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Meaning of meaning by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -iːnɪŋ



    1. Present participle of mean .


    meaning ( plural: meanings )

    1. The symbolic value of something .
    2. The significance of a thing, as "the meaning of life"
    3. ( semantics ) The objects or concept that a word or phrase denotes, or that which a sentence says .




    • amening

Explanation of meaning by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. rich in significance or implication

    2. a meaning look
    1. the idea that is intended

    2. What is the meaning of this proverb?
    3. the message that is intended or expressed or signified

    4. what is the meaning of this sentence

    Definition of meaning by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Mean ( mēn ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Meant ( mĕnt ); p. pr. & vb. n. Meaning.] [OE. menen, AS. mǣnan to recite, tell, intend, wish; akin to OS. mēnian to have in mind, mean, D. meenen, G. meinen, OHG. meinan, Icel. meina, Sw. mena, Dan. mene, and to E. mind. √104. See Mind, and cf. Moan.]
      1. To have in the mind, as a purpose, intention, etc.; to intend; to purpose; to design; as, “what do you mean to do?”

      What mean ye by this service ? Ex. xii. 26.

      Ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good. Gen. 1. 20.

      I am not a Spaniard

      To say that it is yours and not to mean it. Longfellow.

      2. To signify; to indicate; to import; to denote.

      What mean these seven ewe lambs ? Gen. xxi. 29.

      Go ye, and learn what that meaneth. Matt. ix. 13.

    2. Meaning n.
      1. That which is meant or intended; intent; purpose; aim; object; as, “a mischievous meaning was apparent”.

      If there be any good meaning towards you. Shak.

      2. That which is signified, whether by act lanquage; signification; sense; import; as, “the meaning of a hint”.

      3. Sense; power of thinking. [R.]

      -- Meaningless, a. -- Meaningly, adv.