Definition of MEANING

noun : MEANING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

verb : MEANING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?" ;

  • 2. (

    ) have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers" ;

  • 4. (

    ) have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night" ;

  • 5. (

    ) have a specified degree of importance; "My ex-husband means nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything" ;

  • 6. (

    ) intend to refer to; "I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France"; "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!" ;

  • 7. (

    ) destine or designate for a certain purpose; "These flowers were meant for you" ;

Adjective : MEANING

Source: WordNet 3.1

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