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.

Primary Meanings of content

satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
make content
the state of being contented with your situation in life
the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
what a communication that is about something is about
Full Definitions of content

adj satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are

complacent, self-complacent, self-satisfied
contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions
filled with satisfaction
self-satisfied, smug
marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction
enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure
experiencing or manifesting pleasure
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
experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent
not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure
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v make content

“I am contented
make dissatisfied
Type of:
gratify, satisfy
make happy or satisfied

v satisfy in a limited way

“He contented himself with one glass of beer per day”
Type of:
circumscribe, confine, limit
restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"

n the state of being contented with your situation in life

“they could read to their heart's content
Type of:
the state of being acceptable and accepted

n the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

cognitive content, mental object
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(Greek mythology) a mysterious and terrifying deity of the underworld
(Greek mythology) the Greek god of sleep; the son of Nyx
the Roman god of sleep and dreams
Buddhist worthy of nirvana who postpones it to help others
a Buddhist who has attained nirvana
Supreme Being
the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions
Prince of Darkness
(Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
an Aztec deity represented as a plumed serpent
Augsburg Confession
the document drawn up in 1555 to defend the catholicity of Lutheran doctrine and to justify innovations in Lutheran practice; is still in effect today
the farmer god; ancient god of agriculture
mother of the ancient Irish gods; sometimes identified with Danu
Angus Og
Celtic god of love and beauty; patron deity of young men and women
Celtic deity who was the lord of Annwfn (the other world or the land of fairies)
Celtic goddess famous for her beauty; mother of Dylan
Celtic goddess; mother of Angus Og
Celtic goddess of fire and fertility and agriculture and household arts and wisdom; later associated with Saint Bridget
chief Celtic god of the Tuatha De Danann; father of Angus Og and Brigit
Celtic goddess who was the mother of the Tuatha De Danann; identified with the Welsh Don
Celtic goddess; mother of Gwydion and Arianrhod; corresponds to Irish Danu
Celtic god of the waves; son of Arianrhod
(possibly Roman mythology) Celtic goddess of horses and mules and asses
Celtic sky god; a magician; giver of arts and civilization
Celtic underworld god
a Celtic warrior god
Celtic deity who was the father of Manawydan; corresponds to Irish Lir
ancient Celtic god
Celtic god of the sea; son of Ler
Celtic sea god; son of Llyr
Celtic war goddess
Egyptian sun god; supreme god of the universe in whom Amen and Ra were merged; principal deity during Theban supremacy
Egyptian god of tombs and ruler of the underworld; usually depicted as a man with the head of a jackal
the sun (or solar disc) which was the deity of a monotheistic cult under the Pharaoh Akhenaten
cat- or lion-headed Egyptian goddess; represents life-giving power of the sun
Egyptian god of the earth; father of Osiris and Isis
Egyptian solar god with the head of a falcon; the son of Osiris and Isis
Egyptian goddess of fertility; daughter of Geb; sister and wife of Osiris
Egyptian god of the morning sun; creator
an Egyptian god of procreation
Egyptian goddess associated with ritual of the dead; sister of Geb and Nut; wife of Set
Egyptian goddess of the sky
Egyptian god of the underworld and judge of the dead; husband and brother of Isis; father of Horus
a major Egyptian god; shaper of the world; father of gods and men; worshipped especially at Memphis
ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen-Ra to become the king of the gods
Eye of Ra
a lion-headed Egyptian goddess; typifies life-destroying power of the sun
evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris
Egyptian Moon deity with the head of an ibis; god of wisdom and learning and the arts; scribe of the gods
Babylonian god of storms and wind
a Babylonian demigod or first man (sometimes identified with Adam)
the Babylonian father of the gods; identified with Assyrian Ashur; in Sumerian the name signifies `the totality of the upper world'
Babylonian consort of Anu
Babylonian god of the sky; one of the supreme triad including Bel and Ea
