Dictionary Results for meaning


1. 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"

Synonym(s): significance, signification, import

Hypernym(s): message, content, subject_matter, substance




2. meaning - noun

· the idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?"

Synonym(s): substance

Hypernym(s): idea, thought




3. mean - verb

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

Synonym(s): intend

Hypernym(s): convey




4. mean - verb

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

Synonym(s): entail, imply

Hypernym(s): necessitate




5. mean - verb

· denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"

Synonym(s): intend, signify, stand_for




6. mean - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): intend, think




7. mean - verb

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




8. mean - verb

· 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!"

Synonym(s): think_of, have_in_mind

Hypernym(s): associate, tie_in, relate, link, colligate, link_up, connect




9. mean - verb

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

Hypernym(s): intend, destine, designate, specify




10. meaning - adjective

· rich in significance or implication; "a meaning look"; "a significant silence"

Synonym(s): pregnant, significant





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