) anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking

(... is a kind of content ) the intellectual conception of a thing as it is in itself, not as it is known through perception

(... is a kind of content ) everything stated or assumed in a given discussion

(... is a kind of content ) some situation or event that is thought about

"he kept drifting off the topic" "he had been thinking about the subject for several years" "it is a matter for the police"

(... is a kind of content ) an important question that is in dispute and must be settled

"the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone" "politicians never discuss the real issues"

(... is a kind of content ) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

"it was not a good idea" "the thought never entered my mind"

(... is a kind of content ) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

"the gist of the prosecutor's argument" "the heart and soul of the Republican Party" "the nub of the story"

(... is a kind of content ) accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment

(... is a kind of content ) knowledge about knowledge

Definition 3: what a communication that is about something is about - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for content in the sense of this definition

(content is a kind of ...) something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

(... is a kind of content ) the expression of disapproval

(... is a kind of content ) (often used with `pay') a formal expression of esteem

"he paid his respects to the mayor"

(... is a kind of content ) an expression of lack of respect

(... is a kind of content ) a message (spoken or written) that is introduced or inserted

"with the help of his friend's interpolations his story was eventually told" "with many insertions in the margins"

(... is a kind of content ) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

"according to his statement he was in London on that day"

(... is a kind of content ) a nonverbal message

"a Cadillac makes a statement about who you are" "his tantrums are a statement of his need for attention"

(... is a kind of content ) a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

(... is a kind of content ) a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof

"his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"

(... is a kind of content ) a message describing how something is to be done

"he gave directions faster than she could follow them"

(... is a kind of content ) something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)

(... is a kind of content ) something offered (as a proposal or bid)

"noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"

(... is a kind of content ) something (manuscripts or architectural plans and models or estimates or works of art of all genres etc.) submitted for the judgment of others (as in a competition)

"several of his submissions were rejected by publishers" "what was the date of submission of your proposal?"

(... is a kind of content ) a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program

"his narrative was interesting" "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"

(... is a kind of content ) a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution

"the packaging of new ideas"

(... is a kind of content ) subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes

(... is a kind of content ) a message expressing a favorable opinion

"words of approval seldom passed his lips"

(... is a kind of content ) a message that makes a pledge

(... is a kind of content ) the central message of a communication

"the body of the message was short"

(... is a kind of content ) (dated slang) a remarkable or excellent thing or person

"that story was a corker"

(... is a kind of content ) a message that helps you remember something

"he ignored his wife's reminders"

(... is a kind of content ) a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority

(... is a kind of content ) a written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a petition to an authority

(... is a kind of content ) (psychoanalysis) hidden meaning of a fantasy or dream

(... is a kind of content ) the subject matter of a conversation or discussion

"he didn't want to discuss that subject" "it was a very sensitive topic" "his letters were always on the theme of love"

(... is a kind of content ) a message that departs from the main subject

(... is a kind of content ) the message that is intended or expressed or signified

"what is the meaning of this sentence" "the significance of a red traffic light" "the signification of Chinese characters" "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"

(... is a kind of content ) a message that seems to convey no meaning

(... is a kind of content ) a worthless message

(... is a kind of content ) a statement acknowledging something or someone

"she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment" "the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"

(... is a kind of content ) a message refusing to accept something that is offered

(... is a kind of content ) a message received and understood

(... is a kind of content ) something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

(... is a kind of content ) a sensational message (in a film or play or novel)

Definition 4: (usually plural) everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something - [noun denoting group]

Samples where content or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he emptied the contents of his pockets
  • the two groups were similar in content

Synonyms for content in the sense of this definition

(content is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

Definition 5: the amount that can be contained - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where content or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons

Synonyms for content in the sense of this definition

(content is a kind of ...) the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object

"the gas expanded to twice its original volume"

(... is a kind of content ) the maximum amount of air that can be exhaled after a maximum inhalation (usually tested with a spirometer); used to determine the condition of lung tissue

Definition 6: the proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc. - [noun denoting linkdef]

(content is a kind of ...) the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole

Definition 7: the state of being contented with your situation in life - [noun denoting state]

Samples where content or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he relaxed in sleepy contentedness
  • they could read to their heart's content

Synonyms for content in the sense of this definition

(content is a kind of ...) the state of being acceptable and accepted

"torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"

Definition 8: satisfy in a limited way - [verb of consumption]

Samples where content or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He contented himself with one glass of beer per day

(content is a kind of ...) fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction

"does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?" "This job doesn't match my dreams" "meet a need"

Definition 9: make content - [verb of emotion]

Samples where content or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am contented

(content is a kind of ...) make happy or satisfied

Definition 10: satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where content or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a contented smile

Synonyms for content in the sense of this definition

(content is similar to ...) contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions

"he had become complacent after years of success" "his self-satisfied dignity"

(content is similar to ...) filled with satisfaction

"a satisfied customer"

(content is similar to ...) marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction

"a smug glow of self-congratulation"

(means also ...) enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure

"a happy smile" "spent many happy days on the beach" "a happy marriage"

(means also ...) experiencing or manifesting pleasure

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