con·tent1 / kənˈtent/ • adj. in a state of peaceful happiness: he seemed more content, less bitter. ∎ satisfied with a certain level of achievement, good fortune, etc., and not wishing for more: to be content with third place.• v. [tr.] satisfy (someone): nothing would content her. ∎ (content oneself with) accept as adequate despite wanting more or better.• n. 1. a state of satisfaction.2. a member of the British House of Lords who votes for a particular motion.PHRASES: to one's heart's content to the full extent of one's desires.con·tent2 / ˈkänˌtent/ • n. 1. (usu. contents) the things that are held or included in something: he picked up the correspondence and scanned the contents. ∎ [usu. in sing.] the amount of a particular constituent occurring in a substance: milk with a low-fat content. ∎ (contents or table of contents) a list of the titles of chapters or sections contained in a book or periodical.2. the substance or material dealt with in a speech, literary work, etc., as distinct from its form or style: the outward form and precise content of the messages.DERIVATIVES: con·tent·less adj.
So content vb., contentment XV.