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EN[ˈmiːnɪŋ] [-iːnɪŋ]
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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", independent from its linguistic uses
  • Meaning (philosophy of language), definition, elements, and types of meaning discussed in philosophy
  • Meaning (psychology), epistemological position, in psychology as well as philosophy, linguistics, semiotics and sociology

    Definition of meaning in English Dictionary

  • 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
                • But where's the use of invoking the Muses, when they are provoked by droppings of inspiration from a stone, in which the measure and the meaning are most happily profundified?
                • Aeolism, or the emphasis on the form or sound of words per se rather than on their meaning or sense, presently flourishes under many dignified guises.
                • It all depends on what the meaning of is is. - Bill Clinton
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • He's like a human parrot: he resays whatever he's told - without any comprehension of its meaning.
                • The editor decided that repunctuating Shakespeare's sonnets risked damaging their meaning.
                • No longer just an excuse to eat great food and drink fine riesling, the Spring Festival has taken on new meaning.
            • 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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                    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.
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