father of the gods and consort of Tiamat
mother and earth goddess in Gilgamish epic; identified with Sumerian Ki and Ninkhursag
chief god of the Assyrians; god of military prowess and empire; identified with Babylonian Anshar
an ancient Phoenician goddess of love and fertility; the Phoenician counterpart to Ishtar
Babylonian and Assyrian goddess of love and fertility and war; counterpart to the Phoenician Astarte
any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples; the Hebrews considered Baal a false god
Babylonian god of the earth; one of the supreme triad including Anu and Ea; earlier identified with En-lil
god of agriculture and the earth; national god of Philistines
god of agriculture and earth; counterpart of Phoenician Dagon
(Babylonian) earth goddess; consort of Ea and mother of Marduk
Sumerian and Babylonian god of pastures and vegetation; consort of Inanna
the Babylonian god of wisdom; son of Apsu and father of Marduk; counterpart of the Sumerian Enki; as one of the supreme triad including Anu and Bel he was assigned control of the watery element
water god and god of wisdom; counterpart of the Akkadian Ea
god of the air and king of the Sumerian gods
goddess of death and consort of Nergal
the Babylonian god of fire; often invoked in incantations against sorcery
the Babylonian goddess of healing and consort of Ninurta
any of a group of heavenly spirits under the god Anu
consort of Dumuzi (Tammuz)
goddess personifying earth; counterpart of Akkadian Aruru
Babylonian consort of Anshar; in Sumerian the name signifies `the totality of the lower world'
a name under which Ninkhursag was worshipped
Baal Merodach
the chief Babylonian god; his consort was Sarpanitu
god of the Canaanites and Phoenicians to whom parents sacrificed their children
Babylonian god of wisdom and agriculture and patron of scribes and schools
goddess personifying the primeval sea; mother of the gods and of heaven and earth
a demon personifying death; messenger of the underworld goddess Ereshkigal bringing death to mankind
god of the Moon; counterpart of the Akkadian Sin
(Akkadian) god ruling with his consort Ereshkigal the world of the dead
the Babylonian goddess of the watery deep and daughter of Ea
(Akkadian) a goddess; wife of the Moon god Sin
Babylonian god in older pantheon: god of war and agriculture
an underworld Babylonian deity; patron of medicine
the great mother goddess; worshipped also as Aruru and Mama and Nintu
a name under which Ninkhursag was worshipped
a solar deity; firstborn of Bel and consort was Gula; god of war and the chase and agriculture; sometimes identified with biblical Nimrod
god of fire and light; corresponds to Babylonian Girru
god of storms and wind; corresponds to Babylonian Adad
consort of Marduk
the chief sun god; drives away winter and storms and brightens the earth with greenery; drives away evil and brings justice and compassion
(Akkadian) god of the Moon; counterpart of Sumerian Nanna
consort of Nabu
(Akkadian) mother of the gods and consort of Apsu
favorite of the gods and grandfather of Gilgamish; survived the great flood and became immortal
sun god; counterpart of Akkadian Shamash
evil storm god represented as a black bird
a Hindu goddess who releases from sin or disease; mother of the Adityas
(Sanskrit) Hindu god of fire in ancient and traditional India; one of the three chief deities of the Vedas
earlier a god; later a demon; counterpart of Zoroastrian Ahura
Hindu god of wealth and love
the Creator; one of the three major deities in the later Hindu pantheon
personification of the power of ritual devotion
Bhumi Devi
Hindu earth goddess; one of the two wives of Vishnu
Hindu mother goddess; supreme power in the universe; wife or embodiment of the female energy of Siva having both beneficent and malevolent forms or aspects
malevolent aspect of Devi
Hindu goddess of war; a malevolent aspect of Devi
Hindu god of the sky
Hindu god of wisdom or prophecy; the god who removes obstacles
in Hinduism, goddess of purity and posterity and a benevolent aspect of Devi; the `brilliant'
in Hinduism, the monkey god and helper of Rama; god of devotion and courage
chief Hindu god of the Rig-Veda; god of rain and thunder
unknown god; an epithet of Prajapati and Brahma
wife of Siva and malevolent form of Devi
Hindu god of love and erotic desire; opposite of Mara
Hindu god of death; opposite of Kama
Hindu god of bravery
Hindu goddess of fortune and prosperity
Hindu god of friendship and alliances; usually invoked together with Varuna as a supporter of heaven and earth
Hindu god of rain; sometimes identified with Indra
wife of Siva and a benevolent aspect of Devi: Hindu goddess of plenty
Hindu god personifying a creative force; equivalent to Brahma
celestial shepherd god; conductor of souls of the dead
a Hindu demon who swallows the sun causing eclipses
