content

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noun
adjective

Noun[change]

Singular
content

Plural
contents

  1. (countable), (usually plural) The contents of a container, such as a bag, a file, a book etc., are the things that are in it.
    A couple of green plastic bags had torn open, and the contents had spilled out onto the floor.
    Scientists examined the contents of the dead bird's stomach.
    The students were generally happy with the course content and the instructor.
    More writing could improve students' content knowledge as well as their writing skills.
  2. (countable), (singular) The fat, water, alcohol, etc. content of something is the amount of that substance in something else.
    The red wine had a deep color and high alcohol content.
  3. (uncountable) Content is the feeling of being happy and satisfied.
    She could sleep to her heart's content.

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Adjective[change]

Positive
content

Comparative
more content

Superlative
most content

  1. (only after linking verbs) If someone is content, they are happy and satisfied.
    She had always been perfectly content to live in the city.
    Women with many friends are actually less content with their lives than those with a smaller group of friends.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
content

Third-person singular
contents

Past tense
contented

Past participle
contented

Present participle
contenting

  1. (transitive) If somebody contents themselves with something, they accept it even though they wanted something different.