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Noun
What is meant by a word, text, concept, or action
“You should probably look up the true meaning of this word before using it as liberally as you do.”
Noun
Implied or explicit significance
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“There was much meaning in his speech, as evidenced by the enthralled audience.”
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An aim or end result that one hopes to achieve
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“Unsure of the meaning of this remark, he remained silent.”
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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.”
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The implied meaning associated with something
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The consequence brought about by a particular event
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A reason or justification given for an action or belief
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Raison d'etre
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Common sense
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A schematic or diagram that shows how something works or is built
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Elements of larger object
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The function assumed or part played by a person or thing in a particular situation
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The action or fact of showing something
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Adjective
Intended to communicate something that is not directly expressed
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“She gave Gabriel a meaning look.”
Adjective
That implies or suggests something else
Adverb
In the sense of
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.”
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(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.”
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Present participle for to have as a consequence or result
“The expected boom in the economy will mean greater prosperity for everyone.”
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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.”
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Present participle for to be important (to)
“It would mean a lot to me if you agreed to be my bridesmaid at my wedding.”
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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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