content

If you feel content, you're satisfied and happy. The content of a book, movie, or song is what it's about: the topic.

This word has two main meanings. The first has to do with being pleased and satisfied (feeling content) or making someone else feel happy and at peace with things (contenting them). The other meaning has to do with subject matter: the content of a history class might be American history. The content of a math class might be geometry. As long as there's a topic or subject, there's content.

Definitions of content
  1. adjective
    satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
    synonyms: contented
    complacent, self-complacent, self-satisfied
    contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions
    satisfied
    filled with satisfaction
    self-satisfied, smug
    marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction
    happy
    enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure
    pleased
    experiencing or manifesting pleasure
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    discontent, discontented
    showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing
    disaffected, ill-affected, malcontent, rebellious
    discontented as toward authority
    disgruntled, dissatisfied
    in a state of sulky dissatisfaction
    restless, ungratified, unsatisfied
    worried and uneasy
    unhappy
    experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent
    displeased
    not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure
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  2. verb
    make content
    “I am contented
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    discontent
    make dissatisfied
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    gratify, satisfy
    make happy or satisfied
  3. verb
    satisfy in a limited way
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    circumscribe, confine, limit
    restrict or confine
  4. noun
    the state of being contented with your situation in life
    “they could read to their heart's content
    synonyms: contentedness
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    acceptance
    the state of being acceptable and accepted
  5. noun
    the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
    synonyms: cognitive content, mental object
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    tradition
    an inherited pattern of thought or action
    object
    the focus of cognitions or feelings
    food, food for thought, intellectual nourishment
    anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking
    noumenon, thing-in-itself
    the intellectual conception of a thing as it is in itself, not as it is known through perception
    universe, universe of discourse
    everything stated or assumed in a given discussion
    issue, matter, subject, topic
    some situation or event that is thought about
    issue
    an important question that is in dispute and must be settled
    idea, thought
    the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
    center, centre, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, pith, substance, sum
    the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    wisdom
    accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
    internal representation, mental representation, representation
    a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
    belief
    any cognitive content held as true
    disbelief, unbelief
    a rejection of belief
    heresy, unorthodoxy
    a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
    end, goal
    the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it
    education
    knowledge acquired by learning and instruction
    experience
    the content of direct observation or participation in an event
    acculturation, culture
    all the knowledge and values shared by a society
    lore, traditional knowledge
    knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote
    ignorance
    the lack of knowledge or education
    domain, knowledge base, knowledge domain
    the content of a particular field of knowledge
    metaknowledge
    knowledge about knowledge
    physical education
    training in the development of and care for the human body; stresses athletics; includes hygiene
    experience
    the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities
    convergence, intersection, overlap
    a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena
    reality, world
    all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
    life, living
    the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    re-experiencing, reliving
    a recurrence of a prior experience
    pabulum
    insipid intellectual nourishment
    antipathy
    the object of a feeling of intense aversion; something to be avoided
    bugbear, hobgoblin
    an object of dread or apprehension
    execration
    the object of cursing or detestation; that which is execrated
    center, center of attention, centre, centre of attention
    the object upon which interest and attention focuses
    hallucination
    an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode
    infatuation
    an object of extravagant short-lived passion
    love, passion
    any object of warm affection or devotion
    reminder
    an experience that causes you to remember something
    gut issue, hot-button issue
    an issue that elicits strong emotional reactions
    paramount issue
    an issue whose settlement is more important than anything else; and issue that must be settled before anything else can be settled
    bread-and-butter issue, pocketbook issue
    an issue whose settlement will affect financial resources
    quodlibet
    an issue that is presented for formal disputation
    area
    a subject of study
    blind spot
    a subject about which you are ignorant or prejudiced and fail to exercise good judgment
    remit
    the topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with
    res adjudicata, res judicata
    a matter already settled in court; cannot be raised again
    inspiration
    arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity
    cogitation
    a carefully considered thought about something
    concept, conception, construct
