- the nonlinguistic cultural correlate, reference, or denotation of a linguistic form; expression.
- linguistic content (opposed to expression).
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OTHER WORDS FROM meaningmean·ing·ly, adverbmean·ing·ness, nounsub·mean·ing, nounun·der·mean·ing, noun
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His discourse is now more detailed: submission, which is the meaning of islam in Arabic, gives him a kind of enjoyment.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But Bush is as exciting to many conservatives as Hillary Clinton is to many progressives, meaning not so much.
Over the years, the meaning has evolved, essentially, to “Christmastime,” and describes the period between Dec. 24 and Jan. 6.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The U.S. will reopen an embassy in Havana, meaning an ambassador will be appointed.
The meaning of this title may have been honorific, but it is also striking.First Anglican Woman Bishop A Return to Christian Roots|Candida Moss|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her meaning had been, from her earliest years, to marry, or be married.The Maid of Sker|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Alice darted a keen look on the Duke, as if to read his meaning; another on Charles, to know whether she had guessed it rightly.Peveril of the Peak|Sir Walter Scott
Perhaps I shall be able to justify it, and make my meaning clearer too, if I give an account of my own feelings about music.Art|Clive Bell
Meredith constructs a type-man as a hero, and makes this type express his purpose and meaning.English Literature|William J. Long
It will accordingly be well for us to carefully examine this term and its meaning.Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers|Bhakta Vishita
British Dictionary definitions for meaning
- the sense of an expression; its connotation
- the reference of an expression; its denotation. In recent philosophical writings meaning can be used in both the above sensesSee also sense (def. 12)