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Overview of noun meaning

The noun meaning has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (48) meaning, significance, signification, import

(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")

2. (31) meaning, substance

(the idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?")


Overview of verb mean

The verb mean has 7 senses? (first 6 from tagged texts)
1. (93) mean, intend

(mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?")

2. (89) entail, imply, mean

(have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers")

3. (43) mean, intend, signify, stand for

(denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means")

4. (27) intend, mean, think

(have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night")

5. (9) mean

(have a specified degree of importance; "My ex-husband means nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything")

6. (8) think of, have in mind, mean

(intend to refer to; "I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France"; "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!")

7. mean

(destine or designate for a certain purpose; "These flowers were meant for you")


Overview of adj meaning

The adj meaning has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. meaning, pregnant, significant

(rich in significance or implication; "a meaning look")

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