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EN[ˈmiːnɪŋ]
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WMeaning
  • Meaning may refer to: Meaning (existential), the worth of life in contemporary existentialism Meaning (linguistics), meaning which is communicated through the use of language Meaning (non-linguistic), a general term of art to capture senses of the word "meaning",
  • NounPLmeaningsPREmé-SUF-ing
    1. The symbolic value of something.
      1. The significance of a thing.
        1. the meaning of life ‎
      2. (semantics) The objects or concept that a word or phrase denotes, or that which a sentence says.
        1. OBS Intention.
        2. Verb
          1. present participle of mean.
            1. Turbines have been around for a long time—windmills and water wheels are early examples. The name comes from the Latin turbo, meaning vortex, and thus the defining property of a turbine is that a fluid or gas turns the blades of a rotor, which is attached to a shaft that can perform useful work.
        3. AdjectiveCOMmore meaningSUPmost meaning
          1. Having a (specified) intention.
            1. Expressing some intention or significance; meaningful.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • If we desire to find the hidden meaning and subtlety of the pictorial symbols we must search these mediæval encyclopediæ.
                • It was their meaning to take what they needed by stronghand. — Sir Walter Raleigh.
                • I mugged up on the meaning of road signs before taking my driving test.
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • Evidences from ectrophysiological studies which employed affective priming paradigms also support the idea that music can convey emotional meaning.
                • The editor decided that repunctuating Shakespeare's sonnets risked damaging their meaning.
                • He's like a human parrot: he resays whatever he's told - without any comprehension of its meaning.

            Meaning of meaning for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "meaning" is an adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Adjectives
                • Morphemes
                  • Suffixes
                    • Words by suffix
                      • Words suffixed with -ing
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                    • Verbs
                      • Verb forms
                        • Participles
                          • Present participles
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