    an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    preoccupation
    an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
    misconception
    an incorrect conception
    plan, program, programme
    a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    figment
    a contrived or fantastic idea
    generalisation, generality, generalization
    an idea or conclusion having general application
    suggestion
    an idea that is suggested
    belief, feeling, impression, notion, opinion
    a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    reaction
    an idea evoked by some experience
    theorem
    an idea accepted as a demonstrable truth
    notion, whim, whimsey, whimsy
    an odd or fanciful or capricious idea
    meaning, substance
    the idea that is intended
    burden
    the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse
    motif, theme
    a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work
    bare bones
    (plural) the most basic facts or elements
    hypostasis
    (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality
    haecceity, quiddity
    the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
    quintessence
    the purest and most concentrated essence of something
    stuff
    a critically important or characteristic component
    ideal
    the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain
    idealisation, idealization
    something that exists only as an idea
    keynote
    a fundamental or central idea
    kink
    an eccentric idea
    abstruseness, abstrusity, profoundness, profundity, reconditeness
    wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound
    instantiation
    a representation of an idea in the form of an instance of it
    antitype
    a person or thing represented or foreshadowed by a type or symbol; especially a figure in the Old Testament having a counterpart in the New Testament
    stereotype
    a conventional or formulaic conception or image
    schema, scheme
    an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world
    image, mental image
    an iconic mental representation
    interpretation, reading, version
    a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
    phantasmagoria
    a constantly changing medley of real or imagined images (as in a dream)
    psychosexuality
    the mental representation of sexual activities
    percept, perception, perceptual experience
    the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
    memory
    something that is remembered
    example, model
    a representative form or pattern
    appearance
    a mental representation
    blur, fuzz
    a hazy or indistinct representation
    abstractionism, unrealism
    a representation having no reference to concrete objects or specific examples
    concrete representation, concretism
    a representation of an abstract idea in concrete terms
    article of faith, conviction, strong belief
    an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
    faith, trust
    complete confidence in a person or plan, etc.
    doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought
    a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophy
    any personal belief about how to live or how to deal with a situation
    expectation, outlook, prospect
    belief about (or mental picture of) the future
    fetichism, fetishism
    a belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish)
    geneticism
    the belief that all human characteristics are determined genetically
    meliorism
    the belief that the world can be made better by human effort
    opinion, persuasion, reckoning, sentiment, thought, view
    a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
    autotelism
    belief that a work of art is an end in itself or its own justification
    originalism
    the belief that the United States Constitution should be interpreted in the way the authors originally intended it
    pacificism, pacifism
    the belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration
    faith, religion, religious belief
    a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
    opinion, popular opinion, public opinion, vox populi
    a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people
    revolutionism
    a belief in the spread of revolutionary principles
    sacerdotalism
    a belief that priests can act as mediators between human beings and God
    spiritualism
    the belief that the spirits of dead people can communicate with people who are still alive (especially via a medium)
    spiritual domain, spiritual world, unseen
    a belief that there is a realm controlled by a divine spirit
    suffragism
    the belief that the right to vote should be extended (as to women)
    supernaturalism
    a belief in forces beyond ordinary human understanding
    superstition, superstitious notion
    an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear
    supremacism
    the belief that some particular group or race is superior to all others
    theory
    a belief that can guide behavior
    theosophism
    belief in theosophy
    thought
    the organized beliefs of a period or group or individual
    totemism
    belief in the kinship of a group of people with a common totem
    tribalism
    the beliefs of a tribal society
    values
    beliefs of a person or social group in which they have an emotional investment (either for or against something)
    vampirism
    belief in the existence of vampires
    individualism
    a belief in the importance of the individual and the virtue of self-reliance and personal independence
    old wives' tale
    a bit of lore passed on by word of mouth
    agnosticism, scepticism, skepticism
    the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge
    atheism
    a lack of belief in the existence of God or gods
    aim, object, objective, target
    the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    bourn, bourne
    an archaic term for a goal or destination
    end-all
    the ultimate goal
    destination, terminus
    the ultimate goal for which something is done
    no-goal
    a nonexistent goal
    aim, design, intent, intention, mission, purpose
    an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    intention