father of the Hindu storm gods Marut; controller of nature; sometimes identified with Siva
Hindu goddess of learning and the arts
an important Hindu god; the sun in its life-giving aspect
the female or generative principle; wife of Siva and a benevolent form of Devi
the destroyer; one of the three major divinities in the later Hindu pantheon
Hindu god of war
an important god of later Hinduism; the sun god or the sun itself worshipped as the source of warmth and light
a benevolent aspect of Devi; `splendor'
Hindu goddess of dawn; daughter of the sky and sister of the night
in Vedism, god of the night sky who with his thousand eyes watches over human conduct and judges good and evil and punishes evildoers; often considered king of the Hindu gods and frequently paired with Mitra as an upholder of the world
Hindu wind god
the sustainer; a Hindu divinity worshipped as the preserver of worlds
Hindu god of death and lord of the underworld
ancient Persian god of light and truth; sun god
Ahura Mazda
chief deity of Zoroastrianism; source of light and embodiment of good
the spirit of evil in Zoroastrianism; arch rival of Ormazd
Chang Kuo-lao
one of the 8 immortals of Taoism
Wen Ch'ang
Chinese god of literature
Taoist Trinity
the three pure ones; the three chief gods of Taoism
Heavenly Jewel
a member of the Taoist Trinity
Mystic Jewel
a member of the Taoist Trinity
Spiritual Jewel
a member of the Taoist Trinity; identified with Lao-tse
Kuan Yin
(Buddhism) a female Bodhisattva; often called goddess of mercy and considered an aspect of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara; identified with Japanese Kwannon
Amaterasu Omikami
central deity of Shinto; goddess personifying the sun and ancestress of the rulers of Japan
a Shinto god of war
one of the 7 gods of happiness
the god who fathered the islands and gods of Japan with his sister Izanami
sister and consort of Izanami; mother of the islands and gods of Japan
one the Shinto deities (including mythological beings, spirits of distinguished men, forces of nature)
Japanese counterpart of Chinese Kuan Yin
grandson of Amaterasu and first ruler of Japan
Olympic god
a classical Greek god after the overthrow of the Titans
god of the winds in ancient mythology
Phoebus Apollo
(Greek mythology) Greek god of light; god of prophecy and poetry and music and healing; son of Zeus and Leto; twin brother of Artemis
goddess of love and beauty and daughter of Zeus in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Venus
goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite
(Greek mythology) Greek god of war; son of Zeus and Hera; identified with Roman Mars
(Greek mythology) goddess of discord; sister of Ares
(Greek mythology) the Greek personification of death; son of Nyx
(Roman mythology) Roman god of death; counterpart of Thanatos
(Roman mythology) Roman god of war and agriculture; father of Romulus and Remus; counterpart of Greek Ares
(Greek mythology) Greek goddess of the night; daughter of Chaos; counterpart of Roman Nox
(Greek mythology) the virgin goddess of the hunt and the Moon; daughter of Leto and twin sister of Apollo; identified with Roman Diana
(Greek mythology) the god who personified the north wind
(Roman mythology) virgin goddess of the hunt and the Moon; counterpart of Greek Artemis
goddess of criminal rashness and its punishment
Pallas Athena
(Greek mythology) goddess of wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare; guardian of Athens; identified with Roman Minerva
(Roman mythology) goddess of wisdom; counterpart of Greek Athena
(Greek mythology) the most ancient of gods; the personification of the infinity of space preceding creation of the universe
(Roman mythology) god of agriculture and vegetation; counterpart of Greek Cronus
(Greek mythology) goddess of fertility and protector of marriage in ancient mythology; counterpart of Roman Ceres
(Roman mythology) goddess of agriculture; counterpart of Greek Demeter
(Greek mythology) god of wine and fertility and drama; the Greek name of Bacchus
(Greek mythology) wife of Nereus and mother of the Nereids
son of Apollo; a hero and the Roman god of medicine and healing; his daughters were Hygeia and Panacea
(classical mythology) god of wine; equivalent of Dionysus
(Greek mythology) Greek god of darkness who dwelt in the underworld; son of Chaos; brother of Nox; father of Aether and Day
Roman goddess of night; daughter of Erebus; counterpart of Greek Nyx
(Greek mythology) god of love; son of Aphrodite; identified with Roman Cupid
(Roman mythology) god of love; counterpart of Greek Eros
(Greek mythology) goddess of the earth and mother of Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythology
(Greek mythology) the goddess of youth and spring; wife of Hercules; daughter of Zeus and Hera; cupbearer to the Olympian gods
(Greek mythology) ancient god of the sun; drove his chariot across the sky each day; identified with Roman Sol
