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·tents n. pl. See Content, n.
n : a list of divisions (chapters or articles) and the pages on
which they start [syn: table of contents]