content word
noun Date: 1940 a word that primarily expresses lexical meaningcompare function word

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  • content — 1. Content is pronounced with stress on the second syllable as a verb (see 2), adjective, and noun (meaning ‘a contented state’: see 3), and on the first syllable as a noun (meaning ‘what is contained’: see 4). 2. Content oneself with (not by) is …   Modern English usage

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