Definitions for meaning
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word meaning.
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"
the idea that is intended
"What is the meaning of this proverb?"
meaning(a), pregnant, significantadjective
rich in significance or implication
"a meaning look"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
that which is meant or intended; intent; purpose; aim; object; as, a mischievous meaning was apparent
that which is signified, whether by act lanquage; signification; sence; import; as, the meaning of a hint
sense; power of thinking
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.
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
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
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'meaning' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1536
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'meaning' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4138
Rank popularity for the word 'meaning' in Nouns Frequency: #592
The numerical value of meaning in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of meaning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right
I will say that comic books are not the easiest things to translate to film, number one. Even the most well meaning of filmmakers find what's acceptable on the printed page is very difficult to bring to film.
The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
The wisest keeps something of the vision of a child. Though he may understand a thousand things that a child could not understand, he is always a beginner, close to the original meaning of life.
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Translations for meaning
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- význam, smyslCzech
- betydning, meningDanish
- Bedeutung, SinnGerman
- νόημα, σημασία, έννοιαGreek
- merkitys, tarkoitusFinnish
- signification, sensFrench
- ciallachadh, seagh, brìghScottish Gaelic
- मतलब, अर्थHindi
- jelentés, értelemHungarian
- merking, meiningIcelandic
- 意味, 目的, 意義Japanese
- 의미, 意味, 뜻Korean
- смисол, значење, смислаMacedonian
- waarde, betekenis, zinDutch
- betydning, tyding, meningNorwegian
- znaczenie, sensPolish
- significado, sentidoPortuguese
- значение, толкование, смыслRussian
- pomen, smiselSlovene
- betydelse, meningSwedish
- kasıt, mana, anlamTurkish
- معنی, ارتھUrdu
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