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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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

How to pronounce meaning?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say meaning in sign language?

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. Woody Allen:

    How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size?

  2. Noel Francisco:

    Campaign statements are made by a private citizen before he takes the oath of office and before, under the Opinions Clause of the Constitution, receives the advice of his Cabinet, and that those are constitutionally significant acts that mark the fundamental transformation from being a private citizen to the embodiment of the executive branch, but I would also say here it doesn't matter, because, here, the statements that they principally rely on don't actually address the meaning of the proclamation itself. This is not a so-called Muslim ban. If it were, it would be the most ineffective Muslim ban that one could possibly imagine since not only does it exclude the vast majority of the Muslim world, it also omits three Muslim-majority countries that were covered by past orders, including Iraq, Chad and Sudan.

  3. Kim Novak:

    I loved acting, which was never about money, the fame. It was about a search for meaning. It was painful.

  4. Laura Kubzansky:

    For physical health, it's not so much happiness per se, but this ability to regulate and have a sense of purpose and meaning.

  5. The White House:

    I have a lot of love in my life and a lot of purpose and meaning associated with trying to protect this country as a soldier and then trying to also advocate for the security of the country as a retired general officer and foreign policy and national security analyst.

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