- 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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Acceleration has been one of the words to which the coronavirus has given a whole new meaning.‘Without the luxury of time’: The Wall Street Journal rolls out new products for the fast-tempo ad market|Lucinda Southern|September 15, 2020|Digiday
Our language locks the meanings into place by the way that the things are combined together.Talking Is Throwing Fictional Worlds at One Another - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Kevin Berger|September 9, 2020|Nautilus
The more related the meanings of two words were, the closer their embeddings should be in the space.Welcome to the Next Level of Bullshit - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Raphaël Millière|September 9, 2020|Nautilus
The reform introduced new “neighboring” rights meaning that press publishers can recoup their investment when content is made available via news aggregators or media monitoring services.State of play: Where the battle with Google and Facebook to pay for news is hottest|Lucinda Southern|September 7, 2020|Digiday
The goal was to construct maps of the circuits across the brain that we rely on to understand the world, make meaning of our moment-to-moment experience, and respond to different situations.Why do you feel lonely? Neuroscience is starting to find answers.|Amy Nordrum|September 4, 2020|MIT Technology Review
“Protocols have specific meanings behind them, rather than do what I say because I say so,” she added.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto also wants to layer his show with meaning—or meanings.‘True Detective’s’ Godless Universe: Is the HBO Show Anti-Christian?|Andrew Romano|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Do they all have hidden meanings or are you just having fun?‘The Americans’ Showrunners Dissect the Secrets of Season 2|Andrew Romano|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By the 19th and 20th centuries, the guitar (and related stringed instruments) also acquired certain social meanings.Was The Beatles’ Music Really That Unique? Yeah, It Totally Was.|Michael Tomasky|February 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Different boycotters will ascribe different meanings to the same act.
He will search out the hidden meanings of proverbs, and will be conversant in the secrets of parables.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Since words have different meanings, we may sometimes find that a pair of words exemplify all three Laws, as plough and sword.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
From one of these, which may be considered as collateral primary meanings, it must therefore be deduced.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
Chaucer often rimes words that are pronounced alike, if their meanings be different.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
Romanoff spoke in low tones, but every word seemed to be laden with meanings hitherto unknown to Dick.The Everlasting Arms|Joseph Hocking
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)