(Roman mythology) ancient Roman god; personification of the sun; counterpart of Greek Helios
(Greek mythology) Greek goddess of fertility who later became associated with Persephone as goddess of the underworld and protector of witches
(Greek mythology) the lame god of fire and metalworking in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Vulcan
(Roman mythology) god of fire and metal working; counterpart of Greek Hephaestus
(Greek mythology) messenger and herald of the gods; god of commerce and cunning and invention and theft; identified with Roman Mercury
(Greek mythology) son of Hermes and Aphrodite who merged with the nymph Salmacis to form one body
(Roman mythology) messenger of Jupiter and god of commerce; counterpart of Greek Hermes
(Greek mythology) the goddess of health; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Panacea
(Greek mythology) the goddess of healing; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Hygeia
queen of the Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology; sister and wife of Zeus remembered for her jealously of the many mortal women Zeus fell in love with; identified with Roman Juno
(Roman mythology) the Roman god of doorways and passages; is depicted with two faces on opposite sides of his head
(Roman mythology) queen of the Olympian gods who protected marriage; wife and sister of Jupiter; counterpart of Greek Hera
(Greek mythology) the goddess of the hearth and its fire in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Vesta
(Roman mythology) goddess of the hearth and its fire whose flame was tended by vestal virgins; counterpart of Greek Hestia
(Greek mythology) the god of marriage
son of Zeus and Europa; king of ancient Crete; ordered Daedalus to build the labyrinth; after death Minos became a judge in the underworld
beautiful daughter of Minos and Pasiphae; she fell in love with Theseus and gave him the thread with which he found his way out of the Minotaur's labyrinth
the Greek goddess of fate who spins the thread of life
the Greek goddess of fate who determines the length of the thread of life
the Greek goddess of fate who cuts the thread of life
god of blame and mockery
(Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance
(Greek mythology) a sea god son of Pontus and Gaea; lived in the depths of the sea with his wife Doris and their daughters the Nereids
(Greek mythology) winged goddess of victory; identified with Roman Victoria
(Roman mythology) goddess of victory; counterpart of Greek Nike
(Greek mythology) god of the heavens; son and husband of Gaea and father of the Titans in ancient mythology
goat god
(Greek mythology) god of fields and woods and shepherds and flocks; represented as a man with goat's legs and horns and ears; identified with Roman Sylvanus or Faunus
(Roman mythology) ancient rural deity; later considered a counterpart of Greek Pan
(Greek mythology) daughter of Helios and mother of Ariadne
(Greek mythology) the god of the sea and earthquakes in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and Hades and Hera; identified with Roman Neptune
(Greek mythology) a prophetic god who served Poseidon; was capable of changing his shape at will
(Roman mythology) god of the sea; counterpart of Greek Poseidon
(Greek mythology) daughter of Zeus and Demeter; made queen of the underworld by Pluto in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Proserpina
goddess of the underworld; counterpart of Greek Persephone
(Greek mythology) son of Helios; killed when trying to drive his father's chariot and came too close to earth
(Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone
god of the underworld; counterpart of Greek Pluto
(Greek mythology) the priestess of Apollo at Delphi who transmitted the oracles
(classical mythology) god of male procreative power and guardian of gardens and vineyards
(Greek mythology) goddess of the Moon in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Luna
(Roman mythology) the goddess of the Moon; counterpart of Greek Selene
(Greek mythology) the winged goddess of the dawn in ancient mythology; daughter of Hyperion; identified with Roman Aurora
(Roman mythology) goddess of the dawn; counterpart of Greek Eos
(Roman mythology) goddess of the earth; protector of marriage and fertility; identified with Greek Gaea
(Greek mythology) any of the primordial giant gods who ruled the Earth until overthrown by Zeus; the Titans were offspring of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea (Earth)
(Greek mythology) any of the primordial giant goddesses who were offspring of Uranus (heaven) and Gaea (earth) in ancient mythology
(Greek mythology) a sea god; son of Poseidon
(Greek mythology) the goddess of fortune; identified with Roman Fortuna
(Roman mythology) the goddess of fortune and good luck; counterpart of Greek Tyche
(Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind
(Greek mythology) the supreme god of ancient Greek mythology; son of Rhea and Cronus whom he dethroned; husband and brother of Hera; brother of Poseidon and Hades; father of many gods; counterpart of Roman Jupiter
(Roman mythology) supreme god of Romans; counterpart of Greek Zeus
(Roman mythology) goddess of abundance and fertility; wife of Saturn; counterpart of Greek Rhea and Cybele of ancient Asia Minor
(Roman mythology) god of woods and fields and flocks; Pan is the Greek counterpart
(Norse mythology) god of light and peace and noted for his beauty and sweet nature; son of Odin and Frigg and husband of Nanna; killed by Hoth
(Norse mythology) god of poetry and music; son of Odin
(Norse mythology) goddess of old age who defeated Thor in a wrestling match
(Norse mythology) god of justice; son of Balder and Nanna
(Norse mythology) god of earth's fertility and peace and prosperity; son of Njorth and brother of Freya; originally of the Vanir; later with the Aesir
(Norse mythology) goddess of love and fecundity; daughter of Njorth and sister of Frey
(Norse mythology) goddess of the heavens and married love; wife of Odin
(Norse mythology) god of dawn and light; guardian of Asgard
(Norse mythology) goddess of the dead and queen of the underworld
(Norse mythology) one of the Aesir having a strong and beautiful body but a dull mind
(Norse mythology) a blind god; misled by Loki, he kills his brother Balder by throwing a shaft of mistletoe
(Norse mythology) goddess of spring and wife of Bragi; guarded the apples that kept the gods eternally young
(Norse mythology) trickster; god of discord and mischief; contrived death of Balder and was overcome by Thor
(Norse mythology) chief of the Vanir; god of the sea and winds and prosperity; father of Frey and Freya; sometimes subsumes Teutonic Nerthus
(Norse mythology) ruler of the Aesir; supreme god of war and poetry and knowledge and wisdom (for which he gave an eye) and husband of Frigg; identified with the Teutonic Wotan
(Norse mythology) wife of Thor and guardian of the home
(Norse mythology) god of thunder and rain and farming; pictured as wielding a hammer emblematic of the thunderbolt; identified with Teutonic Donar
(Norse mythology) god of war and strife and son of Odin; identified with Anglo-Saxon Tiu
the Teutonic god of thunder; counterpart of Norse Thor
the Teutonic goddess of fertility; later identified with Norse Njord
supreme Teutonic god; counterpart of Norse Odin and Anglo-Saxon Woden
god of war and sky; counterpart of Norse Tyr
chief god; counterpart of Norse Odin and Teutonic Wotan
Mater Turrita
great nature goddess of ancient Phrygia in Asia Minor; counterpart of Greek Rhea and Roman Ops
evil spirit to whom Faust sold his soul
the Zoroastrian god of time
Saint Ambrose
(Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397)
Saint Andrew the Apostle
(New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland
Saint Anselm
an Italian who was a Benedictine monk; was archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109; one of the founders of scholasticism; best known for his proof of the existence of God
Saint Thomas Aquinas
(Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)
Athanasius the Great
(Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)
Augustine of Hippo
(Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430)
St. Basil the Great
(Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
Saint Thomas a Becket
(Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170)
the Venerable Bede
(Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
Saint Benedict
Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547)
Apostle of Germany
(Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
Saint Bridget
Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
Saint Bruno
(Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)
Domingo de Guzman
(Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)
Saint Edward the Confessor
son of Ethelred the Unready; King of England from 1042 to 1066; he founded Westminster Abbey where he was eventually buried (1003-1066)
Saint Edward the Martyr
King of England who was a son of Edgar; he was challenged for the throne by supporters of his half-brother Ethelred II who eventually murdered him (963-978)
Saint Francis of Assisi
(Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226)
Gregory the Great
(Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
St. Gregory of Nazianzen
(Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)
Saint Ignatius
bishop of Antioch who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Trajan (died 110)
Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Spaniard and Roman Catholic theologian and founder of the Society of Jesus; a leading opponent of the Reformation (1491-1556)
Saint Irenaeus
