content

Meanings

Adjective

Noun

Interjection

Verb

  • To give contentment or satisfaction; to satisfy; to make happy.
  • To satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite.

Origin

  • From Middle French content ("satisfied"), from Latin contentus ("contained; satisfied"), past participle of contin─ôre.
  • From Middle English content (plural contentes, contence), from Latin contentus, past participle of contin─ôre, as Etymology 1, above. English apparently developed a substantive form of the adjective, which is not mirrored in Romance languages.

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