What does meaningful mean?

Definitions for meaningful
ˈmi nɪŋ fəlmean·ing·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meaningfuladjective

    having a meaning or purpose

    "a meaningful explanation"; "a meaningful discussion"; "a meaningful pause"


  1. meaningfuladjective

    Having meaning, significant.

    I think we made a meaningful contribution to this project today.


  1. meaningful

    Meaningful refers to something that has purpose, significance, or value. It implies importance or relevance, often in a personal or emotional sense. In terms of communication, it designates the transmission of ideas or information that have a clear, understandable substance and implications. In overall human experiences, it signifies moments, actions, or relationships that instill a deeper understanding or connection.

Editors Contribution

  1. meaningful

    To have meaning or purpose.

    Their relationship was meaningful and they knew they would be together for live.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 5, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'meaningful' in Adjectives Frequency: #1034

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of meaningful in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of meaningful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of meaningful in a Sentence

  1. Towers Foundation CEO Frank Siller:

    We made a promise to NEVER FORGET... but 20 years later people are starting to forget, walking to the sites directly impacted on September 11th, is a meaningful way to keep that promise and pay tribute to their memory.

  2. Janos Lazar:

    If we do not take meaningful steps, we will become a rescue boat that sinks beneath the weight of those clinging onto it.

  3. Victor Thianpiriya:

    I think there's still a bit of a hangover from what occurred earlier in the week, the technical picture looks pretty bad and U.S. data has been stronger than expected. I don't expect to see any meaningful bounce until we get to around $1,040 and I think some of these sellers know that.

  4. Antony Blinken:

    Unfortunately there's a difference between what Russia says and what it does. And what we're seeing is no meaningful pullback, on the contrary, we continue to see forces, especially forces that would be in the vanguard of any renewed aggression against Ukraine, continuing to be at the border, to mass at the border.

  5. Beau Biden:

    [They are] real, and members of both parties have recognized [them] in him for a long time, hes a very decent guy, a nice guy,hes not an unforgiving guy and the strength that he showed recovering from the tragedies hes had in his life is a meaningful quality.

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