Greek theologian who was bishop of Lyons and an antiheretical writer; a saint and Doctor of the Church (circa 130-200)
Saint James the Apostle
(New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament
Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus
(Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)
Saint John the Apostle
(New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
St. John Chrysostom
(Roman Catholic Church) a Church Father who was a great preacher and bishop of Constantinople; a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-407)
St. John the Baptist
(New Testament) a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized); was beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome
Saint Jude
(New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless
Saint Lawrence
Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
Leo the Great
Italian pope from 440 to 461 who extended the authority of the papacy to the west and persuaded Attila not to attack Rome (440-461)
Saint Louis
king of France and son of Louis VIII; he led two unsuccessful Crusades; considered an ideal medieval king (1214-1270)
Saint Luke
(New Testament) the Apostle closely associated with St. Paul and traditionally assumed to be the author of the third Gospel
Saint Mark
Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel
St. Martin
French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)
St. Mary Magdalene
sinful woman Jesus healed of evil spirits; she became a follower of Jesus
Saint Matthew the Apostle
(New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
Saint Nicholas
a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)
Saint Olaf
King and patron saint of Norway (995-1030)
Apostle of the Gentiles
(New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
Saint Peter the Apostle
disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
Simon the Canaanite
one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
Saint Teresa of Avila
Spanish mystic and religious reformer; author of religious classics and a Christian saint (1515-1582)
Thomas the doubting Apostle
the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes
St. Vitus
Christian martyr and patron of those who suffer from epilepsy and Sydenham's chorea (died around 300)
an avatar of Vishnu
the 10th and last incarnation of Vishnu
8th and most important avatar of Vishnu; incarnated as a handsome young man playing a flute
avatar of Vishnu whose name is synonymous with God; any of three incarnations: Ramachandra or Parashurama or Balarama
the chief satyr in the service of Bacchus; father of Dionysus; usually depicted as drunk and jolly and riding a donkey
(Greek mythology) the Muse of epic poetry
(Greek mythology) the Muse of history
(Greek mythology) the Muse of lyric and love poetry
(Greek mythology) the Muse of music (or the flute)
(Greek mythology) the Muse of tragedy
(Greek mythology) the Muse of singing and mime and sacred dance
(Greek mythology) the Muse of the dance and of choral song
(Greek mythology) the Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry
(Greek mythology) the Muse of astronomy
goddess of fate: a giantess who personified the past
goddess of fate: an elf who personified the present
goddess of fate: a dwarf who personified the future
Father Christmas
the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
Saint Christopher
Christian martyr and patron saint of travellers (3rd century)
Saint Crispin
patron saint of shoemakers; he and his brother were martyred for trying to spread Christianity (3rd century)
Saint David
patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)
Saint George
Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303)
Saint Patrick
Apostle and patron saint of Ireland; an English missionary to Ireland in the 5th century
a Siren of German legend who lured boatmen in the Rhine to destruction
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an inherited pattern of thought or action
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
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
accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
internal representation, mental representation, representation
a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
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
knowledge acquired by learning and instruction
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
the lack of knowledge or education
domain, knowledge base, knowledge domain
the content of a particular field of knowledge
knowledge about knowledge
physical education
training in the development of and care for the human body; stresses athletics; includes hygiene
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
insipid intellectual nourishment
the object of a feeling of intense aversion; something to be avoided
bugbear, hobgoblin
an object of dread or apprehension
