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

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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. President Ronald Reagan:

    Well-meaning Americans in the name of freedom have taken freedom away. For the sake of religious tolerance, they’ve forbidden religious practice.

  2. Unknown:

    The essence of intelligence is skill in extracting meaning from everyday experience.

  3. Paul Ingram:

    A moment's thought shows that man's feeling of isolation has no foundation, biologically or sociologically. We grow out of the Universe, we are an expression of it. The iron in our blood comes from the high temperature fusion of stars. We constantly interact with our environment. The force of gravity keeps our feet upon the earth and has a vital effect upon our metabolism. The air we breathe comes form the seas and the leaves, and the sun allows the process to take place. Society gives us all that makes us human our culture, our symbols, our concepts and our values. Without society, the notion of the individual would have no meaning.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    A fine quotation has really no meaning only when one reads without getting any inspiration from it.

  5. Maamoun Abdulkarim:

    It's as though there is a curse that has befallen this city and I expect only news that will shock us. If the city remains in their hands the city is doomed, it is now wanton destruction ... their acts of vengeance are no longer ideologically driven because they are now blowing up buildings with no religious meaning.

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