English adjective: meaning
|1.||meaning rich in significance or implication|
|Samples||A meaning look.|
English noun: meaning
|1.||meaning (communication) the message that is intended or expressed or signified|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||import, 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|
|Samples||What 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|