What is meaning?

  • (noun): The idea that is intended.
    Example: "What is the meaning of this proverb?"
    Synonyms: substance
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "meaning":

  • (noun): The message that is intended or expressed or signified.
    Example: "What is the meaning of this sentence"
    Synonyms: significance, signification, import
  • (adj): Rich in significance or implication.
    Example: "A meaning look"; "pregnant with meaning"
    Synonyms: pregnant, significant

Famous quotes containing the word meaning:

    Every generation rediscovers and re-evaluates the meaning of infancy and childhood.
    Arnold Gesell (20th century)

    A good education ought to help people to become both more receptive to and more discriminating about the world: seeing, feeling, and understanding more, yet sorting the pertinent from the irrelevant with an ever finer touch, increasingly able to integrate what they see and to make meaning of it in ways that enhance their ability to go on growing.
    Laurent A. Daloz (20th century)

    I am very sorry to know and hear how unreverently that most precious jewel, the Word of God, is disputed, rhymed, sung and jangled in every ale-house and tavern, contrary to the true meaning and doctrine of the same.
    Henry VIII (1491–1547)