    (usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal
    meme
    a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one person to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation)
    folklore
    the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
    encyclopaedism, encyclopedism, eruditeness, erudition, learnedness, learning, scholarship
    profound scholarly knowledge
    enlightenment
    education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge
    foundation, grounding
    education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge
    ignorantness, nescience, unknowing, unknowingness
    ignorance (especially of orthodox beliefs)
    inexperience, rawness
    lack of experience and the knowledge and understanding derived from experience
    unenlightenment
    a lack of understanding
    illiteracy
    ignorance resulting from not reading
    bailiwick, discipline, field, field of study, study, subject, subject area, subject field
    a branch of knowledge
    realm, region
    a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about
    scientific knowledge
    knowledge accumulated by systematic study and organized by general principles
    Arianism
    heretical doctrine taught by Arius that asserted the radical primacy of the Father over the Son
    Marcionism
    the Christian heresy of the 2nd and 3rd centuries that rejected the Old Testament and denied the incarnation of God in Jesus as a human
    Monophysitism
    a Christian heresy of the 5th and 6th centuries that challenged the orthodox definition of the two natures (human and divine) in Jesus and instead believed there was a single divine nature
    Monothelitism
    the theological doctrine that Christ had only one will even though he had two natures (human and divine); condemned as heretical in the Third Council of Constantinople
    Nestorianism
    the theological doctrine (named after Nestorius) that Christ is both the son of God and the man Jesus (which is opposed to Roman Catholic doctrine that Christ is fully God)
    Pelagianism
    the theological doctrine put forward by Pelagius which denied original sin and affirmed the ability of humans to be righteous; condemned as heresy by the Council of Ephesus in 431
    Docetism
    the heretical doctrine (associated with the Gnostics) that Jesus had no human body and his sufferings and death on the cross were apparent rather than real
    Gnosticism
    a religious orientation advocating gnosis as the way to release a person's spiritual element; considered heresy by Christian churches
    tritheism
    (Christianity) the heretical belief that the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit are three separate gods
    Albigensianism, Catharism
    a Christian movement considered to be a medieval descendant of Manichaeism in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; characterized by dualism (asserted the coexistence of two mutually opposed principles, one good and one evil); was exterminated for heresy during the Inquisition
    Zurvanism
    a heretical Zoroastrian doctrine holding that Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe and that both Ahura Mazda and Ahriman were Zurvan's offspring
    spiritual being, supernatural being
    an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
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    cognition, knowledge, noesis
    the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
  6. noun
    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
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    accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
    several things grouped together or considered as a whole
  7. noun
    the amount that can be contained
    synonyms: capacity
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    vital capacity
    the maximum amount of air that can be exhaled after a maximum inhalation (usually tested with a spirometer); used to determine the condition of lung tissue
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    volume
    the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object
  8. noun
    the proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.
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    proportion
    the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole
  9. noun
    what a communication that is about something is about
    synonyms: message, subject matter, substance
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    body
    the central message of a communication
    corker
    (dated slang) a remarkable or excellent thing or person
    reminder
    a message that helps you remember something
    petition, postulation, request
    a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
    memorial
    a written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a petition to an authority
    latent content
    (psychoanalysis) hidden meaning of a fantasy or dream
    subject, theme, topic
    the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    aside, digression, divagation, excursus, parenthesis, tangent
    a message that departs from the main subject
    import, meaning, significance, signification
    the message that is intended or expressed or signified
    bunk, hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality
    a message that seems to convey no meaning
    drivel, garbage
    a worthless message
    acknowledgement, acknowledgment
    a statement acknowledging something or someone
    refusal
    a message refusing to accept something that is offered
    info, information
    a message received and understood
    counsel, counseling, counselling, direction, guidance
    something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
    commitment, dedication
    a message that makes a pledge
    approval, commendation
    a message expressing a favorable opinion
    disapproval
    the expression of disapproval
    respects
    (often used with `pay') a formal expression of esteem
    discourtesy, disrespect
    an expression of lack of respect
    insertion, interpolation
    a message (spoken or written) that is introduced or inserted
    statement
    a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc
    statement
    a nonverbal message
    humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness
    a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    opinion, view
    a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof
    direction, instruction
    a message describing how something is to be done
    proposal
    something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)
    offer, offering
    something offered (as a proposal or bid)
    entry, submission
    something (manuscripts or architectural plans and models or estimates or works of art of all genres etc.) submitted for the judgment of others (as in a competition)
    narration, narrative, story, tale
    a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program
    packaging, promotion, promotional material, publicity
    a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
    sensationalism
    subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
    shocker
    a sensational message (in a film or play or novel)
    guideline, road map
    a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action
    tearjerker
    an excessively sentimental narrative
    sum-up, summary
    a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form
    ammunition
    information that can be used to attack or defend a claim or argument or viewpoint
    factoid
    something resembling a fact; unverified (often invented) information that is given credibility because it appeared in print
    credits
    a list of acknowledgements of those who contributed to the creation of a film (usually run at the end of the film)
    application
    a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school
    appeal, collection, ingathering, solicitation
    request for a sum of money
    receipt
    an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made
    pleading
    (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
    bone of contention
    the subject of a dispute
    precedent
    a subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time)
    lexical meaning
    the meaning of a content word that depends on the nonlinguistic concepts it is used to express
    grammatical meaning
    the meaning of a word that depends on its role in a sentence; varies with inflectional form
    symbolisation, symbolization
    the use of symbols to convey meaning
    sense, signified
    the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
    connotation, intension
    what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression
    referent
    something referred to; the object of a reference
    burden, core, effect, essence, gist
    the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
    intent, purport, spirit
    the intended meaning of a communication
    lesson, moral
    the significance of a story or event
    nicety, nuance, refinement, shade, subtlety
    a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
    overtone
    (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality
    point
    a brief version of the essential meaning of something
    absurdity, absurdness, ridiculousness
    a message whose content is at variance with reason
    amphigory, nonsense verse
    nonsensical writing (usually verse)
    balderdash, fiddle-faddle, piffle
    trivial nonsense
    buzzword, cant
    stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition
    cobblers
    nonsense
    crock
    nonsense; foolish talk
    fa la, fal la
    meaningless syllables in the refrain of a partsong
    gibber, gibberish
    unintelligible talking
    incoherence, incoherency, unintelligibility
    nonsense that is simply incoherent and unintelligible
    jabberwocky
    nonsensical language (according to Lewis Carroll)
    flummery, mummery
    meaningless ceremonies and flattery
    empty talk, empty words, hot air, palaver, rhetoric
    loud and confused and empty talk
    rigamarole, rigmarole
    a set of confused and meaningless statements
    schmegegge, shmegegge
    (Yiddish) baloney; hot air; nonsense
    hooey, poppycock, stuff, stuff and nonsense
    senseless talk
    baloney, bilgewater, boloney, bosh, drool, humbug, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle
    pretentious or silly talk or writing
    buncombe, bunk, bunkum, guff, hogwash, rot
    unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)
    applesauce, codswallop, folderol, rubbish, trash, tripe, trumpery, wish-wash
    nonsensical talk or writing
    pablum, pap
    worthless or oversimplified ideas
    farewell, word of farewell
    an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting
    greeting, salutation
    (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
    aloha, ciao
    an acknowledgment that can be used to say hello or goodbye (aloha is Hawaiian and ciao is Italian)
    handclasp, handshake, handshaking, shake
    grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)
    apology
    an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone
    mea culpa
    an acknowledgment of your error or guilt
    commiseration, condolence
    an expression of sympathy with another's grief
    declination, regrets
    a polite refusal of an invitation
    misinformation
    information that is incorrect
    material
    information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
    details, inside information
    true confidential information
    fact
    a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened
    data format, data formatting, format, formatting
    the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)
    gen
    informal term for information
    database
    an organized body of related information
    intelligence, news, tidings, word
    information about recent and important events
    news
    informal information of any kind that is not previously known to someone
    nuts and bolts
    detailed practical information about how something works or how something can be accomplished
    intelligence, intelligence information
    secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy)
    confirmation
    information that confirms or verifies
    career counseling
    counseling on career opportunities
    cynosure
    something that provides guidance (as Polaris guides mariners)
    genetic counseling
