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 for content
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Content \Con*tent"\, n.
     1. Rest or quietness of the mind in one's present condition;
        freedom from discontent; satisfaction; contentment;
        moderate happiness.
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              Such is the fullness of my heart's content. --Shak.
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     2. Acquiescence without examination. [Obs.]
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              The sense they humbly take upon content. --Pope.
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     3. That which contents or satisfies; that which if attained
        would make one happy.
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              So will I in England work your grace's full content.
                                                    --Shak.
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     4. (Eng. House of Lords) An expression of assent to a bill or
        motion; an affirmative vote; also, a member who votes
        "Content.".
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              Supposing the number of "Contents" and "Not
              contents" strictly equal in number and consequence.
                                                    --Burke.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Content \Con*tent"\, v. t. [F. contenter, LL. contentare, fr. L.
     contentus, p. p. See Content, a.]
     1. To satisfy the desires of; to make easy in any situation;
        to appease or quiet; to gratify; to please.
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              Do not content yourselves with obscure and confused
              ideas, where clearer are to be attained. --I. Watts.
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              Pilate, willing to content the people, released
              Barabbas unto them.                   --Mark xv. 15.
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     2. To satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite.
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              Come the next Sabbath, and I will content you.
                                                    --Shak.
  
     Syn: To satisfy; appease; please. See Satiate.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Content \Con*tent"\ (k[o^]n*t[e^]nt"), a. [F. content, fr. L.
     contentus, p. p. of contenire to hold together, restrain. See
     Contain.]
     Contained within limits; hence, having the desires limited by
     that which one has; not disposed to repine or grumble;
     satisfied; contented; at rest.
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           Having food and rai ment, let us be therewith content.
                                                    --1 Tim. vi.
                                                    8.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Content \Con"tent\ (k[o^]n"t[e^]nt or k[o^]n*t[e^]nt"; 277), 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.
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              I shall prove these writings . . . authentic, and
              the contents true, and worthy of a divine original.
                                                    --Grew.
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     2. Power of containing; capacity; extent; size. [Obs.]
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              Strong ship's, of great content.      --Bacon.
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     3. (Geom.) Area or quantity of space or matter contained
        within certain limits; as, solid contents; superficial
        contents.
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              The geometrical content, figure, and situation of
              all the lands of a kingdom.           --Graunt.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  content
      adj 1: satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they
             are; "a contented smile" [syn: contented, content]
             [ant: discontent, discontented]
      n 1: everything that is included in a collection and that is
           held or included in something; "he emptied the contents of
           his pockets"; "the two groups were similar in content"
      2: what a communication that is about something is about [syn:
         message, content, 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, content]
      5: the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or
         learned [syn: content, 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, content]
      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, content, depicted object]
      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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  213 Moby Thesaurus words for "content":
     acceptance, accepting, accommodation, accordant,
     achieve inner harmony, acquiescent, acquiescing, affirmative,
     agreeable, agreed, agreeing, alacritous, amenable, amusement,
     animal pleasure, appease, approving, ardent, assentatious,
     assenting, at ease, bewitch, bodily pleasure, burden, capacity,
     captivate, carnal delight, census, charm, charmed, cheer, cheerful,
     comfort, comfortable, compliable, compliant, components, composed,
     composition, composure, conceding, concessive, consentient,
     consenting, constituents, contented, contentedness, contentment,
     contents, cooperative, cordage, coziness, cozy, creature comforts,
     delight, delighted, disposed, divisions, docile, eager, ease, easy,
     easygoing, elements, endorsing, endpleasure, enjoyment, enrapture,
     entertainment, enthusiastic, entire satisfaction, essence,
     eupeptic, euphoria, euphoric, exhilarated, fain, favorable,
     favorably disposed, favorably impressed with, favorably inclined,
     felicity, forepleasure, forward, fruition, fulfilled, fulfillment,
     fun, game, glad, gladden, gladsome, gratification, gratified,
     gratify, great satisfaction, gusto, guts, happiness, happy,
     hearty enjoyment, import, in clover, in the mind, in the mood,
     inclined, index, ingredients, innards, insides,
     intellectual pleasure, intrigued, inventory, items, joie de vivre,
     keen pleasure, kicks, limit, list, load, luxury, measure, minded,
     nothing loath, of good comfort, part, parts, peace, peace of mind,
     peacefulness, permissive, physical pleasure, please, pleased,
     pleased as Punch, pleased with, pleasure, pliant, poundage,
     predisposed, prompt, prone, purport, put at ease, quantity, quick,
     quiet pleasure, ratifying, ready, ready and willing, receptive,
     reconciled, reconcilement, reconciliation, relish, resignation,
     resigned, responsive, room, sanctioning, sans souci, satisfaction,
     satisfied, satisfy, self-gratification, self-indulgence,
     sensual pleasure, sensuous pleasure, serenity, set at ease,
     sexual pleasure, significance, size, sold on, soothe, space,
     stowage, submissive, substance, sweetness of life, taken with,
     text, theme, thesis, thrill, thrilled, tickle, tickled,
     tickled pink, tickled to death, titillation, tonnage, topic,
     tractable, tranquillity, uncomplaining, ungrudging, unloath,
     unrefusing, unreluctant, unrepining, volume, voluptuousness,
     well-being, well-disposed, well-inclined, whole, willed, willing,
     willinghearted, without care, zealous, zest
  
  

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