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
an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode
an object of extravagant short-lived passion
love, passion
any object of warm affection or devotion
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
an issue that is presented for formal disputation
a subject of study
blind spot
a subject about which you are ignorant or prejudiced and fail to exercise good judgment
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
arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity
a carefully considered thought about something
concept, conception, construct
an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
an incorrect conception
plan, program, programme
a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
a contrived or fantastic idea
generalisation, generality, generalization
an idea or conclusion having general application
an idea that is suggested
belief, feeling, impression, notion, opinion
a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
an idea evoked by some experience
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
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
(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
the purest and most concentrated essence of something
a critically important or characteristic component
the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain
idealisation, idealization
something that exists only as an idea
a fundamental or central idea
an eccentric idea
abstruseness, abstrusity, profoundness, profundity, reconditeness
wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound
a representation of an idea in the form of an instance of it
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
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
a constantly changing medley of real or imagined images (as in a dream)
the mental representation of sexual activities
percept, perception, perceptual experience
the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
something that is remembered
example, model
a representative form or pattern
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
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)
the belief that all human characteristics are determined genetically
the belief that the world can be made better by human effort
opinion, persuasion, sentiment, thought, view
a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
belief that a work of art is an end in itself or its own justification
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
a belief in the spread of revolutionary principles
a belief that priests can act as mediators between human beings and God
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
the belief that the right to vote should be extended (as to women)
a belief in forces beyond ordinary human understanding
superstition, superstitious notion
an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear
the belief that some particular group or race is superior to all others
a belief that can guide behavior
belief in theosophy
the organized beliefs of a period or group or individual
belief in the kinship of a group of people with a common totem
the beliefs of a tribal society
beliefs of a person or social group in which they have an emotional investment (either for or against something)
belief in the existence of vampires
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
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
the ultimate goal
destination, terminus
the ultimate goal for which something is done
a nonexistent goal
aim, design, intent, intention, purpose
an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
(usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal
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)
the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
encyclopaedism, encyclopedism, eruditeness, erudition, learnedness, learning, scholarship
profound scholarly knowledge
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
a lack of understanding
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
heretical doctrine taught by Arius that asserted the radical primacy of the Father over the Son
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
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
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
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)
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
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
a religious orientation advocating gnosis as the way to release a person's spiritual element; considered heresy by Christian churches
(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
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
Type of:
cognition, knowledge, noesis
the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