    guidance for prospective parents on the likelihood of genetic disorders in their future children
    marriage counseling
    counseling on marital problems and disagreements
    confidential information, hint, lead, steer, tip, wind
    an indication of potential opportunity
    insider information
    important information about the plans or condition of a corporation that has not been released to the public; use for personal profit is illegal
    rule
    any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order
    prescript, rule
    prescribed guide for conduct or action
    rubric
    directions for the conduct of Christian church services (often printed in red in a prayer book)
    advice
    a proposal for an appropriate course of action
    arcanum, secret
    information known only to a special group
    secret
    something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on)
    propaganda
    information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
    course of study, curriculum, program, programme, syllabus
    an integrated course of academic studies
    news
    information reported in a newspaper or news magazine
    oath, swearing
    a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
    affirmation
    (religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)
    approbation
    official recognition or approval
    countenance, endorsement, imprimatur, indorsement, sanction, warrant
    formal and explicit approval
    credit, recognition
    approval
    connivance, secret approval, tacit consent
    (law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing
    permission
    approval to do something
    encouragement
    the expression of approval and support
    acclaim, acclamation, eclat, plaudit, plaudits
    enthusiastic approval
    applause, clapping, hand clapping
    a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
    cheer
    a cry or shout of approval
    congratulations, extolment, kudos, praise
    an expression of approval and commendation
    testimonial, tribute
    something given or done as an expression of esteem
    condemnation, disapprobation
    an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable
    criticism, unfavorable judgment
    disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
    abuse, contumely, insult, revilement, vilification
    a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    derision
    contemptuous laughter
    ridicule
    language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
    contempt, scorn
    open disrespect for a person or thing
    depreciation, derogation, disparagement
    a communication that belittles somebody or something
    cheek, impertinence, impudence
    an impudent statement
    amendment
    a statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document (a bill or constitution etc.)
    thing
    a statement regarded as an object
    true statement, truth
    a true statement
    description, verbal description
    a statement that represents something in words
    declaration
    a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
    announcement, annunciation, declaration, proclamation
    a formal public statement
    Bill of Rights
    a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
    formula
    a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle
    mathematical statement
    a statement of a mathematical relation
    evidence
    (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved
    bid, bidding
    (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
    word
    a brief statement
    account, explanation
    a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
    explanandum, explicandum
    (logic) a statement of something (a fact or thing or expression) to be explained
    explanans
    (logic) statements that explain the explicandum; the explanatory premises
    value statement
    a statement of the desirability of something
    representation
    a statement of facts and reasons made in appealing or protesting
    answer, resolution, result, solution, solvent
    a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    answer, reply, response
    a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
    announcement, promulgation
    a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen
    forecasting, foretelling, prediction, prognostication
    a statement made about the future
    proposition
    (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
    quotation
    a statement of the current market price of a security or commodity
    falsehood, falsity, untruth
    a false statement
    understatement
    a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said
    qualification, reservation
    a statement that limits or restricts some claim
    cautious statement
    a statement made with careful qualifications
    comment, commentary
    a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material
    comment, input, remark
    a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    rhetorical question
    a statement that is formulated as a question but that is not supposed to be answered
    misstatement
    a statement that contains a mistake
    restatement
    a revised statement
    agreement, understanding
    the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
    condition, term
    (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement
    jeu d'esprit
    a witty comment or writing
    bon mot, mot
    a clever remark
    esprit de l'escalier
    a witty remark that occurs to you too late
    bite, pungency
    wit having a sharp and caustic quality
    caustic remark, irony, sarcasm, satire
    witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    repartee
    adroitness and cleverness in reply
    gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh
    a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    caricature, imitation, impersonation
    a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
    cartoon, sketch
    a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine
    fun, play, sport
    verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
    ribaldry
    ribald humor
    topper
    an exceedingly good witticism that surpasses all that have gone before
    adverse opinion
