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1. meaning

noun. ['ˈmiːnɪŋ'] the message that is intended or expressed or signified.

Synonyms

  • significance
  • point
  • core
  • subtlety
  • symbolization
  • sense
  • subject matter
  • connotation
  • symbolisation
  • import
  • burden
  • effect
  • referent
  • signified
  • signification
  • gist
  • lesson
  • spirit
  • lexical meaning
  • nuance
  • nicety
  • overtone
  • intent
  • substance
  • purport
  • message
  • grammatical meaning
  • content
  • refinement
  • shade
  • intension
  • essence

Antonyms

  • meaninglessness
  • insignificance
  • unimportance
  • significant

Etymology

  • mean (English)
  • meene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mening (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Meaning

  • intervening
  • convening
  • screening
  • machining
  • preening
  • greening
  • cleaning
  • careening
  • weaning
  • leaning

How do you pronounce meaning?

Pronounce meaning as ˈminɪŋ.

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Sentences with meaning


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Compounding meaning you pay interest on interest that has already been charged.

2. Noun, singular or mass
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Quotes about meaning


1. Sixty-four thousand dollars for a question, I hope they are asking you the meaning of life.
- Paul Scofield

2. Inner-life questions are the kind everyone asks, with or without benefit of God-talk: 'Does my life have meaning and purpose?' 'Do I have gifts that the world wants and needs?' 'Whom and what shall I serve?' 'Whom and what can I trust?' 'How can I rise above my fears?'
- Parker Palmer

3. I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
- Joseph Campbell

2. well-meaning

adjective. marked by good intentions though often producing unfortunate results.

Synonyms

  • well-intentioned
  • intended

Antonyms

  • unplanned
  • unattached
  • unfriendly

3. well-meaning

adjective. not unfriendly or threatening.

Synonyms

  • amicable

Antonyms

  • unmotivated
  • unpremeditated

4. meaning

noun. ['ˈmiːnɪŋ'] the idea that is intended.

Synonyms

  • undertone
  • import
  • thought
  • idea
  • extension
  • reference
  • semantics
  • tenor
  • undercurrent
  • denotation
  • implication
  • strain
  • connotation
  • substance

Antonyms

  • dishonorable
  • wicked
  • unrighteous
  • physical

Etymology

  • mean (English)
  • meene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mening (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. meaning

adjective. ['ˈmiːnɪŋ'] rich in significance or implication.

Synonyms

  • pregnant
  • significant

Antonyms

  • evil
  • unchaste
  • immorality

Etymology

  • mean (English)
  • meene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mening (Middle English (1100-1500))
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