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English adjective: meaning

1. meaning rich in significance or implication


SamplesA meaning look.


Synonymspregnant, significant


Similarmeaningful


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?.


Synonymssubstance


Broader (hypernym)idea, thought


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









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