What does meaning mean?

Definitions for meaning
ˈmi nɪŋmean·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word meaning.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. meaning, significance, signification, import(noun)

    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, substance(adj)

    the idea that is intended

    "What is the meaning of this proverb?"

  3. meaning(a), pregnant, significant(adj)

    rich in significance or implication

    "a meaning look"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meaning

    of Mean

  2. Meaning(noun)

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

  3. Meaning(noun)

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

  4. Meaning(noun)

    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  

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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say meaning in sign language?

  1. meaning

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. Whitney Wolfe:

    A lot of it comes down to guided autonomy, so, on the one hand, we know from research that people are much better at work when they feel empowered, which consists of having meaning on the job, a sense of autonomy, a sense of confidence, and also an impact on what you do and the people you’re trying to help. Yet you don’t want to feel so autonomous that you have no direction. It’s one thing to feel autonomous in terms of your motivation, but it’s another thing to be autonomous and go in the wrong direction.

  2. Joachim Wedler:

    Autonomous driving gives the car interior a totally different meaning, fun and relaxation are the new targets for those cars, while (electrification) offers us different vehicle packaging opportunities as there's no (bulky) engine or transmission. Batteries more or less lie flat on the floor. We have totally different opportunities for roominess and ergonomics.

  3. Vikrant Parsai:

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

  4. Babak Javid:

    Detailed contact tracing from Taiwan as well as the first European transmission chain in Germany suggested that true asymptomatics rarely transmit, however, those( and many other) studies have found that paucisymptomatic transmission( meaning they have extremely mild symptoms) can occur, and in particular, in the German study, they found that transmission often appeared to occur before or on the day symptoms first appeared.

  5. Larry Hardiman:

    The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'.

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