What does Meaning mean?

Definitions for Meaning
ˈmi nɪŋMean·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meaning, significance, signification, importnoun

    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, substanceadjective

    the idea that is intended

    "What is the meaning of this proverb?"

  3. meaning(a), pregnant, significantadjective

    rich in significance or implication

    "a meaning look"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meaning

    of Mean

  2. Meaningnoun

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

  3. Meaningnoun

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

  4. Meaningnoun

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. meaning

    Intended or known by language.

    The picture had meaning and depth, the words were very accurate and descriptive.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 31, 2020  
  2. meaning

    To intend to express or communicate.

    The picture had real meaning as she related to the power of the beautiful and loving words.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 31, 2020  

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  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

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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

Examples of Meaning in a Sentence

  1. June Jordan:

    I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.

  2. Oregon Governor Kate Brown:

    Projected forecasts for Malheur and Lake counties look bleak, meaning these rural communities will continue to experience severe drought conditions, in addition to creating an increased wildfire risk, this drought presents hardships to crops, agriculture, communities, recreation, and wildlife, all of which rely on Oregon's water resources. I will continue working with federal, state, and local partners to help Oregonians in this part of the state through this challenging situation.

  3. Vince Lombardi:

    You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of live.

  4. Vladislav Goranov:

    Both the markets and the government are liquid enough at this moment, so there is no pressure... We expect good results on yields, meaning Bulgaria gets cheap financing.

  5. Tom Waits:

    I’ve always been a word guy, I like weird words and I like American slang and all that and words that are no longer being used… I like to drag them out of the box and wave them around… this is an interesting one, it’s amazing how in addition to punctuation just a little pause in the wrong place can just completely transform the meaning of something.

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