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Synonyms for meaning
ˈmi nɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meaning, significance, signification, import(noun)

    the message that is intended or expressed or signified

    "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"

    importee, import, consequence, moment, substance, signification, significance, importation, implication

    meaningless, nonmeaningful

  2. meaning, substance(adj)

    the idea that is intended

    "What is the meaning of this proverb?"

    means, nitty-gritty, meat, import, core, inwardness, sum, subject matter, center, gist, heart and soul, content, substance, nub, signification, centre, kernel, essence, message, heart, significance, marrow, pith

    nonmeaningful, meaningless

  3. meaning(a), pregnant, significant(adj)

    rich in significance or implication

    "a meaning look"

    meaningless, nonmeaningful

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. meaning

    signification, import, significance, purport, sense, aim

Editors Contribution

  1. which means

    meaning they are no longer needing help

    Submitted by rinat on September 9, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. meaning(n.)

    intention, intent, purpose, design, aim, object

  2. meaning(n.)

    signification, sense, acceptation, explanation, interpretation

  3. meaning(n.)

    import, purport, significance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. meaning(n)

    signification, significance, import, acceptation, intent

    Associated words:
    lexicology, semasiology

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  1. Eric Marshall:

    There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding reforms, causing prison REITs to trade at a discount to the REITs that aren't tied to government spending, but you've already seen them pull back, meaning that from here there's more upside than downside potential.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    I realized if I tried to achieve what I thought my Dad was ... I would (get) about 50% of the way there. I could either accept that as a traumatic experience and go get therapy and live a miserable life, or I could accept being half the man my dad was or is and still live a life of purpose and meaning.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch of a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.

  4. John Macy:

    The wisest keeps something of the vision of a child. Though he may understand a thousand things that a child could not understand, he is always a beginner, close to the original meaning of life.

  5. Nelson Henderson:

    The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.

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