What does meaning mean?

Definitions for meaning
ˈmi nɪŋmean·ing

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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. Jeff Ludwin:

    Many species are migratory, meaning they're available fresh in various regions only at certain times of the year.

  2. Elias Glassmann:

    The life does not have meaning when we do not have goals.

  3. Scott Stewart:

    It’s going to be difficult, the sheer size of city. It’s really Iraq’s second city. They have a lot of infestation. The question is, ‘ are they [ ISIS ] going to flee or are they going to hold on because of the meaning of Mosul ? ’.

  4. Scott Doerhoff:

    You knew, it's not really a pain that you feel. It's like you don't even know how to exist at that moment because everything that you'd ever done in your entire life, the entire meaning of your life, really, which is to protect your children, had just been taken from you.

  5. Kedar Joshi:

    What can be greater to life than to understand its meaning.

Images & Illustrations of meaning

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