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mean·ing

meaning

 
pronunciation:
mi nIng
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: definition or signification; sense.
What is the meaning of this word?
synonyms:
definition, sense, signification
similar words:
acceptation, connotation, denotation, drift, intent, intention, purport, tenor
definition 2: value or effectiveness.
a gesture without meaning
synonyms:
effectiveness, significance, value, worth
similar words:
consequence, importance, moment, point
definition 3: significance, esp. psychological or spiritual.
the inner meaning of his actions
synonyms:
import, purport, significance
similar words:
implication, message
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having specified intention (usu. used in combination).
a well-meaning act
similar words:
intended
definition 2: expressing meaning or significance.
He gave her a meaning look.
synonyms:
meaningful
similar words:
significant, suggestive