Contents
Contents \Con*tents\ (? or ?; 277), n. pl. See {Content}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • contents — I noun components, constituents, details, drift, essence, gist, items, meaning, parts, pith, scope, sense, subject, subject matter, subject of thought, substance, text, themes, thesis, topics associated concepts: contents of a chose in action,… …   Law dictionary

  • contents — [plural] ► everything that is contained within something: »A spokesman has refused to disclose the contents of the shipment. »Her parents home contents insurance policy covered her for the loss of the phone. Main Entry: ↑content …   Financial and business terms

  • contents — 1520s, from L. contentum (pl. contenta), neut. pp. of continere (see CONTAIN (Cf. contain)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • contents — [n] elements of larger object capacity, cargo, chapters, connotation, constituents, details, divisions, essence, filling, freight, furnishing, gist, guts, implication, ingredients, innards, inside, lading, load, meaning, nub, packing, shipment,… …   New thesaurus

  • Contents — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Contents — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contents — n. 1) to divulge the contents (of a letter) 2) a table of contents * * * a table of contents to divulge the contents (of a letter) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Contents — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Things contained. < N PARAG:Contents >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 contents contents Sgm: N 1 cargo cargo lading freight shipment load bale burden jag Sgm: N 1 cartload cartloa …   English dictionary for students

  • contents — noun a) That which is contained. It is not covered in your homeowners policy. You need contents insurance. b) A table of contents; a list of chapters etc. in a book, and the page numbers on which they …   Wiktionary

  • contents — Synonyms and related words: acknowledgments, adjunct, appurtenance, aspect, back, back matter, bastard title, bibliography, card index, catch line, catchword, chart, circumstance, colophon, component, constituent, contents page, copyright page,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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