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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Meaningnoun

    Etymology: from mean.

    I am no honest man, if there be any good meaning toward you. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    Some whose meaning hath at first been fair,
    Grow knaves by use, and rebels by despair. Wentworth Dillon.

    The meaning, not the name, I call: for thou,
    Not of the Muses nine. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. vii.

    These lost the sense their learning to display,
    And those explain’d the meaning quite away. Alexander Pope.

    No word more frequently in the mouths of men than conscience; and the meaning of it is, in some measure, understood: however, it is a word extremely abused by many, who apply other meanings to it which God Almighty never intended. Jonathan Swift, Miscel.

ChatGPT

  1. meaning

    Meaning is the significance, purpose, or sense conveyed by something, whether it be a word, symbol, action, concept, or experience. It involves the interpretation and understanding of the message, idea, or intention behind a specific entity, often shaped by personal, cultural, or contextual factors. Meaning gives substance and value to our existence, allowing for communication, decision-making, and the pursuit of fulfilling lives.

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

Wikidata

  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

    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  


  2. 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  

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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. Anthony Robbins:

    It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute...that gives meaning to our lives.

  2. Nathan M. Pusey:

    The teacher's task is not to implant facts but to place the subject to be learned in front of the learner and, through sympathy, emotion, imagination and patience, to awaken in the learner the restless drive for answers and insights which enlarge the personal life and give it meaning.

  3. Vatsal Surti:

    The question of purpose and meaning becomes obsolete when you think beyond human life.

  4. Jim Irsay:

    I told Peyton Manning right after the( AFC Championship Game) everyone here is so excited, and it's so deserving because I don't think anyone is more respected by everyone in the game, meaning you guys in the media to the players on the field Peyton Manning's playing against, it's just so deserving, it really is.

  5. Jean Genet:

    Excluded by my birth and tastes from the social order, I was not aware of its diversity. Nothing in the world was irrelevant: the stars on a general's sleeve, the stock-market quotations, the olive harvest, the style of the judiciary, the wheat exchange, flower-beds. Nothing. This order, fearful and feared, whose details were all inter-related, had a meaning: my exile.

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