Meaning


Meaning

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  • meaning — meaning, sense, acceptation, signification, significance, import are comparable when they denote the idea which something (as a word, a passage, a facial expression, an action, or a situation) conveys to the mind or is intended to convey to the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • meaning — meaning, meaningful action It would be difficult to imagine any sociological study which did not, implicitly or explicitly, look at how people think about the social world and social relationships in other words at the meanings that the social… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Meaning — Mean ing, n. 1. That which is meant or intended; intent; purpose; aim; object; as, a mischievous meaning was apparent. [1913 Webster] If there be any good meaning towards you. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is signified, whether by act… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meaning — I noun acceptation, connotation, content, definition, denotation, drift, explanation, idea, import, interpretation, purport, semantics, semasiology, sense, sententia, significance, significatio, signification, substance, tenor, text, vis… …   Law dictionary

  • meaning — [mē′niŋ] n. 1. what is meant; what is intended to be, or in fact is, signified, indicated, referred to, or understood; signification, purport, import, sense, or significance [the meaning of a word] 2. Archaic intention; purpose adj. 1. that has… …   English World dictionary

  • meaning — [n1] message, signification acceptation, allusion, bearing, bottom line*, connotation, content, context, definition, denotation, drift, effect, essence, explanation, force, gist, heart*, hint, implication, import, interpretation, intimation, meat …   New thesaurus

  • meaning — (n.) sense, import, intent, c.1300, from MEAN (Cf. mean) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • meaning — ► NOUN 1) what is meant by a word, idea, or action. 2) worthwhile quality; purpose. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ expressive …   English terms dictionary

  • meaning — noun 1 what sth means ADJECTIVE ▪ clear, exact, precise ▪ The context makes the meaning clear. ▪ What is the exact meaning of this phrase? ▪ intended …   Collocations dictionary

  • Meaning — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Idea to be conveyed. >Thing signified. < N PARAG:Meaning >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 meaning meaning Sgm: N 1 signification signification significance Sgm: N 1 sense sense expression Sgm: N 1 import import …   English dictionary for students


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