n 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
Type of:
accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
several things grouped together or considered as a whole

n the amount that can be contained

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
Type of:
the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object

n the proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.

Type of:
the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole

n what a communication that is about something is about

message, subject matter, substance
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Articles of Confederation
a written agreement ratified in 1781 by the thirteen original states; it provided a legal symbol of their union by giving the central government no coercive power over the states or their citizens
Communist Manifesto
a socialist manifesto written by Marx and Engels (1842) describing the history of the working-class movement according to their views
First Amendment
an amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing the right of free expression; includes freedom of assembly and freedom of the press and freedom of religion and freedom of speech
Fifth Amendment
an amendment to the Constitution of the United States that imposes restrictions on the government's prosecution of persons accused of crimes; mandates due process of law and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy; requires just compensation if private property is taken for public use
Fourteenth Amendment
an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1868; extends the guarantees of the Bill of Rights to the states as well as to the federal government
Eighteenth Amendment
an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages; repealed in 1932
Nineteenth Amendment
an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; guarantees that no state can deny the right to vote on the basis of sex
(Christianity) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of Christ
Parkinson's law
C. Northcote Parkinson's cynical observation that the number of subordinates in an organization will increase linearly regardless of the amount of work to be done
Parkinson's law
C. Northcote Parkinson's cynical observation that work will expand so as to fill the time available for its completion
Canterbury Tales
an uncompleted series of tales written after 1387 by Geoffrey Chaucer
Arabian Nights' Entertainment
a collection of folktales in Arabic dating from the 10th century
Hippocratic oath
an oath taken by physicians to observe medical ethics deriving from Hippocrates
Robert's Rules of Order
a book of rules for presiding over a meeting; written by Henry M. Martin in 1876 and subsequently updated through many editions
ASCII character set
(computer science) 128 characters that make up the ASCII coding scheme
Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System
relational database of the United States National Library of Medicine for the storage and retrieval of bibliographical information concerning the biomedical literature
Princeton WordNet
a machine-readable lexical database organized by meanings; developed at Princeton University
Dow-Jones Industrial Average
an indicator of stock market prices; based on the share values of 30 blue-chip stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange
Standard and Poor's Index
a broadly based stock market index
Lateran Treaty
the agreement signed in the Lateran Palace in 1929 by Italy and the Holy See which recognized the Vatican City as a sovereign and independent papal state
North Atlantic Treaty
the treaty signed in 1949 by 12 countries that established NATO
the first treaty between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics resulting from the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
the second treaty between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics resulting from the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
Peace of Westphalia
the peace treaty that ended the Thirty Years' War in 1648
Chemical Weapons Convention
a global treaty banning the production or acquisition or stockpiling or transfer or use of chemical weapons
Geneva Convention
an agreement first drawn up in Geneva in 1864 and later revised concerning the treatment of captured and wounded military personnel and civilians in wartime
Treaty of Versailles
the treaty imposed on Germany by the Allied powers in 1920 after the end of World War I which demanded exorbitant reparations from the Germans
Missouri Compromise
an agreement in 1820 between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States concerning the extension of slavery into new territories
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the central message of a communication
(dated slang) a remarkable or excellent thing or person
a message that helps you remember something
petition, postulation, request
a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
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
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
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
the expression of disapproval
(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
a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc
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
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
subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
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
an excessively sentimental narrative
sum-up, summary
a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form
information that can be used to attack or defend a claim or argument or viewpoint
something resembling a fact; unverified (often invented) information that is given credibility because it appeared in print
a list of acknowledgements of those who contributed to the creation of a film (usually run at the end of the film)
a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school
appeal, collection, ingathering, solicitation
request for a sum of money
an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made
(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
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
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
(usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality
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
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
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)
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
information that is incorrect
information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
details, inside information
true confidential information
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)
informal term for information
an organized body of related information
intelligence, news, tidings, word
information about recent and important events
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)
information that confirms or verifies
career counseling
counseling on career opportunities
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
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
directions for the conduct of Christian church services (often printed in red in a prayer book)
a proposal for an appropriate course of action
arcanum, secret
information known only to a special group
something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on)
information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
course of study, curriculum, program, programme, syllabus
an integrated course of academic studies
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
(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)
official recognition or approval
countenance, endorsement, imprimatur, indorsement, sanction, warrant
formal and explicit approval
credit, recognition
connivance, secret approval, tacit consent
(law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing
approval to do something
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
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
contemptuous laughter
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
a statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document (a bill or constitution etc.)
a statement regarded as an object
true statement, truth
a true statement
description, verbal description
a statement that represents something in words
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)
a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle
mathematical statement
a statement of a mathematical relation
(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
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
(logic) statements that explain the explicandum; the explanatory premises
value statement
a statement of the desirability of something
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
(logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
a statement of the current market price of a security or commodity
falsehood, falsity, untruth
a false statement
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
a statement that contains a mistake
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
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)
ribald humor
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
a statement indicating the likely cost of some job
head, question
the subject matter at issue
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
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)
directions prescribed beforehand; the action of prescribing authoritative rules or directions
formula, recipe
directions for making something
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
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
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
an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors)
a proposal offered as an alternative to an earlier proposal
a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
proffer, proposition, suggestion
a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
a new proposal
a proposal of something previously rejected
motion, question
a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote
an offer made by someone who has rejected a prior offer
bid, tender
a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
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
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
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
an offer of two for the price of one
the entering of a legal document into the public record
an urgent or peremptory request
a factual statement made by one party in order to induce another party to enter into a contract
a statement of taxable goods or of dutiable properties
an acknowledgment of the truth of something
confidential information about a topic or person
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 story about fairies; told to amuse children
nursery rhyme
a tale in rhymed verse for children
a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
a statement intended to inspire confidence
assurance, pledge
a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something
an acknowledgment of appreciation
a detailed statement giving facts and figures
the principal theme in a speech or literary work
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
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
a negative statement; a statement that is a refusal or denial of some other statement
Type of:
something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

n something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation

depicted object, subject
Type of:
a separate and self-contained entity

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