con·tent /ˈkɑnˌtɛnt/ 名詞
Con·tent a. 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 rai
ment, let us be therewith content. --1 Tim. vi. 8.
Con·tent n.; usually in pl., Contents.
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. [Obs.]
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, or Contents, a table or list of topics in a book, showing their order and the place where they may be found: a summary.
Con·tent 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.
Syn: -- To satisfy; appease; please. See Satiate.
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. [Obs.]
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.
adj : satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are;
"a contented smile" [syn: contented] [ant: discontented]
n 1: everything that is included in a collection; "he emptied the
contents of his pockets"; "the two groups were similar
2: what a communication that is about something is about [syn:
message, subject matter, substance]
3: the proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture
or alloy etc.
4: the amount that can be contained; "the gas tank has a
capacity of 12 gallons" [syn: capacity]
5: the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or
learned [syn: cognitive content, mental object]
6: the state of being contented with your situation in life;
"he relaxed in sleepy contentedness"; "they could read to
their heart's content" [syn: contentedness]
7: something (a person or object or scene) selected by an
artist or photographer for graphic representation; "a
moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still
picture of the same subject" [syn: subject, depicted
v 1: satisfy in a limited way; "He contented himself with one
glass of beer per day"
2: make content; "I am contented" [ant: discontent]