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Noun
Implied or explicit significance
“Coming from him those two words were packed full of meaning that they hadn't meant in anyone else's mouth.”
Noun
Something that one hopes or intends to accomplish
“Unsure of the meaning of this remark, he remained silent.”
Noun
What is meant by a word, text, concept, or action
“Clues abound, but definitive meaning is elusive.”
Noun
The inherent value in something or someone
“Now that he was alone, he began to wonder if his life had any meaning.”
Noun
That which is communicated expressively
“Her laughter was full of meaning.”
Adjective
Intended to communicate something that is not directly expressed
“She gave Gabriel a meaning look.”
Verb
Present participle for to signify or convey an object or idea
“The refrigerator is almost empty, which will mean I have to go shopping for groceries again.”
Verb
Present participle for to have intentions for a given outcome
“Cersei and Jaime probably didn't mean to have kids, but that's how it happened to pan out.”
Verb
(usually used in past participle form) Present participle for to design or destine for a particular purpose
“The provision which I mean for him will be a humble one, and he will need to rely upon his own efforts.”
Verb
Present participle for to have as a consequence or result
“The expected boom in the economy will mean greater prosperity for everyone.”
Verb
Present participle for to have as a necessity due to a given circumstance
“The impending deadline will mean us having to work harder than ever to meet it.”
Verb
Present participle for to be important (to)
“It would mean a lot to me if you agreed to be my bridesmaid at my wedding.”
Verb
Present participle for to foretell based on available information
“When the clouds are dark and heavy, that will mean an approaching storm.”
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