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English adjective: meaning

1. meaning rich in significance or implication

SamplesA meaning look.

Synonymspregnant, significant


Antonymsmeaningless, nonmeaningful

English noun: meaning

1. meaning (communication) the message that is intended or expressed or signified

SamplesWhat 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.

Synonymsimport, significance, signification

Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance

Narrower (hyponym)burden, connotation, core, effect, essence, gist, grammatical meaning, intension, intent, lesson, lexical meaning, moral, nicety, nuance, overtone, point, purport, referent, refinement, sense, shade, signified, spirit, subtlety, symbolisation, symbolization

2. meaning (cognition) the idea that is intended

SamplesWhat is the meaning of this proverb?.


Broader (hypernym)idea, thought

Narrower (hyponym)connotation, denotation, extension, implication, import, reference, reference, semantics, significance, strain, tenor, undercurrent, undertone

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