Associations to the word «Meaning»


MEANING, noun. The symbolic value of something.
MEANING, noun. The significance of a thing.
MEANING, noun. (semantics) The objects or concept that a word or phrase denotes, or that which a sentence says.
MEANING, noun. (obsolete) Intention.
MEANING, verb. Present participle of mean
MEANING, adjective. Having a (specified) intention.
MEANING, adjective. Expressing some intention or significance; meaningful.
MEANING OF LIFE, noun. (religion) (philosophy) A hypothetical answer to all of life's ultimate questions; the purpose or raison d'être of human life.

Dictionary definition

MEANING, 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".
MEANING, noun. The idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?".
MEANING, adjective. Rich in significance or implication; "a meaning look".

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn