What does meaning mean?

Definitions for meaningˈmi nɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word meaning.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. meaning, significance, signification, import(noun)

    the message that is intended or expressed or signified

    "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"

  2. meaning, substance(adj)

    the idea that is intended

    "What is the meaning of this proverb?"

  3. meaning(a), pregnant, significant(adj)

    rich in significance or implication

    "a meaning look"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meaning

    of Mean

  2. Meaning(noun)

    that which is meant or intended; intent; purpose; aim; object; as, a mischievous meaning was apparent

  3. Meaning(noun)

    that which is signified, whether by act lanquage; signification; sence; import; as, the meaning of a hint

  4. Meaning(noun)

    sense; power of thinking

Freebase

  1. Meaning

    In linguistics, meaning is what the source or sender expresses, communicates, or conveys in their message to the observer or receiver, and what the receiver infers from the current context.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'meaning' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1536

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'meaning' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4138

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'meaning' in Nouns Frequency: #592

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of meaning in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of meaning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Leo Braeck:

    Through faith man experiences the meaning of the world through action he is to give to it meaning.

  2. Johanna Satekge:

    I've got meaning, every day I say I'm going to work and save somebody's life. My slogan is 'HIV is not inherited'.

  3. Aaron Copland:

    The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, 'Is there a meaning to music' My answer would be, 'Yes.' And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is' My answer to that would be, 'No.'

  4. B. Imus:

    What is the meaning to life? Life is not such a small imisible spec as to only have one meaning. It is up to each individual to identify their own meaning of life. Or to say that their is not one. The answer lies with you.

  5. Michael Ardern-Jones:

    Almost any chemical compound could be implicated as an allergen, so it is almost impossible for a cream to be truly non-allergic, Thus, as there is no true ‘hypoallergenic’ cream, there is no agreed meaning of ‘hypoallergenic.’.

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