    an opinion concerning financial statements (usually based on an audit by a CPA) that the statements as a whole do not present results fairly or are not in conformity with the generally accepted accounting practices of the United States
    conjecture, guess, hypothesis, speculation, supposition, surmisal, surmise
    a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    position, side
    an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute
    estimate
    a statement indicating the likely cost of some job
    head, question
    the subject matter at issue
    misdirection
    incorrect directions or instructions
    address, destination, name and address
    written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location
    markup
    detailed stylistic instructions for typesetting something that is to be printed; manual markup is usually written on the copy (e.g. underlining words that are to be set in italics)
    prescription
    directions prescribed beforehand; the action of prescribing authoritative rules or directions
    formula, recipe
    directions for making something
    rule
    directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted
    stage direction
    an instruction written as part of the script of a play
    style
    editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display
    chemical formula, formula
    a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements
    read-out, readout
    the information displayed or recorded on an electronic device
    phylactery, tefillin
    (Judaism) either of two small leather cases containing texts from the Hebrew Scriptures (known collectively as tefillin); traditionally worn (on the forehead and the left arm) by Jewish men during morning prayer
    tabular matter, tabulation
    information set out in tabular form
    blasphemy
    blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)
    contract offer
    offer by an employer to contract to pay an employee at a given rate
    marriage offer, marriage proposal, proposal, proposal of marriage
    an offer of marriage
    proposition
    an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors)
    counterproposal
    a proposal offered as an alternative to an earlier proposal
    hypothesis
    a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
    proffer, proposition, suggestion
    a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
    introduction
    a new proposal
    re-introduction
    a proposal of something previously rejected
    motion, question
    a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote
    counteroffer
    an offer made by someone who has rejected a prior offer
    bid, tender
    a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
    prospectus
    a formal written offer to sell securities (filed with the SEC) that sets forth a plan for a (proposed) business enterprise
    tender offer
    an offer to buy shares in a corporation (usually above the market price) for cash or securities or both
    reward
    the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property
    rights issue, rights offering
    an offering of common stock to existing shareholders who hold subscription rights or pre-emptive rights that entitle them to buy newly issued shares at a discount from the price at which they will be offered to the public later
    special
    a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising
    olive branch, peace offering
    something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace
    twofer
    an offer of two for the price of one
    filing
    the entering of a legal document into the public record
    demand
    an urgent or peremptory request
    representation
    a factual statement made by one party in order to induce another party to enter into a contract
    declaration
    a statement of taxable goods or of dutiable properties
    admission
    an acknowledgment of the truth of something
    skinny
    confidential information about a topic or person
    stuff
    information in some unspecified form
    report, report card
    a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment
    tall tale
    an improbable (unusual or incredible or fanciful) story
    folk tale, folktale
    a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk
    sob story, sob stuff
    a sentimental story (or drama) of personal distress; designed to arouse sympathy
    fairy story, fairy tale, fairytale
    a children's story involving imaginary, magical or fantastical beings or elements
    nursery rhyme
    a tale in rhymed verse for children
    promise
    a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
    assurance
    a statement intended to inspire confidence
    assurance, pledge
    a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something
    thanks
    an acknowledgment of appreciation
    recital
    a detailed statement giving facts and figures
    keynote
    the principal theme in a speech or literary work
    buildup
    highly favorable publicity and praise
    PR, public relations
    a promotion intended to create goodwill for a person or institution
    blurb, endorsement, indorsement
    a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)
    ballyhoo, hoopla, hype, plug
    blatant or sensational promotion
    pitch, sales pitch, sales talk
    promotion by means of an argument and demonstration
    ad, advert, advertisement, advertising, advertizement, advertizing
    a public promotion of some product or service
    sales promotion
    promotion that supplements or coordinates advertising
    discouragement
    the expression of opposition and disapproval
    system command
    a computer user's instruction (not part of a program) that calls for action by the computer's executive program
    negation
    a negative statement; a statement that is a refusal or denial of some other statement
    type of:
    communication
    something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
  10. noun
    something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
    synonyms: depicted object, subject
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    type of:
    thing
    a separate and self-contained entity
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